Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Garland and Doily

Garland and Doily
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Count Down: 19 days until love.JUJUBE's 1st Craft Show
at Openair Market @ Pokfulam
As planned, I have handmade some garland for the decoration of my craft booth at Openair Market.  I've added some doily and paper ornaments for it.  Recently, doily is such a big hit in handmade world!  (Of course, I've jumped into this craze already!)
Talked about garland, you gotta visit the Queen of Garland - Lobster and Swan via her flickr!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Love me tender

Love me tender...
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I love the tender baby blue crystals a lot.  Such that I handmade a simple loop to go with it!  I am thrilled to have my new tools today - file tools for polishing my silver /14K gold wire hoops.  Hopefully, I could have some new creations very very soon! :)
Happy Crafting*
Another home-made pizza night with my hubby to celebrate our 4th-month newly wedded! :)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Kick off the work NOW

Kick off the work NOW!
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Count Down: 24 days 
until love.Jujube's 1st Craft Show @ Openair Market Pokfulam.
Today I energized myself with a cup of strong tea (from McDonalds... I am guilty to buy from it every time...) and kicked off the work!  I have made a lovely baby blue garland for the booth.  Hopefully it won't be teared off by the toddlers within 5 seconds :P 
(Don't get me wrong, I love kids!  I made the garland to "seduce" them hahaha)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Half Done

Half Done
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Count Down: 25 days 
until love.Jujube's 1st Craft Show @ Openair Market Pokfulam.
I am sick... for the entire week.  I have never encountered such "difficult" situation!  I am having 2 "wisdom tooth" coming out (too old to have them!?), a sore throat and sharp pain in ears... However, I have to hurry up for my 1st Craft Show.  I want things to be pretty
To-do List
1) Stock up - I am so fortunate of having sales these days.  On the other hand, I have to re-make sold jewellery for the show. 
2) Decorations for my stall - of course we need some beautiful garland and stands for my "babies".
3) Price tags - the least I want to do... Math...
Sorry dear, no yummy dinner and perfect housewife for 25 days! :P

Monday, March 23, 2009

Custom order for R

Customer Order for R :)
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These gorgeous necklace duo are handmade specially for R's dear friend :)
The necklace duo are an inspiration of sea foam. 
Top: Flat briolette dangles with blossom of aquamarine, light sapphire, crystal rounds all from Swarovski.  The beautiful pendant hangs on a cream suede necklace.  
Bottom: The sea blue to translucent Aqua Drop from Swarovski is beautifully wrapped with artistic wire and hangs on a ball chain.  Simple and sleek! 
You can wear them as duo or individually as a statement of yours :)
Happy Crafting*

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Proposing Day II - Jujube's Ribs

Happy Proposing Day II - Jujube's ribs!
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In return to Mr. Jujube's lovely bouquet, I have prepared a tasty candlelight dinner! Try this at home, it is easy and yummy.  I am sure you will amazed your better half :D 
Recipe for Jujube's ribs (for 2 person)
Seasoned fresh ribs (about 1 pounds) with the following and leave it in the fridge for an hour to rest.
- 2 cloves of garlic (crushed with skin)
- lemon zest (1 lemon)
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- pepper and multi-purposed herbs
- dash of olive oil
Mix ingredients for usage later.
- 1 lemon juice
- 1/2 stick of brown sugar ( I used Chinese 片糖 as it gives lovely fragrance taste. )
- dash of dark wine (e.g. Chinese cooking wine, red wine, scotch etc)
Cook the rib
Seal the ribs under high heat on a non-stick pan.  It takes about 1 minute.
In go 2 new cloves of garlic, slices of lemon (optional).
Pour in 1/2 of the prepared sauce (i.e. your gravy).
Cook the ribs (in pan with lit) and let the sauce simmered in low heat for 30 minutes.
Pick up ribs to rest at room temperature about 5 minutes (such that the ribs will be tender and juicy!)  Do not pour away the sauce at the pan. 
On the other hand, turn on high heat, in go the left over 1/2 sauce to the pan.
Stir the sauce gently until thicken.  Season with salt and pepper (optional).  You gravy is ready to go.
Dinner served :)  Yummy!

Sunday Dinner

Sunday Dinner
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Have a lovely weekend~

Friday, March 20, 2009

Newly Listed

Newly Listed :)
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Nidia is handmade by me from scratch :)
I hammered and folded wire into these lovely teardrops (1.5cm x 1.5cm).  The earrings were then wrapped beautifully with silver-plated beads(2mm).  The featured focal ruby gemstones (1cm) are hand-picked by me from Hong Kong gem market.
Length (together with pierce): 2.5cm
Newly listed at my Etsy
Hope -sage round crystals wire art necklace
This sage crystal rounds necklace is lovely! 
A handmade pendant (2cm x 2cm)decorated with sage rounds from Swarovski hangs on a flat delicate chain necklace. 
The pendant is an art work.  I enjoy the work of hammered the wire into a ring, carefully wrapped and accented with beautiful crystals. 
Length of the necklace: 16"
Newly listed at my Etsy
A little note from Jujube
I did not intend to have my product details together with price posted at my blog.  I thought it is a place for me to share my joy of handmade with the others at my blog.  However, I did receive some of the lovely bloggers asked for details.  (FAQ, the price) I am thrilled as my work is appreciated.  Yet it can be a not-too-joyful work to do.  As I did have feedback that my jewelry is "expensive"... which upset me a bit. 
Firstly, I have all jewelry handmade with good quality of gemstones and crystals.  In particular, ear wire, chain and wire, I imported from trustworthy suppliers in Hong Kong and US.  They are nickel free and with lead component meet safe standard.  It is important that you are not buying accessories which may simulate allergy and does harm to you.  Beauty is not that superficial :)
Different from some of the other Yahoo bloggers who sourced accessories (e.g. pendants, charms and chips) from China / Korea / Thailand and hooked them into ear wire and sold with a bargaining price, Jujube will not do that.  It is a promise to myself - I will handmade original art work and always enjoy!  (though it has been difficult sometimes)

If you heart my creation

If you heart my creation... :)
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Firstly, thank you so much of stepping-by my blog hearting my creations :)
You can buy all my lovely creations via my Etsy store here.
The following payment methods are available at my Etsy.
1) Bank-in, please click "Other method" during check out, I shall return to you for bank-in details. 
2) Credit card
3) Paypal
Please note that all prices are in USD.  And the exchange rate of USD to HKD is 7.8.
Personally, I highly recommend you would purchase from my Etsy.  As the system is built to protect both buyers (i.e. YOU) and sellers.  You will have a happier and easier shopping experience!
Setting up a Etsy account takes you less than a minute.  You will not disclose credit card details if you are choosing "Other Method" to pay.   Here is a step-by-step guide for register.
Otherwise, you can purchase from me directly for a bank-in.
1) Email me at love.jujube@yahoo.com.hk  including the name of the creation(s) you heart.  I shall return you with the detailed procedures.
2) Please note I will only deliver the creation once payment received.

Happy Proposing Day

Happy Proposing Day
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It was an important day in 2008... as I received my very first diamond ring from you!  It is magical that we are really MARRIED after a year :)  I am thrilled to have this lovely bouquet from my husband as a gift for this special day!
Amaryllis and hygrangea from La Loggia.  It is certainly a piece of art! Thanks dear!
Of course I have my present to him.  More about it later :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

What a lovely day

What a lovely day
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1. Transportation: 30x at Exchange Square   | 2. Kids enjoy the candy color balls at the water.   |3&4 Creative vendor demonstrating their craft.   |5. Have some cup cakes?  |6. Kid at sand box.  |7-9 Lovely green   |10.Look, they are twins!   |11. Mr. and Mrs. Jujube   

We had a lovely day at Openair Market, Pokfulam.  I am so happy to be one of the vendors of this charming market on green.  :)  The organizer was so brilliant to have some bean bags for us to stay under the warm sun. 
Kids are happy with the balls and water.  Ladies are happy with the crafts and organic stuff.  Guys are happy with their beer and pizza. haha!
Hope see you there on April 19 (Sunday) at Openair Market, Cyberport Pokfulam.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

DIT lovely paper flower

DIY - lovely paper flower
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There is always budgeted way to have beautiful decorations for your whatever functions (e.g. wedding reception, baby shower, bridal shower, all kinds of parties)!
1) All you needed    2) Cut magazine pages into petals in different sizes.   3) Twist 3 small petals into cones and ring petals to form a rose.  Add one petal ech time.   4) Pierce a pin at the bottom of your flower rose for a firm secure.  Da-la- DONE!
Happy Crafting *