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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Back to School

I am serving my notice period and will be joining another company starting next month. This is the time where I am not tight to any assignments, project or to-do-list. I consider this is a good time to chill out...yeah....

The day I tendered my resignation, I went to a bookshop later that evening. Just to look for books to read during my break. I have a few days off before starting the new job. And then I found this - "Atelier AQUAIR" Guidebook for Watercolour Pencils by Miyuki Sugihara.

The book is perfect for me at this time. I've always have a thing for fine art. I don't know if I have the talent in art but I know my passion for art is deep. When I was younger, I was actively involved in art class,, art club and art competition. It all stopped after SPM; I was too busy pursuing so-called 'realistic' career path.

Now is the time to stop awhile, taking a break and reflect back all the things I've done, or not done. Am I at a right path for not pursing what I really like, like drawing?

So here I go, back to my fist art lesson.

Referring the book, I obediently follow Miyuki's guidelines. Although the book was all printed in Japanese, it was not hard to understand. Miyuki has illustrated all the 'how-to' & techniques step by step so perfectly.

I don't mind display my drawings here. Not that it's perfect or beautiful but I was satisfied. Most importantly, I was having FUN!!

One of my first few draft drawing apples

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Ocean Project (cont')

After re-thinking and mixing, trials and errors....this is what I've come up with... Pearls and shell can never go wrong...blue crystals amd clear crystals reminds me of the crystal clear ocean water.

product code: Blue Pearl Shell 01

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Ocean Project

Maybe it's because I come from the mountains (there where my hometown is..), I've always like to go to the ocean. I'm not very good at swimming but I am grateful to Debbie for forcing me to go diving with her in the Great Barrier Reef many-many years ago. I was scared but it was all worthwhile in the end.

While I was thinking how to create my own beads and digging into my old junks, I found some sea shells and corals whichI kept since dunno when. Hah! maybe I should start my Ocean Project first...I did some shell earrings previously...and now I found these...

Combining pearls and shells and sand (warm colours) is just nice, it may sound boring but it's still the perfect mix. I started with the shell and I did the pendant part, but still wondering if it's too much or too less...

What's next is the matching necklace for it...I want it simple but it won't go very nice with plain chain. Maybe a string or pearl necklace? or combination of chain and pearl? ....

Let me think a little bit more...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Drought Year

It has not be easy, since I came out from my comfort zone and getting involved in small businesses. It took months to realized what works and what won't. So much time and effort to put in, sometimes wasted and for unworthy reason. I can't deny some experiences are painful but I never regretted of the steps I've taken, either for better or worse I know i'm growing stronger and wiser each day.
Like Isak Dinesan quoted "“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever...”
At this stage, I just want to move on and work on what I love most (like making jewelries & etc). There are times when I was stressed and down, I can't think of any new or creative ideas. But once a while, those ideas just keep on pouring in...I guess just need to practice more often.
For this new range, the necklace are customed in such ways to be adjustable...
  • high or low wear
  • 1 or 2 layers
  • with or without the pendant

Come check it out!

Item name: Popsicle
Price: RM 35.00
Is named popcicle because of the candy pop colours combination. The necklace can be wear with or without the pendant, it can be taken out easily. Is great with casual wear with bright colours shirt.

Item name: Blue Bubbles
Price: RM 30.00

The colours combination is inspired from a ribbon I bought from the mall the other day. Green, blue and navy blue. I customed this long necklace to be adjustable to high or low neck at few levels. You can also wear it without the ribbon pendant, it can be easily taken out.
Example of high neck wear

Example of low neck wear

Item name: the Punk
Price: RM 45.00

the Punk is for you who like it loud and with little gothic style, but I've also combined it with some feminine elements as well. This necklace has 2 layers but the additional layer can be taken out, and adjusted at various level...allows you to re-style it with your own creativity and preference.

I'm haven't been making earrings and bracelet for sometime now but I wish to create something similar or at least a matching set for the necklaces in this post. That's all for time being.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Princess Diary

It has been a busy month, I expect August will be also the same. Although I'm busy with work, everyday I am longing to have more time to explore more creative ideas and making very attractive an unique jewelries. That makes me happy. It has been a really busy busy year, lot's of transitions ... lots of pain but I'm not sure they are all worthwhile. I can only hope for the best. Step by step, one at a time...

Here are my latest.

Princess in Pink necklace, RM30.00

Pearl & Shell earrings, RM20.00

Rosy Shell earrings, RM20.00

That's some for this month. I'm now exploring into something more Gothic style, that gives dramatic looks to overall attire. Maybe you can give me some suggestions what kind of beads and material to look for...

Month of August is coming....Autumn, brown, warm, leaves, yellow~ hmmm

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oh! My Beautiful May...

Labour day is a very special day because it's the only day that everyone in this whole wide world is celebrating it. I wonder who started this day and what's it really means to celebrate labour day...From wikipedia, it was defined "resulted from the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of worker" but here is the interesting part..."The celebration of Labour Day has its origins in the Eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest."...Macam doesn't applied here. Most of us either don't really have as much as eight hour of recreation or rest, or worse none of it.
Well, some people have no choice or they like it that way...
OK, presenting my latest work. Enjoy, enjoy!

item code: OPNB0012, bracelet
Price: MYR27.00
item code: TO0042, earrings
Price: MYR7.00

item code: BGB0101 (left), BG0090 (right)
Price: MYR7.00 each pair

item code: BSX0141, earrings
Price: MYR18.00

item code: RSX0152, earrings
Price: MYR18.00

item code: OPN0188, earrings
Price: MYR15.00

item code: PSX0173, pendant
Price: MYR17.00

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Back to the Oz

I just came back of a trip to Australia (Thanks AirAsia!!). The last time I went there was to attend a dear friend's wedding, probably 2-3 years ago. And 2-3 years before that I was there completing my tertiary study...and this time when I was there, I was meeting my 2 god-daughters already. Phew~ time flies faster than you can notice.
Okay, back to jewelleries talk; when I was there I bought a mug of assorted beads from K-Mart. It sounds cheesy but I couldn't resist my curiosity. It actually turns out to be quite lovely. Your judge...

I'm going to come out with something from this source very soon. So wait for my next post!

Before leaving for Oz; I've actually made a few items but I don't have the time updating it in this blog, so here you go...

Item Code: RRG025, MYR 5.00

Item Code: RRG027, MYR 5.00

Item Code: RRGH031, MYR 15.00

Item Code: TH055, MYR 15.00