Monthly Archives: August 2011
Birthday celebrations and a hectic work schedule has taken me off this blog for some time now. This week we are celebrating a long weekend: 4 days of no work! First, there’s the real weekend, Saturday and Sunday, and then August 29 we will be celebrating our National Hero’s Day and another national holiday on the 30th to mark the end of Ramadan.
Because of this, I started to keep busy again with these new listings now posted in my shop:
ENCHANTING FOREST: deep green jasper embraced in 14k gold and hangs from midnight faceted Austrian crystals.
Gold filled lockets are hard to find and solid gold lockets do not carry the particular design I want. These new set of lockets I currently have in store are made from high quality brass. Now the question is, how to clean brass. I simply soak them in lemon water: I squeeze half a lemon in a small glass of water. I leave them soaking for about 30 minutes then use a nice soft brush to gently scrub. The natural acids of the lemon help make the brass shine like brand new!
With these new lockets I added flat-backed Swarovski crystals.
They hang from 14k gold filled chain and fall just below the collarbone.
Simple. Clean. Chic. A great combination for jewelry you want to wear everyday.
The Request: Sparkly bib necklace
The client wanted one that was sparkly and had a garden them. Not green but colorful. Now, it is a common thing to think about Swarovski crystals when you say “sparkly” right? But I did not want to be ordinary but wanted this project to be extraordinary!
I could not work with diamonds because the client had a budget as well. So why not Russian diamonds?
But almost there 🙂
Sorry for the lack of post, guys! Two weeks ago way up until last weekend, you all know I joined a weddings expo. And since it would have been my first time to join one, I had to prepare. From the business cards to the flyers, way up to the products and accessories that would adorn my little vignette. I can proudly say I’ve gotten lots of queries and I’m quite surprised how many couples are not aware of customized ceremony candles and wedding cords yet 🙂 Well, I’m right here if you need one 🙂 The two full days of being in the expo tired me up so much that I just plopped down in bed when I got home. Then Monday came and it was back to work, my day job, I mean. But that did not stop there. The whole work week was just that: WORK. There was so much to do and so many deadlines to meet. I had to stay in the office later than usual and by the time I got home, all the time I had left were for my family. Now that everything’s back to normal, I’m now in my crafty creative mode, finishing some custom orders, which deserves a post of its own. ‘Til then!
You are The Empress Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation. The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents, beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful. The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.
Sorry for the lack of posts. I have been invited to join a wedding expo this weekend, and all the preparations have kept me up to my ears with so many things to do, make, and accomplish.
I will try to blog as soon as things settle down….perhaps even during the expo itself!
Talk to you later!
It’s friday over at my side of the world, so happy weekend to all 🙂