Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy New Year!

Have been posting entries about my jewelry and hence thinking to post something different for a change.... Today is all about things I love. They are mostly from the talented etsy crafters and artistic lampworkers.

1) EastBenchBears

Don't you LOVE Tess? She's such a sweetie and I love her lots. Her cute innocent looks will melt any girl's heart! She's on my wishlist. I hope one day I can take her home. =)

2) SuezyBees

This is a lovely handmade wool felt bag with wooden handles. Love the design - the butterfly and the brown flower. **heart heart heart**

3) PurpleFlowerSwati

I'm a fan of Lydia Muell. Her lampwork skills is one of the best I've ever seen. How I wish I have the money to buy as many of her beads I love!

5) Air&Earth Design

Beautiful lampwork beads made by Kandice Seeber. I love them alot and had the chance to get myself some. Truly remarkable workmanship! ^_^
Lastly, happy new year to everyone!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Earrings and such

Making earrings are not my cup of tea. I make a lot more necklaces and bracelets than earrings. Instead of making earrings, I usually buy them. =) Of the limited number of earrings I made, these are my favourites.

The first one above is made of rose quartz chips, rhrodronite balls and crystals. I like the loops and they dangle nicely when worn.

This one (above) is unique. It's hard to assemble the various components to get this type of design on purpose.

The last two earrings are romantic earrings. Top image - Rose gold rose charms! I love them! Bottom image - Purple earrings.... ^_^ ametrine marquis, rose quartz, pink pearls, crystals... how much more romantic can we get? The ametrine purple earrings are now on my etsy - [sold]

Monday, November 12, 2007

さびしい and Nameless necklace

Sabishii - Lonely - is what I feel in my new workplace. The people are nice in my office but I miss my friends and wonderful boss in my previous job. My new partner colleague is a good person and that is a great consolation to me.

This little picture of a girl named Sabishii, depicts the feelings I have. Today I am reminded to give thanks, for all the lovely things in my life.

On a separate note, I made something during the weekend. It has no name cos my brain juice simply dried up. Nevertheless, I like it. A tinge of extravagant, with all the gemstones glittering.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

November Dream

约定着 只为你而存在

November is here. To me, it is a dreamy cooling month.

My inspiration drought is over. Today I finally made something. It is a necklace which consists of 2 filigrees wrapped together with a cushion blue opal crystal on top, a beautiful faceted teardrop green amethyst, several round amazonite beads, lots of crystal bicones.

November dream4

I also took a photo of my jewelry stand... and realised that I have taken the back view of the stand instead of the front. *DUH*

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Cool Blue Bracelet - Rework

This is a rework - I took apart a necklace with these beautiful lampwork beads and reworked them into a bracelet. The necklace was made last year and I was horrified to see the chains rusting away. To leave the lampwork beads without a 'home' was a sad idea. So one weekend, I decided to use them to make a new bracelet for myself.

The new bracelet is made of gorgeous icy cool looking aquamarine rondelles, intricate tea rose charms, sweet looking opalite round and elegant toggle. I love it! =)

The original necklace is shown below:-

Monday, September 24, 2007

Bubble gum sugar - Lampwork Bracelet

Got a little bored yesterday and cut up a bracelet done previously. Did a small modification... Spot the difference!

The 1st picture shows the bracelet before modification. The 2nd one shows the bracelet after modification. I like the lampwork beads - in pretty sweet bubble gum sugar pale yellow and pink. Looks so yummy. Also like the hilltribe dragonfly clasp. Not cheap to make this one... anyway, no handmade stuff is cheap. This is my personal collection. Thinking of making another one for sale. **meow**

Thursday, September 20, 2007

New work - For a Sweet Lady (Necklace)

For a Sweet Lady

Feeling really romantic these few days. This loving sweet feeling has prompted me to create something pink and floral -- perfect for a sweet lady.

Made of pink opal roundells (yep, I used so many of them to form part of the chain), pretty clay flowers, pearls and crystals. I also added 2 sweet rose quartz to complete the look. The overall effect is so sweet. I like it alot. :)

Having more spare time now before I start my new job on 1 Oct 07... so I took the opportunity to make some changes to my banner on my humble etsy shop. I also listed quite a few new items there. Click here to take you there! --> orangetree's handmade jewelry