Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rush Rush

10:30am breakfast, replied emails and updated store, hand made a trail bracelet
12pm go supermarket, unpack
2pm start cleaning home, laundry and ironing

And it is almost 4pm. I am just in time to sit and have a cup of tea. And I am ready to prepare tonight's dinner very soon. The beef has been taken out from the freezer before I went out.

Sometimes I spend the whole day doing housework. Sometimes I just make jewelry until my hubby finished work and head out for dinner.

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Out apartment in Edinburgh is confirmed yesterday. I can undertake more preparation work e.g. planning trips (Paris is a must, and maybe some lovely Scottish villages!? Any suggestions?). I have discovered this website for packing. It is so useful that the list is customized which I found out I may need to bring some rubbish bags and laundry detergent (!!!!) for my upcoming trips.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Custom order

I am happy to have custom order all the time :) It is fun!

After a brief talk with my lovely client, I was told something drippy and long for her colleague. First I made this 14k gold filled, hand hammered and sanded earrings with lavender blue Swarovski crystals.

And then my client told me her friend may prefer something cool and less pastel / girly. Such that I have altered those beads in dark peacock blue sparkles. Bolder and more rock and roll :P


Monday, March 29, 2010

Vivid hair ornament

Vivid best suits brides in Chinese traditional wedding gown. The ornament is inspired with the color and pattern of tradition, the detailed patterns of dragon and phoenix.

The hair ornament is hand cut and sewn. Swarovski flat backs are added for a little sparkle. It is a fun and fabulous piece for a modern twist to your Chinese traditional wedding gown. I think it fits a lot with the modern wedding gown from Cocoon.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Be inspired...

Kitchen corner by nestdecoratinguntitled by Creature Comforts by { OOoozzZZ }Autumn in New York by *Peanut (Lauren)

This is one of the exact centers of the universe & it's in charge of a lot of the beautiful & amazing things we'll take for granted in the future. by Nanjacoder by lobster and swanDreams — are well — but Waking's better, by .emmigreen party by beth retro

splendor in the grass by Creature Comfortswaiting for spring by echoism by joanac4349700137.jpg

My favorite at flickr.
I need more spring colors in this dusty day...

A new creation, Ms. O ear studs. Enjoy!
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Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Market @ Amor Workshop

Not sure if you have tired to see similar photos of me next to my handmade booth :P
I will keep on doing this as
1) to record my handmade life
2) to meet more handmade lovers
3) to encourage others to appreciate the value of handmade

Yes, I have highly glory goals. ha ha

For No. 3, it is also an ethical question. People often view handmade goods are slightly over priced. Let's turn the table. Beading takes time and effort. It requires detailed work of skillful hands and creative mind. Generally, there are 2-3 pieces of trails before I made the perfect one. I have hided so many experimental pieces under my jewelry desk. If I spent the time on handmade by working at McDonald's, I would earn more. How pathetic it is.

Your little purchase is my encouragement to carry on! Thank you :)

Some more snaps. More photos on my facebook fan page!

Floral Ruby - hammered rose gold with ruby beads
(sold, custom order only)

Left: layout of my booth | Right: Tele - hand hammered 14k gold necklace

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Vintage Love & new changes

Sometimes I feel lack of energy (or most of the time in the morning!?) Sunshine came to my home yesterday! I quickly set up my camera for some photo shoots.

I am a vintage fan at the moment. I love trying out new sets for my jewelry shoots. Sales are slow these days. I just try to convince myself as it is the slack season. And this is a good opportunity for me to think and create more!

I have mailed an important letter this morning! I am going to attend a craftsmanship course at the Edinburgh College of Art. It costs quite a lot. But I have to thank all my customers, who have contributed to portion of my hugh tuition fee. My hubby has generously offered to pay. However, I am guilty to have him to pay for my "hobby". Reality is handmade jewelry will not be a job to feed. And I don't want my hobby and dream affects our household expenses and other future plans.

Nevertheless, I am still very excited! I will be having classes with other artists in Edinburgh. I will be lots of talented people.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Have a nice day!

I was a bit out of energy last week. C bought me this lovely flowers to cheer me up. What's name of 小牡丹 in English? Ranunculus?

Btw, I arranged the flowers myself. A little tip to keep cut flowers fresh, a teaspoon of sugar + a drop of bleach.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Market @ Amor Workshop

愛HAND MADE的妳,不容錯過。
愛JU JU BE的妳,約定你!

I love the this poster a lot! Well Done, Olivia.
I will join this market as well.
Mark your calendar, see you xoxo

March 20, 2010 (Sat) noon - 6pm
Amor Workshop @Wanchai
Details here RSVP

Brides-to-be, there will be a lucky draw for a wedding gown!!!! YES, a fab dress without a price tag!

First time host

I am hosting a Giveaway at Pretty Shiny Sparkly with my the lovely Sparkly! Do step by and say hi to Kristina :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I love the smell of "Siu Sin" and I thought it is the flower for Lunar New Year. After viewing this, I totally change my mind.

By the way, I have been using this message oil to relieve my tensed shoulders. It smells like "Siu Sin" as well.
I have replaces liquid soap by this shower oil. And it seems really save my cracking-dry skin!