Sunday, 22 June 2008

"To bed, to bed,"

said Sleepy Head. "Let's tarry awhile," said Slow. "Get out your stuff," said an excited Marsha. "We'll make some beautiful jewellery before we go!!!" :)))

Here's what I created late Friday night/early Saturday morning before I finally went to bed at 5am, feeling mighty pleased with myself.....ahhhhhh.....heaven.......

Friday, 13 June 2008

evolving ...

I was speaking to my wonderful friend, a fellow Etsyian and highly talented metalsmith, howlindoggie, the other day, and I was telling her about how I'm totally hooked on vintage looking pieces now. She said my tastes/skills etc are evolving, which happens to almost all jewellery makers. It's a natural process every designer goes through - this need to experiment, change, evolve.

So seeing as how I'm in sync with vintage at the mo', I decided to experiment. I'm bringing vintage up a notch or two to where vintage meets zen. Here are my works-in-progress, they'll be turned into beautiful pendants shortly.

I love the effect produced by the juxtaposition of a pale and dark colour. What do you think?

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

it's been soooooo long ...

since my last post and I honestly do apologise for the absence! I've been neck high in exam preps and school ... and it's just plain crazy to think that an 8-year old (i.e., Josh) has to go through this amount of stress. Granted, they benefit entirely from the solid foundation the education system provides them but it feels like as if they're sitting for their GCE 'O' levels at Primary 3! Good grief!

I'd like to thank all of you who so very sweetly emailed just to check in on me. I'm well and back to my jewellery making since it's the school holidays now.

So without further ado, here's an update - Please note that I'm currently in Vintage mode. I used to not honour jewellery pieces which exuded a vintage feel with a second glance, but now ... I'm hooked. I went out shopping (FINALLY!) for oxidised brass items and once I had whatever I needed, I delved head-on into the world of vintage beauty ... here are my latest creations which will formerly be part of 'The Vintage Collection' and these, my dear readers, will be available in my Etsy store soon ... :)