Friday, December 16, 2011

A Strange Bloom

I've found that the pleasure of working with rhinestone can be quite addictive! You'll be seeing more of rhinestone lovelies in my designs in the near future. As for now, here's a gorgeous asymmetrical earrings - A Strange Bloom for your viewing pleasure.

These earrings are made of antique brass / copper with Swarovski crystals, rhinestone chains and lovely rose cabs. A simple design with minimal wire-wraps and is part of the Semi-Charmed collection.

Au Revoir

Morgiana Danced With Much Grace Earrings were sold a week ago and I can't wait for the new owner to received them. It was my favorite earring so far and I hope that 'she' will enjoy wearing them.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Song of a Ghostbird

Ghostbird, literally translate to "burung hantu", which means owl in my native language. Yes, I got inspired by a petite songbird with a huge talent from my own homeland of Sarawak, Borneo Island. Zee Avi, a singer & songwriter who is signed to US-based label Brushfire Records has just released her second sophomore album in August 2011 titled 'Ghostbird'. I was simply in love with her smooth relaxing sound and effortlessly sweet honey vocals which sounds like summerbreeze, a perfect soundtrack for an end of summer weekend. She played the guitar & ukelele quit well too. All the soundtracks are amazing especially 'The Book of Morris Johnson', my favourite track. Overall, the album reveals a catchy, pleasant and happy tunes that evokes a 1920's lounge singer in Honolulu heydays. Kudos to her on a job well done!

The Song of Ghostbird Earrings are available in the shop now.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A wishlist for The Lady in Red

It is the time of the year for giving season, but the wicked Lady in red would rather receive, and it's no surprise that she wants it all passionately in red...

I just love the scarlet touch. What say you? All the above selections have been picked from Etsy just to give a hint of ideas for your loved ones this coming season.

Meanwhile, today I've just finish making this lovely pair of antique brass earring - Adoring Carmine. Will be listed soon in the store.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Semi-Charmed

Tis' the season to be jolly with a new collection to kick start the new year 2012. The collection will showcase fun & perky designs fashioned from antique brass & copper.

I have finished a few pieces & will be available in the boutique within few days. So be sure to check it out. :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Grey-Eyed Goddess

My first treasury for the Wire Goddess Team on Etsy - The Grey-Eyed Goddess, featuring some of a few talented jeweler / wire artist in stunning shades of grey, silver, brown and blue.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lady Of The Lake Earrings


Nimue, Nineve, Niniane, Vivienne
Morgan, Morgaine, High Priestesses;
Ladies of the Lake, Avalon's Own.

Taliesin, Lancelot, Merlin the Great
Arthur and the Great Sword Excalibur;
Famous men who called upon your help.

Apples and water weave in your tapestry,
Knights and castles in the background
Laughter, tourneys, and ladies' bright gowns.

Fairie Queen, Enchantress of great power,
You rule still in the Mists of the Otherworld
With the Sidhe and your magickal sisters.

I hear faint splashes from the lake,
See white swans majestically floating;
And there you are rising up amid the waters!

Wearing your crown, with swirling wet hair...
You beckon, and point to a small boat
For me to climb in, and journey to Avalon.

by Beth Clare Johnson
(Mystic Amazon)

This utterly stunning piece was inspired by Lancelot Speed (1860 – 1931) beautiful illustration below of “Lady of the Lake” from: The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights 9th edition of Ed. Sir James Knowles.

It is handcrafted from oxidized sterling silver and the gemstones that emblazon the frame comprised of dreamy Blue Chalcedony briolette and sparkling Swarovski crystals in Blue Zircon and Turquoise color. The result was absolutely magical.

Lady of the Lake Earrings measures approximately 2.25” from top of the sterling silver ear-wires with a 1.25” diameter.

Available here in my Etsy store: Lady of the Lake Earrings

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Swoon over a Macaron

A macaron (French pronunciation: [makaˈʁɔ̃]) is a sweet confectionery made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond and food coloring. These french pastries are more like a sandwich cookies filled with buttercream, ganache or jam filling.

Macarons are definitely on my culinary list this year. I simply adore these little french pastries even though I am completely clueless about how they taste like. I fell head over heels the minute I saw those colorful, mouthwatering macarons from the famous french pâtisserie Ladurée, the best of macarons. But because I can't just jet off to Paris to fetch some, I must at least try making them myself.

I heard that macarons are among the most difficult of pastries to make, but I thought I would be up for the challenge. There are a few recipes I am eager to try, so wish me luck! :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Bride Wore White Cuff

Finally, after a long hectic week, I've managed to finish my long overdue cuff, made especially for my bridal collection, The Wedding Belles. Not much different from the original design. It was quite a challenging one I must say as I never work with a non-drilled stone before. But here we have it, the finished piece...standing proudly before you. :)

My craze for plumage continues on as you can see here. I just can't get enough of these fluffy fluttery beauties! I've created the baby ostrich feather part so that it can be easily separated from the main piece, thus the wearer can have 2 different option & style.

Shop: The Bride Wore White Cuff