Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Merry

I had a merry merry Christmas with my lovely friends surrounded. I have some snacks for them during this late night party (yes, our party started at 9pm!).
To make the party a little special, I have used my newly bought Martha Stewart paper punch to make these cute green and blue name tags on their wine glasses.

Friday, December 25, 2009

{Updated} Christmas eve dinner

Hello, Merry Christmas!

I am blessed to have my 2nd Christmas with my husband. This is our Christmas eve dinner. I shall share the recipe later.

Afterall, enjoy a happy day!
Hi I am back and here is the recipe.
1) 將買回來大概8 吋長的豬肋骨抹乾, 用餐叉刺有膜/脂肪的部分
2) 預備醃料: 切碎一個檸檬的皮(只是黃色的部分)﹑留皮略切3個紅蔥頭和2瓣蒜頭
3) 為了方便, 將肉放入保鮮袋, 加入醃料及少許塩﹑胡椒炒﹑檻欖油﹑mixed herbs,﹑basil leaves, paprika和酒,大概醃至少20分鐘
4) 開大火加少許檻欖油,將袋中醃料的紅蔥頭和蒜頭下鍋﹑爆香, 再下肉煎至兩面金黃
5) 加入2片檸檬,4湯匙黃糖,再澆酒, 酒差不多燒乾可加入1.5碗雞湯, 閂蓋用小火煮1.5小時至肉汁漸濃, 再調味,熄火讓肉在鍋中再燜45分鐘,待肉汁收回肋骨肉
6) 吃時可用中火將肉汁煮沸淋上肋骨。

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I have mustered my courage to host a Christmas party this year. Lots of preparation works have to be done. Today

1) Guest list is kinda confirmed.
2) House is vacuumed and cleaned.
3) Our Christmas wreath is now hanging at our door.

I enjoy the decoration part a lot. While I tied the wreath at my door, kids just stepped by, watched, talked and laughed. We were both excited!

I got so many inspirations from Martha, in particular, eco-friendly way to celebrate Christmas. I have used the apple green ribbon, which I saved it from the bouquet during our anniversary, for our wreath.

Btw, this is the same wreath we used last year. I have unplugged those glittered red balls and swtiched to green and gold.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Viva Red

Viva Red
2008年12月30日下午5:11公開累積瀏覽 80
Finally, I got a great afternoon and unpack my jewelry tool box... I have been trying to make some more casual work with wire art.  You may also try at home, it is very easy. 
Material required:
Pliers (chain nose, round nose)
Wire Cutter
Your focal bead - I have chosen a bright red teardrop Swarvoski crystal.  To celebrate the New Year!
Lobster claw clasp
Some jump rings

1 Cut 1'5in wire to make a traditional dangle with a loop.  Please have some length between the loop and the your focal bead
2 Wrap your wire around the focal bead and form a cone.  Remember to leave some space between so the bead can dangle.
3. End both ends of the chains with the jump rings
4 Attach the lobster clwas clasp
Da-la - DONE! Very easy!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A year with handmade

1. My booth 2. Me and Candice's booth 3. Libby's and Olivia's corners and their creations

Finally I have finished my X'mas Market and some custom orders. I think it will be a good end for 2009, my handmade year. It was grateful to be invited by Libby, a handmade artist to be in the X'mas Market at Amor Workshop. My creations are appreciated and valued. I was biting my nails during the market. I knew I did not have lots of fans at the local market. Few guests were expected to visit me... But, my booth was doing unexpectedly well. This is a feeling I never had.

I am confident for what I am doing. I can now say I am a bead jewelry maker / designer rather than a housewife.

Of course I met some brilliant handmade artists during the market. I have received fruitful opinions of producing more conceptual creations. (though I was a bit shocked) I disagreed that my creations are not handmade in appearance. Handmade can be sophisticated as well. It can be rustic in style but not in appearance. Handmade is craftsmanship of one's performing the best of beauty and taste.

I wish Hong Kong handmade market can be stronger. Handmade products should be consumed but not admired. I will work harder in 2010.


終於我完成了X'mas market. 是次活動我有好大的成功感, 一開始得Libby邀請﹑再得到Amor accepted 我已好開心, 自己做的東西有人欣賞; 到了market當日我是戰戰兢兢的, 因我知我的客人多數是US的, 本地實沒有多少fans會特意上來。Unexpectedly, 其他的handmade artists的visitors都會買我的作品。這是之前擺openair market沒有的驚喜。
今年可謂我handmade year, 我之前都是以興趣為出發去做: 有人可以間中喜歡我的作品買下已十分高興,不竟有人欣賞和有人會用錢去買是大大的不同。擺檔當日都遇很多experienced的handmade artists, 我會明白我的作品會比她們似是少了點concept的味道,我沒有讀過design / arts, 我只想做出我認為最美的東西。我沒有想過如果作品做得不似handmade會是太commercial; 我只是好用心的做, 用了好多心機時間去練習才不似handmade, 我不禁問自己為什麼handmade一定要是粗糙的? 是我們的stereotype吧!

我希望香港的handmade market有日會壯大起來, handmade products 不再是只供人欣賞/抄襲﹑沒有人consume。

這是我個人有感而發, 希望不會得罪任何人。

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Be a fan and win a gift!

I know it is a little late for me to setting up my own fan page at Facebook! However, I am very excited of it and would like to give a little motivation to you.

Be a fan of love.Jujube and you will have a chance to take this lovely Cinnamon earrings home! I will have my lucky draw on 1 Jan, 2010. The lucky one will have these gorgeous peach moonstone hand wrapped 14k gold filled earrings!

Do not miss it!

Be a fan on my Facebook now!
ju ju be

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I've been featured!

I am suprised to see a familar photo while serving through Ez's inspirating blog. Yay, my Petite is on the Holiday Showcase 2009 of Creature Comforts from In Style Best of the Web 2009.

It is a hugh news for me.
To take Petite home, please go to my store.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Gift Hunting!

又到christmas, 是shopping的時候! ju ju be的所有creations都會有10% off及handmade gift wrap。今次的X'mas Market 主要是handamde products如首飾, 新娘頭飾,布藝, 玻璃工藝,scarpbooking等。 是次活動地點是一間bridal showroom, 快要成為新娘的妳亦可到場參觀!


I am very grateful to be invited to join the X'mas Market at Amor Workshop. It will be a great time to grab some handcrafted jewelry for yourself / your lovely girl pals this X'mas.
Do come to have a relaxing afternoon with some Christmas shopping.
Artists @ the market
jujube that is ME! - jewelry
candice - stamps, crochet accessories
kurama - gem stone jewelry
Fiona - glass creations
Olivia - scrapbook
Libby - fabric accessories/ bags

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fabric Envelopes

I have been a little lazy. Maybe it is because of the weather, my flu or I am just being too retarded. However, I did not stop serving through internet for eye candies!

I wish I could make some envelopes like this for my jewelry. It protects the jewelry well and is more environmental friendly. I have some felt at home. However it seems too thick to be as cute as the one from Martha's.
It will be C's birthday on Wednesday! I am preparing it ahead and bought him this lovely wallet. He just loves stripes a lot.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas is coming!

Christmas is my favourite time of the year. It is merry merry all around. Not yet mention the glittering decorations! This is my 2nd year of Christmas as a Mrs. I am figuring if I should host a little party at home.

These lovely gift wrappings are found at Oh Joy! The talented designer owns her little online shop as well.

More gift wrapping ideas at Creature Comforts.
I just love Mae's wrapping paper!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy Weekend!

Autumn arrives here. I am ready to take some great photos!
Photo credits Cassia / Lola's Room

Things to do

Friday: Dinner with gal pals+ midnight coffee at Charlie Brown Cafe (yay, the doggy!)
Satuarday: Sofa hunting with mom for her new nest.
Sunday: Making lots of pom-poms for A&P's wedding!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Very French Calender

This is a very contemporary art calender by Little Brown Pen. Love their way to tell us their story behind this calender!
Those numbers were all actually taken at France. So you can say it is a very French one :)
Click here for "the making of" this fun and stylish calender.
Little Brown Pen/ Shop / Blog

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The TV meal

I am not feeling energetic today. It is likely due to my neighbour is having a renovation which drilling and banging all day long. Luckily, I have managed to wrap up all the delivery and prepare a quick dinner and have it during our TV craze of 宮心計

This is a photo taken by C.

I have added an egg to thicken the curry sauce which matches the shrimps and served with rice (mixed with whole grain rice). We are trying to have whole grain rice lately for a better diet.

Homemade curry sauce is easy. Here is for 2 persons.
  1. Sortie the 1/3 onion (I like to add some coriander)
  2. Add in 1 table spoon of mixed curry powder (I used Koon Nam Wah)
  3. In go the pan fried shrimps / meat
  4. Slow cook for at least 30 mins
  5. Add in coconut milk and cook until the sauce is thicken
  6. Salt and pepper

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thanks for having ju ju be

Hello, my lovely bloggers and some new friends,

I had a fun day! The craft fair at Pokfulam Market was a hugh success. I am very glad that many of you like my creations. It is very encouraging.

Hope we will meet again. Please do bookmark my blog and store so you can know more about my handmade life.


ju ju be

P.S. Hugs and kisses to my hubby!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


My first non-girly camera. Hopefully I can take some good photos!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Blueberry Jam

One night, I cannot sleep and feel like cooking. So I snagged a little box of blueberry out from the fridge and made some jam. It feels so good every time I make jam. It is relaxing and joyful. Fruity sweetness just fill up your room. It makes me happier!

Moreover, homemade jam is just healthier with less preservatives.

1 portion of fruit + 1 portion of sugar + time and love = Yummy JAM

Crafty Corner

I love seeing other's handmade places / studio. I enjoy seeing creative ideas of storage. I would like my crafty corner to be more tidy. Perhaps, I am a housewife in heart =)

Photo credits: Handmade places by Modish
Organizing Tip of the Day: Use a tray as divider.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Photo: vintage brass earwire with fresh water pearl coins by love.jujube

看到Billie 那邊大家都努力準備星期日的 Pokfulam Market, 我既興奮又緊張! 興奮是原來有這麼多香港人都喜歡handmade, 緊張是我的首飾會有人喜歡嗎? 雖然我好喜歡beading, 也不想蝕本回家。
今次的collection我都十分喜歡,因為小店的生意都ok, 有了信心造一些香港比較少的手造首飾的物料, 例如14k金絲, 純銀絲, 藍晶 (aquamarine), 紅寶石(ruby), 玫瑰石英rose quartz等,加上我從網上搜羅的vintage Italian lockets, 銅製小珠﹑charms。

平日無fashion sense的老公都會走過「看多一眼」=)

More info here.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Are you free next Sunday?

There will be an amazing event at Cyberport the coming Sunday i.e. Nov 1. Organic products and handmade goodies will be sold during the market. More info here.
*Market may be cancelled in case of rain. (Finger cross!)

Boys, you may have a nice cold beer, sit on the green with your love ones
Girls, dress up, take some beautiful photos and do some shopping :)
Friends, I will be there. Come and visit me and my lovely creations ♥

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Book Shelves

Book Wall at my home dining area.

You may aware that C, my hubby collects a lot of books at home. I wish I could have this chairs by Bibilochaise for him =)

Photo Credits

Lovely Studio of lovelydesign

I envy Sharilyn has such beautiful studio! Love those patterned boxes, adorable! See more at her blog, lovelydesign.

It is luxury to have a "studio" in Hong Kong. Fortunately, I have a little corner with a big long table for lots boxes, tools like pillars and hammers. My hubby always say it is a dangerous place to be :P

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Please fall in love with ME

續五月的peak galleria, 我終鼓起勇氣再參加pokfulam market。閉門造車了數個月, 今次的作品
的主題都是dainty glit, 精緻的閃爍的 :) 和for keepsake! 大部分的作品都是從US入口的14k gold, 意大利的bass charms, 都是用心的作品, 充滿秋意。希望blog友有時間都來逛逛。我還會demo hammering metal, wire wrapping等技巧。
I am very proud to announce my 2nd craft fair will be taken off on Nov 1, 2009!

I have prepared a new collection which is inspired with the mood of fall (or autumn in English), harvesting colors, high quality of 14k gold with detailed hammering work, leaves and feathers, luscious pearls and gemstones, dainty accessories for your perfect outfits at events and celebrations.

So please FALL in Love with JU JU BE! More details of the market, please click here.

Monday, October 19, 2009

I love aqua

My heart melts every time I see this lovely aqua with a vintage touch!

Nice cup and saucer from jaditekate - I love Jadite's stuff. I wish I am living in US. The shipping cost to Hong Kong is too expensive! Imagine: a lovely morning + tea + a nice vintage cup :)

Summer Dreams art photo from Kristybee - Kristy's photos are always soft and dreamy!

Pale blue modern clock from uncommon - I think I need a new clock on my pale wall!

Vintage tags from PaperEclectiques - These tags inspires me for the deco of my next craft show. (Yes, I am having a craft show in Nov. More about it later.)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Toothache has bothered me since my trip to UK and mainland. Finally I made my appointment to the dentist. Surprisingly, dentist recommended to unplug not one but two "wisdom" teeth at the same time. After 2 weeks of painful experience, lots of ice cubes padding, mouth washing, I am free now!

A custom order for my friend's sis wedding. Very romantic and autumn, peacock fresh water pearls and crystals.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Vintage Books

I love these vintage books a lot. Books were so valuable that covers were hand painted, wrapped with details and taste. It makes scrolling around book stores nowadays is less interesting!
I heart these lovely botanical prints via Modish.

Monday, October 5, 2009

UK trip

I am back... from UK and then mainland China. And I survived from my surgery of unplugging 2 wisdom teeth the same time. (Thanks for the advices I read at cocoabean's.) I would love to share my UK trip with you while there are still stitches in my mouth. (horror, right! heeehhee)

Lovely flowers @ St. Pancras station.

We were waiting the train at Retford, no man land to Sheffield.

Lovely greens @ University of Sheffield

A comforting dinner at the resident room by myself. Better than a business dinner as a wife :) I would roll on the bed with my pjs stuffing in chips and reading my favourite magazine, Glamour!