Monday, 28 July 2014

Sunday Stylefile #4

Hello again everyone!
Hope the long weekend has been treating you well.

Selamat Hari Raya to all who celebrate! May this be a wonderful time of rest, reflection and reunion with your friends and family (and of course lots of feasting. Yum). :D

This post was supposed to go up on Sunday, but I fell asleep before I could post it. So let's pretend it's still Sunday k?

So far, the monthly Sunday Stylefile segment of this blog has featured accessories matching clothing in the colours of blue, pink and green. It's time for some rich colours, specifically a colour that goes by the name of red / scarlet / crimson / wine. 

This Sunday's Stylefile features the Autumn in My Heart bracelet with its brilliant colours representing fall - coral red, soft gold, honey topaz, accompanied by beads with engravings of a tree branch, a little bird and a tree charm.
I've chosen 3 stunning red dresses to match the bracelet with. Dresses that I am very tempted to buy for myself:

On ze left, dress to impress with this gorgeous flower-patterned Quarter Sleeve Lacey Dress from Mimosa Closet.
In ze middle, look professional and stylish in the wine-coloured Band Waist Panel Hem Executive Dress from Dressabelle.
On ze right, rock the geeky sailor college girl look with this Red & White Striped Dress from Hutz Fashion.

*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 dresses. :)

As with all previous Sunday Stylefile posts - remember that the Autumn in My Heart bracelet (originally RM18) will be 10% off from now till the next Sunday Stylefile post in August - that's RM16.20 (let's round that off to RM16)! :) Check out more pictures of the bracelet here.

If you'd like to order any accessories, I'm just an email away!


~~~dreaming of ayam percik and satay~~~

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Patronus

Expecto Patronum!

Silver light bursts forth
forming a corporeal manifestation of your most joyful, most positive, most indestructible memories
protection against the creeping lack of hope, incapacitating fear - that which seeks to destroy your soul and take away all joy.

If the above sounds like gibberish to you, this post will likely not make sense. For it is time, my friends, to indulge in a little love for all things Harry Potter again! Ah, Harry Potter. I suspect I shall love this fictional universe till I am old and grey. 

If you've been visiting this blog for a while, you would've seen some of my previous Harry Potter creations. Today, I bring you a Patronus necklace. The patronus charm, for the uninitiated, is a charm that wizards and witches cast as protection from Dementors - these creeptastic, soul-sucking creatures that feed on human emotions, make you relive all your worst memories, leaving you a shell of your former self. They are positvely (ha!) one of the worst and scariest "beings" in the HP universe. In fact, JK Rowling herself has said that she wrote about Dementors when she was clinically depressed - so dementors are often seen as a physical manifestation of depression - a metaphor for all the helplessness and lack of joy, and inability to hope. Wow, huh?

Conversely, each person's Patronus is a physical manifestation of joy, the fiercest, most hopeful memories that you have. I've loved reading about this charm ever since I read Prisoner of Azkaban - silvery light manifesting in some form that is important to you - Harry's being a stag - the animagus form of his father.

I have blathered on long enough. Picture time!
 A simple silver necklace with tiny silver crystals and pearls, a Joy charm, and Harry's patronus - the silvery stag that protected him against the soul-crushing fear and hopelessness that the dementors brought. I like to think of this necklace as protection for the wearer - hold on to your happy memories, think of the joy, and hope that those you love and you yourself can get through the worst of times.

 A close up look of the necklace - as you can see, the toggle clasp is placed in front, right at the end of the chain. I was experimenting with different placements, and quite like the placement of this clasp. :) (check out the Mystique necklace here, here and here for other unique placements)


(Newflash: yours truly now has short hair. :p )

Item Code & Name: 269 Patronus
Price: RM18.00
Status: Available
Materials: Silver-Clear Chinese Crystal Teardrop, Silver Faux Pearl, Clear Round-Faceted Chinese Crystal, Joy Charm, Stag Charm
Measurements: Approximately 44cm (including clasp)
 
If you like the Patronus necklace but would prefer another "patronus" (like a wolf or a dog - ahhh Remus and Sirius!), just email me and we'll see whether I have the charms to customise it for you!
 
 
Meanwhile, do check out the Harry Potter label for other tributes to that magical universe.
 
In other news, I will be in Harry Potter World in Osaka at the end of January 2015! Can't hardly wait! :D
 
Happy long weekend my friends!


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Flower Power

Flower Power
 - a slogan in the 60s / 70s era of hippies, to symbolise passive resistance and non-violence in opposition to war. Many people in this movement dressed in colourful, psychedelic clothing, and wore flowers in their hair. 

I reckon I could've been a hippie rocking the "flower power" look if I lived during that era. :p Violence is never the answer, yo.

Anyway, inspiration for the name of this pair of earrings came due to the abundance of flowers in this pair of earrings, which I randomly decided to make for myself:

 Dainty little flower links that resemble stained glass paintings, with smoked topaz crystal doughnuts connected to gorgeously intricate flower filigrees.
I like the smoked topaz crystal doughnuts quite a bit! Such a unique colour. 

Item Code & Name: 268 Flower Power
Price: RM8.00
Status: Available for remakes
Materials: Smoked Topaz Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Flower Links, Flower Filigrees

Flowers, flowers everywhere!
If you like flowers, check out the "flowers" label for accessories featuring flower beads, flower charms, flower cabochons, clay flowers, FLOWERS!


G'night.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Winter in Paris - Customised

Short post coz it's late and I'm sleepy!

Remember the Disney Princesses collection? 
One of my favourite pieces is one dedicated to one of the most recently "crowned" princesses - the quirky and lovable Anna. :) Seeing as to how most adults probably don't want to be going around with a bracelet with the word "princess" on it, my friend Lin asked me to make a few little changes and voila - the bracelet has been given a makeover - Winter in Paris, as named by Lin herself. :D
 A burgundy and purple affair with snowflakes and the iconic Eiffel tower.
 Shout out to my favourite link - the round double twisted ring with an embossed Czech preciosa crystal within.

 
Item Code & Name: 267 Winter in Paris (Customised)
Price: RM20.00
Status: Available for remakes
Materials: Burgundy and Clear Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Embossed Purple and Glittering Purple Czech "Preciosa" Fire-Polished Glass Beads, Round Double-Twisted Ring, Diamond Link, Snowflake Link, Snowflake Charm, Eiffel Tower Charm, Heart Toggle Clasp
Measurements: Approximately 19cm (including clasp)

If you like the Eiffel tower and all things French, check out some of my previous creations:
here, here, and here!


❇ ❅ ❆ ❄ 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Jars of Clay - Conclusion

And we've reached the end of yet another collection. :)

Here's a pic to commemorate all of the creations under this collection.

 Look at the contrast between the classy, tribal look of the Lun Bawang beads, compared to the cutesy polymer clay creations! :)

If you're interested in any of the pieces, just click on the Jars of Clay label to see all of them at once! 


Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead.

Raya soon, holidays soon! :D

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Lil Shroom | Jars of Clay Collection: Part 7

Hello everyone.

First things first -- my deepest condolences to the families of those on the MH17 flight. My heart goes out to the Malaysian Airlines employees too - two flights in such a short span of time. I can't imagine how the families and friends must be feeling. Wherever you are, say a little prayer for them, yeah?

Today marks the last part of the Jars of Clay collection! 

It's something quite simple, and to me, very cute. :3 Here's a handbag charm with a charm that may look pretty familiar - 
 Yup, you guessed it - this cute lil' shroom resembles the mushroom that we all know and love so well from Super Mario. Ah, I feel nostalgic just looking at it.
 A clover link and flower link with a shiny red pearl in between, leading to the adorable mushroom charm. 
Also available in made-to-order purple and pink options, below!


Item Code & Name: 266 Lil' Shroom
Price: RM12.00
Status: 
1. Lil' Red Shroom - Available
2. Lil' Purple Shroom - Made to Order
3. Lil' Pink Shroom - Made to Order
Materials: Shiny Red Faux Pearl, Clover Link, Flower Link, Mushroom Charm

The purple/pink shrooms will of course be accompanied by purple/pink pearls, not the red one. Unless you like it that way. :)

So to those who fancy a blast from the past, here's your chance to purchase something Mario related. :)

Just email me at

Also, do check out the clearance sale section!

Lastly, let's all be thankful for all that we've been blessed with. Love and appreciate the people around you, as life is as temporal as it is precious, and who knows what tomorrow may bring?

Have a happy blessed weekend, my friends.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Le Petit Macaron | Jars of Clay Collection: Part 6

Bonsoir!

This evening, Part 6 of the Jars of Clay collection takes on a little bit of Parisian flair. After some tribal beads and some good ol' milk and cookies, it's time for something a little cultured, something French!

One thing that's become very famous and synonymous to all things French is macarons - those delicious, dainty little delicacies that delight both the eyes and the tastebuds. Needless to say, the foodie in me loves macarons! And who's to say that you can't combine food with art, yeah? Here's a necklace for all you macaron lovers out there -
A sweet pink macaron with vanilla cream filling, connected by a ribbon link to the necklace's chain. It's not very clear here, but sandwiched between the pink macaron is a swirl of white "filling", giving the macaron a realistic appearance. :)


For the macaron aficionado - if you love it, eat it and wear it! This necklace is available in 4 colours, as seen below:
[L-R] Soft Pink, Hot Pink, Sweet Lilac, Sky Blue
(Or if you like to get imaginative with macaron flavours - strawberry, raspberry, grape and blueberry. Haha)

Item Code & Name: 265 Le Petit Macaron
Price: RM18.00
Status: 
1. Soft Pink Macaron - Available
2. Hot Pink Macaron - Made to Order
3. Sweet Lilac Macaron - Made to Order
4. Sky Blue Macaron - Made to Order
Materials: Macaron Charm, Ribbon Link, Rosaline Faux Pearl
Measurements: Approximately 43cm (including clasp) + 3.5cm extender chain

I am craving some macarons right now!
Hands up if you are too!

Email me at
daintylittletrinkets@gmail.com
for orders / enquiries / random musings.

Customisation is possible, so if you'd like a macaron charm to be affixed to a keychain instead, or if you are brimming with other ideas, just drop me an email! :)

Bonne nuit~

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Milk & Cookies | Jars of Clay Collection: Part 5

Who stole the cookie in the cookie jar?

Me, always, me. :) Ah, cookies. I love cookies, especially Oreos. And like the infamous duos that come before them - burger and fries, eggs and bacon, tea and scones, coffee and biscotti - cookies always go with milk. 

Part 5 of the Jars of Clay collection marks a new phase for this collection. Instead of the classy Lun Bawang beads that have featured in the past 4 items, the next 3 trinkets will showcase handmade polymer clay creations - cutesy, fun, in cheery bright colours or sweet pastel shades. First, we have a pair of earrings dubbed Milk & Cookies, for reasons that are apparent below:

White shell beads that resemble the pearly, creamy texture of milk, with adorable brown cookie charms - good enough to eat!

The cookie charms are very intricately made - observe the little "imperfections" on the texture of the cookie, resembling the baked texture of the real life cookie! Yum.

Item Code & Name: 264 Milk & Cookies
Price: RM12.00
Status: Available
Materials: Shell Beads, Brown Cookie Charms


Hungry? I know I am!
If you'd like to purchase a pair of these cute little things, email me at daintylittletrinkets@gmail.com

Also check out the clearance sale, yo!

Lunchtime - toodles!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Purple Storm | Jars of Clay Collection: Part 4

Testing out this phone blogging thing. It is indeed much harder than blogging from a computer. Formatting is tough, so I'll switch to the computer later and add some photos!

Not that that was information that was relevant to any of you. :p

Part 4 of the Jars of Clay collection marks the end of the first section of this collection - accessories featuring Lun Bawang beads! Next week you'll see a bunch of accessories that are vastly different from these classy and elegant ones. :D I'm excited for those too! But for now - after the calm, Peaceful Waters before the storm - here is a Purple Storm
Off-white Lun Bawang beads painted with dark purple and black swirls, deep purple and jet black chinese crystal doughnuts, and lattice links.
 Accompanying the purple-swirl Lun Bawang bead are tiny metallic silver chinese crystal doughnuts.


Item Code & Name: 263 Purple Storm
Price: RM19.00
Status: Available
Materials: Purple & Black Swirl Lun Bawang Beads, Deep Purple, Jet Black & Metallic Silver Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Lattice Links, Toggle Clasp
Measurements: Approximately 18cm (including clasp)

See anything you like?
Email me at daintylittletrinkets@gmail.com to order!

If you'd like to customise something, don't hesitate to email, yeah? In the meantime, check out some of the customised trinkets here!

World Cup final tonight! Germany vs Argentina - I can't wait!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Peaceful Waters | Jars of Clay Collection: Part 3

Early post!

Early in that I normally post on Saturdays, and it's still Friday night (though soon to be early morning!). The reason for my early post is that I'll be on a roadtrip to Melaka tomorrow! Can't wait. Yummy food awaits! 

We've reached part 3 of the Jars of Clay collection, and this post is another one featuring beads from the Lun Bawang tribe.We've featured porcelain blue, periwinkle blue and black Lun Bawang beads - now it's time for another shade of blue - aquamarine!
 Peaceful Waters - aquamarine glass beads, air blue opal chinese crystal doughnuts and shiny white faux pearls, with a single aquamarine zigzag-patterned Lun Bawang bead at the centre.
 This piece also has a heart-shaped toggle, only featured once or twice on Dainty Little Trinkets.


Item Code & Name: 262 Peaceful Waters
Price: RM15.00
Status: Available
Materials: Aquamarine Zigzag Lun Bawang Beads, Air Blue Opal & Clear Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Aquamarine Glass Beads, Shiny White Faux Pearls, Heart Toggle Clasp
Measurements: Approximately 18cm (including clasp)

Find out how to order here!


Good night, or good day, whichever part of the world you in!