Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday to Me!!!

August 27th was my birthday and I forgot to post about it in my blog! How silly is that? Anyway, many thanks to all the birthday wishes! I had a wonderful time with my loved ones...

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Happy Birthday...Malaysia!

Happy 53rd Independence Day to all Malaysians! May we all live in peace & harmony for many many years to come.. Cheers!

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Monday, August 30, 2010

My first Giveaway!

How would you like to own this pair of gorgeous earrings? Inspired by the Moulin Rouge, Hindi Sad Diamante Earrings is made of antique brass wires and embellished with beautiful sparkly Swarovski crystals, seed beads and vintage diamante chains.

Gorgeous, Bollywood-inspired and one of a kind design..

I'm so delighted that Miss Monique a.k.a VoleurDeBijoux, a dearest friend of mine is willingly to host my first fabulous giveaway. To enter, just follow the easy instructions on her lovely blog here: Voleur De Bijoux ...Good luck!

This giveaway will end until 12/09/2010, so hurry ladies! And thank you so much Monique...xoxo

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Treasury: The Grapes of Wrath

Beautiful treasury 'The Grapes of Wrath' curated by missPriscillaPomeroy, featuring my lovely La Casati Cuff. Thanks love!


She has a wide variety of collection specializing in urban styled scarves and accessories. Take a look on some of my fave picks...

.Flower Girl Beanie.


.Earflap Cap.


.The Infinity - Super Thick.


.Collar.

What a great collection, I likey... Be sure to have a visit and have a nice weekend everyone~! xoxo...

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Jewelry or Sculpture?

A Part


Daydreamers


Orphans


Washed


I was speechless when I first saw these. I was unable to tell whether these are jewelries or sculptures. Either way... aren't they adorable!

About the surprises. In order to assemble something new some things have to be put away, removed; things get lost, disappear or become forgotten. Only broken surface can let us see the hidden price. How far can you go within the boundaries of trust, how close can you let yourself get to someone or let someone get close to you. I just tell what happened to characters. I just try to describe. During some tiny tiny moments which proved to be meaningful afterwards…” - Sari Liimatta

** View more of her collection here: Sari Liimatta

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Plum Delight

Another little baby... Plum Delight, consists of precious gemmies such as Purple Chalcedony Heart Briolettes, Amethyst & Citrine Rondelles.

I'm still deciding whether to display her in my Etsy shop or as giveaway though...

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lobster Anyone?

I constantly find myself attracted to unique, bold and rather quirky type of accessories, and this Swarovski crystal lobster necklace is no exception. I love it!

Created by Erik Halley, a creative accessories designer in Paris. He creates statement-making accessories for the best name in fashion such as Lagerfeld, Yohji, Givency and Mugler, to name a few.


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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Seven Colors Women & Jewelry

Woohoooo... featured in yet another stunning treasury - Seven Colors: Women & Jewelry! Thanks Linessart!

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The Girl Who Escaped From Life In Her Art

Not many knew who this girl really was... Many were really captivated by her artwork but were unable to name the artist. Virginia Frances Sterrett illustrated three books: The Arabian Nights, Tanglewood Tales and Old French Fairy Tales. Her work is enjoying a renaissance of interest, and is becoming increasingly difficult to find.

Virginia Frances Sterrett was born in Chicago in 1900. During her teenage years, She encountered many hardship but at last, at the age of 19, she was commissioned by Penn Publishing Company to illustrate Old French Fairy Tales by Comtesse de Segur (children storybook). It was her opportunity to fulfill her lifelong dream. Equipped with just pen and ink drawings and watercolors, she completed the pictures and received $500 for her work. After that she received a few more commissions from the same company, I guess they really love her!

But it was really her works of The Arabian Nights (1928 Publishing) that gave her recognition from discriminating art critics who praised her to had an imaginative conception, grace and delicacy of execution all its own. The collection consist of 16 illustrations in color, 20 in black and white, a colored picture for the front cover and a drawing for the inside cover.

Virginia died in 1931, at the age of 30, of tuberculosis. She left an incomplete set of illustration to Myths and Legends, her final commission from Penn Publishing Company.

Here are some of my favorites from her collection The Arabian Nights, for your viewing pleasure...

Scheherazade Went On With Her Story


Morgiana Danced With Much Grace


My Son! My Son!


The Princess Had Great Beauty


They Danced Before Me With Great Skill


*To know more about this amazing artist, visit her biography here.

*To view more of the Arabian Nights collection, visit the link here.

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Morgiana Danced With Much Grace


In the past I have done a piece under Morgiana’s name and thought of using her name again to portray this exquisite piece of earrings. Although her character inspires me much, it was actually Virginia Frances Sterrett’s enchanting illustration (above) that really aspire me to create this next piece I called Morgiana Danced with Much Grace.

The details that are showing from this lovely pair of earrings are to me beyond exquisite! Although the process of creating them were very time consuming with a few several modifications, I have to say that I absolutely love the outcome and its final look.

Morgiana Danced With Much Grace consist of an elegant flowery frame, fabricated from oxidized sterling silver 925 and embellished with filigree and braided details, my signature look.

The lovely gemstones I used for this piece are:-

~ Amethyst & Citrine Rondelles

~ AAA Platinum Mystic Garnet Briolette

~ Amethyst Faceted Briolette

~ Purple Hydrothermal Quartz Briolette

Such an enticing piece that measures approximately 2.5" from top of the handmade ear hook and fits snuggly on the earlobes.

It is now available here in my Etsy shop - Diamond Dolls Couture.


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