Thursday, 23 October 2014

Indigo Hearts | Ombré Collection: Part 3

Merah, Jingga, Kuning, Hijau, Biru, Indigo, Ungu.

As kids growing up in Malaysian government schools, this is how we learned the colours of the rainbow. Our teachers even taught us to memorise the order of the colours using the phrase "Michael Jackson Killed His Brother In USA". Heh. Notice in the list of colours translated into Malay, that Indigo is the only one that wasn't translated? Guess it's not common enough a colour to warrant creating a new word. :p

Indigo is generally regarded as the colour between blue and violet, and is thus an apt name for the following pair of earrings in a gradient of purple to blue. :)
 Dainty celtic heart beads amidst round-faceted chinese crystals of lavender, violet and sapphire blue. The violet crystals (below the hearts) are particularly interesting, as they look blue and purple under different lighting.
Item Code & Name: 298 Indigo Hearts
Price: RM9.00
Status: [Sold], Available for remakes
Materials: Lavender, Violet & Sapphire Blue Round-Faceted Chinese Crystals, Celtic Heart Beads

Check out other items in the Ombré collection here!

All enquiries and orders can be made at

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Olive Grove | Ombré Collection: Part 2

It's Deepavali tomorrow! Yay public holiday, and wishing all who celebrate a wonderful and warm Festival of Lights celebration. :)

Now, onto the 2nd part of the Ombré collection!

When I was young(er), I went on a road trip with my friends to the United States, and spent 2 weeks travelling around the California / Arizona region. In Los Angeles, we ate at this restaurant called Olive Garden, which has a garlic shrimp linguine that I crave to this day. We also went to this mall called The Grove, where we saw Sandra Oh (of Grey's Anatomy fame!). What is the point of me telling you all this? There is none, except for the fact that I am a sentimental fool and I like rambling, and today's trinket's name happens to be a combination of those two experiences - Olive Grove
 A bookmark with crystals in a gradient of green shades, and a tree charm. Let's pretend this is an olive tree, and imagine that this symbolises a grove of olive trees.
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Item Code & Name: 297 Olive Grove
Price: RM13.00
Status: [Sold], Available for remakes
Materials: Light Green, Forest Green and Olive Green Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Tree Charm

This new bookmark is daintier than the previously featured bookmarks, and also more affordable than the previous engraved ones. So if you're a fan of simpler / smaller designs - here's something you can order! :)

Check out other bookmarks here :)

Here's how you order! ​

daintylittletrinkets@gmail.com

Good night and see you soon for the third instalment of the Ombré collection - Indigo Hearts.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Cyan Blooms | Ombré Collection: Part 1

Fun fact:
Cyan is one of the colours in the colour model for many printers/photocopiers (CMYK: cyan, magenta, yellow, key (black)). Why do you need this information in your head? Knowledge is power, yo. Or something. :p

Part 1 of the Ombré Collection kicks off with a blue --> green gradient. This gradient is not as... gradual as some of the others in the collection, but I still think it's a pretty gradient anyway. (I claim artistic license! I can call it ombré if I want to! :p) It also has the added bonus of being asymmetrical.

 A pair of bright and cheery earrings, where turquoise gradates into lime green and vice versa, through the cyan/teal tones of the little roses on silver flower filigrees.
Item Code & Name: 296 Cyan Blooms
Price: RM9.00
Status: Available
Materials: Shiny Turquoise / Lime Green Faux Pearls, Cyan/Teal Rose Cabochons, Flower Filigrees

Someone quickly purchase this before I decide to keep it for myself! :p

Should you wanna make this your own, just email me at

If you like flowers, check out more dainty trinkets with flowers here!
If you like asymmetry, check out some asymmetrical trinkets here!

That's it for tonight - here's wishing you a wonderful week ahead. I am looking forward to Wednesday - Deepavali!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Ombré - Collection Masterpost

Derived from the French word ombrer and the Latin word umbra is the word ombré, which has been all the rage with the hairstyling community lately, and looks like a trend that is here to stay.

Ah, colour gradients. Who doesn't love it when various shades of the same colour blend so prettily with each other, or when one colour gradates so seamlessly into the next. Loving ombré designs like I do, I of course had to make an entire collection dedicated to pretty colour gradients. :)

Inspiration for this collection comes from the Ombré earrings from the La Perla collection - my first attempt at making accessories with colour gradients. Here, have a pretty graphic:


And this "celebration" of colour gradients shall begin tomorrow, my friends, so stay tuned! 

Part 1: Cyan Blooms
Part 2: Olive Grove
Part 3: Indigo Hearts
Part 4: Fuchsia Fusion
Part 5: Celtic Frost

See you Sunday!

 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Dark Vines

Hello ladies
(and occasional passerby-gentlemen)

The time now is 11.30pm so I shall keep this post short and sweet. :)

A lot of the trinkets on this humble little blogshop are made with faux pearls and chinese crystals, but it's nice to throw in the occasional natural stone / organic bead. :D Chrysocolla is a copper stone that ranges in colour from blues to greens. The chrysocolla beads that I have are dark green, with flecks of black and the occasional blue. They have featured in some of my accessories before - Tree of Gondor and Little Birds.

Naturally, I had to make something for myself featuring these naturally-occurring mineral stones. 

 Dark Vines - dark green chrysocolla beads, jet black helix crystals, and silver beads with tree branch engravings.
Item Code & Name: 295 Dark Vines
Price: RM11.00
Status: Available for remakes
Materials: Dark Green Chrysocolla Beads, Black Helix Crystals, Silver Beads with Tree Branch Engravings


All orders or enquiries can be made at daintylittletrinkets@gmail.com :)

With that, I shall bid you adieu. 

 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Fair Winds and Following Seas

One of the much-featured friends on this little blog of mine is Ai Li, my ex-colleague, fellow accessories enthusiast and sailor extraordinaire. She recently went from being a colleague to an ex-colleague, searching for greener pastures, or, perhaps more fittingly for a sailor - going on a voyage for new discoveries, new adventure, new land.

So I made her a little farewell present, a keychain as encouragement as she embarks on this journey into unknown seas.
 Ocean tones - chinese crystal doughnuts in shades of air blue and aqua blue opal, the alphabet A, a sailboat and an encouragement to never give up.
Item Code & Name: 294 Fair Winds and Following Seas
Price: RM12.00
Status: Available for remakes 
Materials: Air Blue Opal & Aqua Blue Opal Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Sailboat Charm, Alphabet Charm, "Never Never Give Up" Charm

​There is a phrase in sailing / marine-speak called "Fair Winds and Following Seas" - so that the winds are fair and comfortable as you sail, and the sea rolls in the same direction as the direction the sailor is headed. So that is my wish to you, my friend - wishing you a smooth sailing journey as you forge ahead and brave whatever comes your way!


If you're a fan of ocean / nautical-themed stuff, do check out the Dreaming of the Sea Collection and also another Nautical bracelet I made for Ai Li here

Also, check out other keychains here!

Whatever new journey you may be embarking on, dear readers, I wish you fair winds and following seas~~~~~

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Sunday Stylefile #6

Hope everyone has had a peaceful and restful Sunday. :)

Didn't post a Sunday Stylefile last month, since I was hiatus, so this post is long overdue. I, of course, had a good time looking through a bunch of my favourite clothing sites and picking out some stuff that I covet. :D

The Sunday Stylefile is an avenue for me to match one of my accessories to some pretty clothing I've found on the internet. You can check out some previous stylefiles here! This month, the accessory in question is Purple Storm.
In stormy shades of black, dark purple and white, this bracelet features Lun Bawang beads painted with purple or black swirls, chinese crystal doughnuts and lattice links. I have tried to match this bracelet with 3 pieces of clothing in shades of white, black (and sometimes purple), as you can see below:


On ze left, with black swirls that match the Lun Bawang beads perfectly, the chic white Iron Gate Dress from I Can't Sew.
In ze middle, look sweet and feminine in this purple floral-printed Black Trimmed Floral Dress from Dressabelle.
On ze right, rock the cutesy/playful look with this gorgeous ash grey and white Geisha Floral Romper from Phat Culture.

*Disclaimer* I own not the images above, they are from the sites that I have credited. 
Click on the links to go buy them pretty clothes. :)
 If I wore rompers / playsuits, I would totally buy the piece of clothing on the right.

As with all previous Sunday Stylefile posts - remember that the Purple Storm bracelet (originally RM19) will be 10% off from now till the next Sunday Stylefile post in November - that's RM17! :) Check out more pictures of the bracelet here.


Have a good week ahead, my friends!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

L'Eiffel - Customised

Good morning my friends!
Wake up and smell the sunshine (the haze) and the beautiful beginnings of a weekend! Ah, how I treasure my weekends. :)

I'll keep this post short because I have to go out soon.
Here's a pair of earrings customised for Jo Jo, with little Eiffel Towers on them.

 Silver-black chinese crystal doughnuts, dainty little clover links and Eiffel towers dangling below them.
Item Code & Name: 292 L'Eiffel - Customised
Price: RM12.00
Status: [Sold], Available for remakes
Materials: Silver-Black Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Clover Links, Eiffel Tower Charms

If you like all things French and these Eiffel Tower charms, check out these creations
here, here and here!

Here's how you order: *clickety click*


Adios, amigos! :D


Thursday, 9 October 2014

Jardin Secret - Customised

Those who grew up learning the piano in Malaysia in the 90's will be familiar with our friend Richard Clayderman - famous for playing beautiful pieces like Ballade pour Adeline, Marriage d'Amour, and the like. One of my favourites is Jardin Secret - a beautiful, mysterious piece befitting its name. Jardin is French for garden - a secret garden.

This piece, customised by Jo Jo for a friend, has elements of a secret garden set in France - in red, black and white.
 Opaque red and glittering black chinese crystal doughnuts, accompanied by white Lun Bawang clay beads with black swirls, a butterfly charm, an asymmetrical leaf charm, an Eiffel tower charm, and an initial of her friend.
 The pretty Lun Bawang clay beads have been featured in the Jars of Clay collection - check out more clay creations here.
Item Code & Name: 291 Jardin Secret (Customised)
Price: RM24.00
Status: [Sold], Available for remakes
Materials:  Black Swirl Lun Bawang Beads, Opaque Red and Jet Black Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Butterfly Charm, Eiffel Tower Charm, Asymmetrical Leaf Charm, Alphabet Charm
Measurements: Approximately 17cm (including clasp) + 2.5cm extender chain

If you have an idea that you'd like to make a reality, just email me!
You can check out the customised section to look at some stuff that my previous customers have personalised and made their own.


I shall now leave you with this beautiful, mysterious piano piece:


Bonne nuit.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Eternal Flame - Customised

Close your eyes
Give me your hand darling
Do you feel my heart beating
Do you understand
Do you feel the same
Am I only dreaming

Or is this burning an eternal flame?

Ah, one of the most jiwang songs of all time. :D I love the 80's.

So, a little while ago, I featured this Eternal Flame necklace with an infinity symbol and a flaming red Swarovski Heart that could be adjusted at different lengths - a design both simple yet unique. My long-time customer and fellow trinket enthusiast Kelsey loved it too, and asked to customise two versions of this necklace, with different Swarovski hearts, as you can see below:

 Stunning Swarovski hearts in Silver Night and Bermuda Blue AB shades, looped through the timeless infinity link.


 As mentioned, the necklace can be adjusted to different lengths to suit your preference. Wear it at an average length (as above) or wear it dramatically (as below), with the heart plunging down together with your plunging neckline. :p 


Item Code & Name: 290 Eternal Flame
Price: RM19.00
Status: [Sold - 2 Bermuda Blue, 1 Silver Night], Available for remakes
Materials: Infinity Link, Swarovski Heart
Measurements: Approximately 43cm (including clasp), drop = 4.5cm (length adjustable to whatever you want it to be!)

Email me at daintylittletrinkets@gmail.com if you would like to order!
(when ordering, please specify which Swarovski Heart you would like!)
Check out other previous asymmetrical creations here!

That's all for now, folks.

*Goes off and belts out Eternal Flame in the shower. Loudly. Complete with melodramatic hand gestures*