Monday, October 26, 2009

Lady Gaga Meets Hello Kitty

I love her crazy, quirky and over-the-top sense of style which is unabashedly posed in this unique shoot of her reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe featuring Hello Kitty!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Gorgeous Georgia

She's hot! Georgia May Jagger, the youngest daughter of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger has been chosen as the new face for beauty brand Rimmel London, along with Canadian fashion model Coco Rocha. She has already appeared in advertisement for Hudson Jeans and recently appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine.

Little Red Riding

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dance of The Sugarplum Fairy

An enchanting piece that is much more beautiful in person, this creation is the outcome that conjures in my mind’s eye of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her handsome cavalier dances gracefully to the most recognizable song in the entire work, the *Grand Pas De Deux*.
Here we have a grand & lovely procession of luscious gems designed in a very unique pattern. Over the top, swirls of hand forge sterling silver frame are embellished with threesome of gorgeous AAA AMETRINE BRIOLETTE (my last possession), White Seed Pearls and Genuine Rough DIAMONDS. It seems to be the perfect hanger for the next composition…
Yes, the circlet of divine MOONSTONE RONDELLES & hard to resist Fool’s Gold PYRITE FACETED RONDELLES hangs firmly above twinkles of Swarovski Crystals in Vintage Rose. Such a delight! In the midst, lovely, lovely AAA PINK MYSTIC ROCK QUARTZ ONION dance gracefully as if following to the rhythm of that magnificent slick AAA BLACK GARNET ELONGATED TEARDROP below with clusters of Swarovski Crystals and White Seed Pearls peeking out here & there. Gorgeous!
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy poses delectably about 3.1” from top of the sterling silver wire (hand-crafted by me) and sways 1” at her widest point. Quite a stunning wearable piece that’s extremely lightweight and comfy. All wires & chains are 925 Sterling Silver. Oxidized and polished to bring out the details of the wire work.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Craving for Red

Literally influenced by the fairytale ‘The Little Red Riding Hood’, I’ve choose to go hoopla for Miss Red. Vivacious and alluring, this piece comprised of a curvaceous 2” wide hoop fashioned from oxidized 925 sterling silver and beautiful swirl patterns made of 999 fine silver.

To compliment this elaborate frame, I’ve embellished it with little delicacies of scrumptious RUBY RONDELLES, dreamy Genuine ROUGH DIAMONDS, delicate rows of White Seed Pearls and sultry AAA PLATINUM MYSTIC HEART BRIOLETTE. Beautiful as they come, these little babies sparkled in an amazing deep crimson red… a beautiful & intoxicating color!

Last but not least, for a lively touch I’ve added a small teardrop charm of Thai Seed Beads and a single AAA PLATINUM MYSTIC HEART BRIO; that skips oh so heedlessly as you move.

This piece is absolutely a statement making and exceedingly lightweight.

All of the silver was given an oxidized finished and polished to bring out the details of the wire work.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Regal Twelve

Alexia Sinclair is one of my favorite photographers. I personally love her innovative series titled The Regal Twelve – a suite of pictures depicting powerful historical women combining photography, illustration, European backdrops, fashion models, historical treasures and symbolic references, digitally montaged to create works based on historical truths. Take a look…
Marie Antoinette - The Extravagant Queen

Christina of Sweden - The Androgynous Queen

Catherine The Great - The Enlighten Princess

Elizabeth 1 - The Virgin Queen

Alexandra Romanov - The Last Czarina

Elizabeth Bathory - The Countess of Blood

Boudica - The Celtic Queen

Olympias - The Sorcerous

Eleanor of Aquitane - The Eagle

Agrippina - The Poisoness

Isabella of Spain - The Catholic

Cleopatra - The Seductress

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Queens of Lavazza

Ok, this calendar is way too old to be posted, but I have an eye for bright & vivid colors such as the one in these divine photos. Truly an inspiration! Finlay Mackay collaboration with Lavazza for their 2008 calendar, proved to be astonishingly F A B U L O U S! Just look at {his amazing works} + {Diamond Dolls Couture Bijoux} = {ABSOLUTELY DIVINE!}

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tinkerbell, My Sweet

Tinkerbell or Tink for short, is a fictional character from J. M. Barrie's 1904 play and 1911 novel Peter and Wendy. Ever since then, it appeared in multiple film and television adaptations of story, particularly the 1953 animated Walt Disney picture Peter Pan. Describe by Barrie as being a fairy who mended pots and kettles, like an actual thinker she is also well known by being mischievous, ill-tempered and vindictive.
This next piece, Tinkerbell, my sweet showcases a very intricate wire work manipulated from sterling silver to form swirl motives that are accentuated with devilishly charming Fool’s Gold Pyrite Rondelles, petite AA VESUVIANITE and some glints of Rough DIAMONDS shimmer.
Sitting prettily in the middle, we have a 3D *pop-up* circlet of beautiful CITRINE RONDELLES, tiny Thai Beads and a single FOOL’S GOLD PYRITE RONDELLES .

Gaily hanging above from this majestic frame are drapes of wondrous gems and chains that sparkles like fairy dusts. From the inner, luscious tiny White Seed Pearls and gorgeous AAA PINK MYSTIC FACETED ONION BRIO complements each other very well while the outer layer trailed by charming MOONSTONE RONDELLES and Swarovski Crystals in CAL that shimmers like crazy. You’ll be conspicuously dashing in these babies!
Tinkerbell, my sweet drops in a desirable length of 3.3” from the top of that comfy ear hook made by me, and measures 1.3” at her widest point.

All wires & chains are 925 Sterling Silver, oxidized & polished.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Spring Witch Flower Garden

The next morning Gerda went to play with the flowers in the warm sunshine, and thus passed away a day. Gerda knew every flower; and, numerous as they were, it still seemed to Gerda that one was wanting, though she did not know which. One day while she was looking at the hat of the woman painted with flowers, the most beautiful of them all seemed to her to be a rose. The woman had forgotten to take it from her hat when she made the others vanish in the earth. But so it is when one's thoughts are not collected.

"What!" said Gerda.
"Are there no roses here?"

And she ran about amongst the flowerbeds, and looked, and looked, but there was not one to be found. She then sat down and wept; but her hot tears fell just where a rose-bush had sunk; and when her warm tears watered the ground, the tree shot up suddenly as fresh and blooming as when it had been swallowed up. Gerda kissed the roses, thought of her own dear roses at home, and with them of little Kay.

Excerpt from Hans Christian Anderson *Snow Queen*

The Spring Witch Flower Garden the earrings, is based upon Hans Christian Anderson ‘Snow Queen’. It has a remarkable story line that incorporates all four seasons – Spring Witch, Summer Princess, Autumn Maiden and the Winter Queen herself.

As much as I love all the four seasons, The Spring Witch Flower Garden was my choice for this next delectable piece. Details were very intricate and time consuming leisurely done. The elaborate frame was composed and manipulated to form swirl pattern that irradiates with visuals palettes of warm spring color.

Those circlets below the leverback earwires are coiled with my favorite gems of all; tiny Genuine Rough DIAMONDS utterly creates subtle glints of shimmer. Embedded in the center of the herringbone is the dashing GENUINE VINTAGE ROSE CARVED CORAL PINK BEADS, which had an excellent creamy pink color. Gaily in their shots of serene blue is the AAA SKY BLUE TOPAZ BRIOLETTE with amazing brilliance that is hard to capture in my photos. :)

Moving southwards towards that gorgeous SMOOTH CHAMPAGNE CITRINE FLAWLESS POLISHED PEAR BRIOLETTE are charming corsages of dreamy SPINEL RONDELLES (exquisite colors ranging from orange-pink-purple and crimson), alluring AAA PLATINUM MYSTIC GARNET and lustrous tiny White Seed Pearls.

This creation is a sleek & slender piece, dropping approximately 3.2” from a 925 sterling silver lever-back with a wide of o.8”. All wires & chains are 925 Sterling Silver. Oxidized and polished to bring out the details of the wire work.