Monday, 22 September 2014

My Favourite Things #3

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favourite things


 Whoever wrote this song is an incredibly skilled wordsmith!

Welcome to the latest installment of My Favourite Things, featuring my favourite of all favourite things - earrings! They are the accessories I wear the most often, partly due to the fact that I am often too lazy to change necklaces and put on bracelets. :p

Here are some of my favourite creations:


 Clockwise from the top left (click on the names to go to the individual posts for more pictures):

Blood Diamond - shiny diamond links paired with ever-stunning cherry red and wine Czech preciosa crystals.
Pretty Pastels - cascading Swarovski bicones in sapphire, aquamarine, rose and violet, ending with rosaline crystal teardrops.
Nightingale - one of my oldest and most-favouritest creations - sleek silver pearls, clover links and adorable bird beads.
District 4 - matching asymmetry: an ode to Finnick and Annie from the Hunger Games - one the steer, one the anchor.

 These earrings are all available for remakes, so email me at
if you'd like to make one of these your own!

See something you like, but would like a few changes?
Customisation is possible!

:)

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Clearance Sale - More Items!

Hi hello! :D

This is just a little message to let you know that the clearance section has been updated with more items! Yay!


Selected items will be 25% - 50% off.
 
Click on the label "Clearance" to access all the items on sale.

Terms & Conditions
The sale only applies when the item is available (I will update the status of the items every night, so always enquire if the item is still available). Once sold, remakes will revert to the old price.


Here's how you order *click*

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

My Favourite Things #2

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favourite things
 
Hello ladies
(and occasional gentlemen),
it is time again for another segment of My Favourite Things (aka the most self-indulgent thing ever) - the necklace edition. 
 
What will follow are a lot of pictures of me in black, modelling some of my favourite creations: 
 
 
Clockwise from the left (click on the names to go to the individual posts for more pictures)
 
Winter Sonata - an ode to winter, with snowflake links and charms, frosted white and blue crystals.
Eternal Flame - asymmetry at its best - a flaming red Swarovski heart dangling from an infinity symbol (adjustable too!).
Nightingale - a gorgeously-intricate nightingale pendant, with twin dangling emerald crystal teardrops.
Mystique - a double-chained necklace featuring Czech preciosa crystals in shades of purple, and a round double-twisted ring.
 
 All these creations are available for remakes, so email me at
to order something
(or something similar - customisation is always possible)

Check out all other necklaces here!

With that, I bid you adieu.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

My Favourite Things #1

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things!

Since I am on a semi-hiatus, allow me a moment of self-indulgence by picking and showcasing some of my favourite creations. Here's the bracelet edition!
Clockwise from top left:

Mulan - red and fiery, like our courageous heroine who defied gender norms for the love of country and family.
Faith Shines Bright - lovely black, blue and silver tones, a message of faith, and a stunning bermuda blue Swarovski heart.
Estella - my favourite lace creation: intricate black lace with a silver night Swarovski heart at the clasp.
Dusty Spring - a double-chained beauty with dusty pink and ivory pearls, a swallow link, and my favourite flower bead.

They're all available for remakes!
Click on the names to go to the individual posts for more pictures (and long-winded rambling from yours truly)! ;)


Have a good week ahead, my friends!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Temporary Hiatus

Hello faithful readers!


Just to let you know that I'll be on a mini posting hiatus from now till the end of September.
Wake me up when September ends. Literally. :p

Nothing's wrong, I'm not burning out, I'm not having an existential crisis. :p Just taking a break from posting new content. I'll still be accepting orders for both available and remake-able items, and I'll still be customising stuff, so don't hesitate to email me k! (daintylittletrinkets@gmail.com)

There'll be one or two recap posts every now and then, and I'll be adding to the clearance sale section now and then, so do continue to check in for your weekly (perhaps biweekly) dose of neurotic rambling! :)

Happy September, folks.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Blue Nightingale

Merdeka!

Happy National Day to all my fellow Malaysians. Our country ain't perfect, but it's blessed with tons of natural resources and a lack of natural disasters, so we should be thankful. We should also be thankful for the melting pot of cultures that weave such a wonderful tapestry of diversity and Muhibbah spirit. Also tomorrow is a public holiday! Awesome \o/

Now, little bird charms and beads are no strangers to Dainty Little Trinkets. They're just so cutesy and dainty, I can't help but feature them often, and in all sorts of variations. One particular design that has seen a lot of colour variation is the Nightingale, which dates back to the early stages of my accessory-making hobby, more than a year ago. 

Since I'm big on nostalgia, let's take a little walk down memory lane:
Here's the original pair of silver nightingale earrings.
Here's the same pair in ivory and rosaline.
Here's the nature-themed brown & green version.
Here's the bold and bright scarlet pair.
Now behold the latest incarnation of the Nightingale - in blue and purple, made with lovely Czech Preciosa crystals:

 Cute little birdies dangling from a chain made of cobalt AB and metallic purple Czech Preciosa crystals, accompanied by dainty little clover links.
Item Code & Name: 286 Blue Nightingale 
Price: RM12.00
Status: [Sold], Available for remakes
Materials: Cobalt AB & Metallic Purple Czech "Preciosa" Fire-Polished Glass Beads, Clover Links, Bird Beads

Find out how to order here!

Now I'll leave you with a cute little Merdeka advert from Maxis. :)
Selamat Hari Merdeka, y'all.


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Sunshine

Alas!

The shopping bug has bitten and I have been going on a half-crazed bead-shopping binge these past few days. I am now surrounded by a mass of my shiny new purchases and my eyes are gleaming with the sparkle reflected off of the beads and charms and I am slowly starting to transform into Smaug - he who hoards treasure and breathes fire at anyone who dares disturb him (I only wish I could be like him, haha).

Wow, that was a long monologue, but I guess this blog is basically one long, extended monologue from me, so I'm guessing you either skim over all my text and stare at pictures only, or you actually find my neurosis amusing. Heh.

ANYWAY.

Today's post is dedicated to Ren, who is a hardworking PhD student in the windy land of Wellington. She's always a ray (or multiple rays) of Sunshine, always a friend of the world and always ready for all sorts of fun and hijinks. Here's a little bookmark I made for her. (Ren if you're reading this, come back and claim it! Haha)
 A flower-and-sunny-yellow-themed bookmark: yellow and white-striped faux pearls, a diamond link, a gorgeous yellow rose and a Never Give Up charm.
Item Code & Name: 285 Sunshine
Price: RM22.00
Status: Available for different remake (I've run out of this particular bookmark, but there are others for you to select from. Just email me to check! :))
Materials: Shiny Yellow & Yellow/White-Striped Faux Pearls, Diamond Link, Yellow Polymer Clay Rose, Never Never Give Up Charm

Ren dear, continue being the sweet, sunny person that you are. Keep on keeping on with your research work - I have no doubt that you'll get there, one step at a time!

Check out other bookmark designs here! All totally customisable. :)

For any orders / enquiries, please email

Thank ye!
Time to go back to staring at my preciousssssssss treasures.
Toodles!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Chandelier

I've always had a fascination with chandeliers - 
these ornate fixtures that speak of opulence and extravagance,
exquisitely assembled crystals dangling and radiating light towards those below.

So dramatic and eye-catching are these chandeliers that they've even featured as a main prop in the Phantom of the Opera, where it sails over the heads of the audience and crashes onto the stage. Ah, gotta love that.

Here is my attempt at creating a pair of earrings that look like miniature chandeliers:

 Silver-clear and emerald crystal teardrops dangle from an ornate flower link like tiny sparkling crystals on a chandelier.
I see this pair of earrings and I think - Slytherin colours! /geek. :D

Item Code & Name: 284 Chandelier
Price: RM8.00
Status: Available
Materials: Silver-Clear & Emerald Chinese Crystal Teardrops, Flower Links

Not a fan of green? The emerald crystal teardrops can also be replaced with burgundy crystal teardrops.

Just email me at

Check out some customised trinkets over here!

In tribute to the Phantom of the Opera, I shall bid you good night with the Music of the Night:


Slowly, gently, night unfurls its splendor
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Turn your thoughts away from cold unfeeling light
And listen to the music of the night
 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Preciosa

Those who are familiar with my blog will know that I absolutely adore Czech Fire-Polished "Preciosa" Glass Beads. Those who have the patience to read my ramblings will also know that I am fond of the colour black and that my wardrobe consists of a lot of black. 

As one of the birthday presents to myself (I've been giving myself lots of presents, narcissist that I am), I made a bracelet out of Preciosa glass beads, in shades of black, silver and gray. All the better to match all your clothing with. In fact, I just wore the bracelet today. :D Here it is~
 Dark Gray, Montana AB and Metallic Gray Czech Preciosa beads, with two dainty celtic heart beads thrown into the mix,
 My favourite bead would be the Montana AB ones (in between the Dark Gray and Metallic Gray beads) because of the lovely blueish-silver shine that is reflected on certain facets of the bead.
Item Code & Name: 283 Preciosa
Price: RM20.00
Status: Available for remakes
Materials: Dark Gray / Montana AB / Metallic Gray Czech "Preciosa" Fire-Polished Glass Beads, Celtic Heart Beads, Toggle Clasp
Measurements: Approximately 15cm (including clasp)

I've been told that my wrists are freakishly small, so this bracelet can be lengthened to 17cm (the addition of two celtic heart beads) at no extra charge. :) Just email me at daintylittletrinkets@gmail.com to discuss things further!

If you love the look of these Preciosa beads and would like to see more creations featuring them, check out this link! :)

'Twas a tiring Tuesday for me, so I shall now retire to bed. 

Good night
Sleep tight
Don't let the bed bugs bite!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Sunday Stylefile #5

Tis the end of the weekend and tis almost the end of August, my friends. 

That means another Sunday Stylefile, which, for the uninitiated, is an avenue for me to drool over clothes under the pretense of "matching" them with one of my accessories. :D It's a fun thing to do! Check out the other Sunday Stylefiles for some pretty clothing. :)

This month's accessory in question is the Painted Black bracelet. 
 Sleek silver and black tones, with little hints of femininity from the Love and flower links, and a Silver Night Swarovski Heart. I have obviously chosen to match them with three gorgeous little black dresses, as seen here:


On ze left, look stunning and elegant with the sleek black Mesh Hem Dress from Dressabelle.
In ze middle, indulge in a little traditional flair by donning this gorgeous Renaissance Flare Dress from Whitesoot.
On ze right, spend a day out in the sun in this fun and feminine Polka Dot Floral 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. :)
 
 The Painted Black bracelet can be purchased at 10% off from now till the next Sunday Stylefile post. Originally RM19, it''ll now cost RM17. Check out more pictures of the bracelet here.

Contact me at
if you have any queries, orders or random musings. :)

Take this sinkin' boat
And point it home
We've still got time