Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Ariel | Disney Princesses Collection: Part 2

Warning!
A ton of gratuitous singing ahead. And here we go...!

Look at this stuff
Isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm the girl
The girl who has everything?
Look at this trove
Treasures untold
How many wonders can one cavern hold?
Looking around here you think
Sure, she's got everything
I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty
I've got whozits and whatzits galore
You want thingamabobs?
I've got twenty!
But who cares?
No big deal
I want more

Oh, Ariel. Who doesn't relate to that keen thirst for adventure, that yearning for something extraordinary, that love for daydreaming? I watched The Little Mermaid in my formative years, and it has held a soft spot in my heart ever since. The song quoted above - Part of Your World - is one of my all-time favourites, so much so that I had the whole thing memorised!

How could I make a Disney Princesses collection without including the princess of the sea, yeah? Here's a bracelet inspired by Ariel:
 A bracelet in various shades inspired by the Caribbean sea, an ocean wave link, a seashell charm, a Sing charm in tribute to Ariel's mellifluous voice, and a dancer charm to represent Ariel's yearning to be on land - to walk and dance.
 I wanna be where the people are
I wanna see, wanna see them dancin'
Walking around on those - what do you call 'em?
Oh - feet!

Flippin' your fins, you don't get too far
Legs are required for jumping, dancing
Strolling along down a - what's that word again?
Street
 The princess charm at the end of the extender chain can be exchanged for a "made with love" charm, as seen here.

Item Code & Name: 214 Ariel
Price: RM18.00
Status: Available
Materials: Sapphire, Aqua Blue Opal, Clear, Light Sapphire & Aquamarine Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Sapphire & Clear AB Round-Faceted Chinese Crystals, Aquamarine & Sapphire Czech "Preciosa" Fire-Polished Glass Bead, Aquamarine Round Glass Bead, Ocean Wave Link, Sing Charm, Dancer Charm, Seashell Charm, Princess Charm
Measurements: Approximately 17cm (including clasp) + 2.5cm extender chain

If you love the ocean and the seaside, check out the Dreaming of the Sea collection!

Orders and enquiries at


Up where they walk, up where they run
Up where they stay all day in the sun
Wanderin' free - wish I could be
Part of that world

~~~~~

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Mulan | Disney Princesses Collection: Part 1

First things first, a blessed Easter to all who celebrate.

And lo, here we begin the first part of the Disney Princesses collection! I thought we should start off strong, with a strong leading lady and awesome role model - 花木蘭 - Mulan!

I like Mulan for many reasons, for her defying of conventional norms, her respect and love for her parents, and her boundless courage in the face of insurmountable odds. She's definitely one of the coolest Disney "princesses" around. When I started making this collection, I thought red would be a colour that would suit Mulan - strong and bold - two qualities that she possesses in large quantities.
 A rich red chinese crystal doughnut encased within a round double-twisted ring (representing the core value that Mulan embodies - love for family), a red rose on a flower filigree (in tribute to Mulan's surname, which means flower in mandarin), the courage she possesses, followed by wine red and cherry red Czech Preciosa crystals.
 At the other end of the bracelet is an arrow link and a princess charm. The princess charm can be exchanged with a "made with love" charm, as seen here.
Item Code & Name: 213 Mulan
Price: RM20.00
Status: [Sold], Available for remakes
Materials: Red Chinese Crystal Doughnut, Cherry Red AB & Wine Red Czech "Preciosa" Fire-Polished Glass Bead, Round Double-Twisted Ring, Red Rose Cabochon, Flower Filigree, Courage Bead, Arrow Heart Link, Princess Charm, Toggle Clasp
Measurements: Approximately 17.5cm (including clasp) 
Reminder that the "princess" charm can be exchanged for a "made with love" charm! :)
All orders and enquiries can be directed to
 Now I propose to end every post of this lovely Disney collection with a song from that cartoon! 
Most will choose Christina Aguilera's "Reflection", but I shall choose another song in Mulan, which I happen to love and sometimes sing along to when I wanna psyche myself up to be awesome, or something. :)

We must be swift as a coursing river
With all the force of a great typhoon
With all the strength of a raging fire
Mysterious as the dark side of the moon!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Disney Princesses Collection - Masterpost

Tale as old as time, true as it can be. Barely even friends, then somebody bends, unexpectedly.

Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me? Why is my reflection someone I don't know?

How high does the sycamore grow, if you cut it down then you'll never know.


Ah, such classics. If you recognise the lyrics above, you grew up watching Disney cartoons, sang along to Disney Sing-Along-Songs, and have always wanted to go to Disneyland. (Or maybe I'm just projecting, haha). 

Walt Disney has truly defined an era of animation, and the Disney princesses provide young girls with role models to aspire to. Gone are the days where the princesses sit idly by, waiting for their prince to come. The princesses of this day and age take charge of their lives and fight for important causes! I've been wanting to make a collection in tribute to Disney princesses for a while now, and finally had some time to make them. They are loosely inspired by Disney "princesses", but suitable not only for the young, but for anyone who loves Disney stuff and has a ton of Disney-related nostalgia. :)


Oh look, a lineup of Disney princesses, including the latest - Anna and Elsa!

Though it is tempting, I haven't actually made a bracelet in tribute to all the princesses above. I selected 5 princesses that I love most, and made bracelets loosely inspired by them, as below:

Part 1: Mulan
Part 2: Ariel
Part 3: Pocahontas
Part 4: Elsa
Part 5: Anna

Posts begin on Sunday. I'm excited - hope you are too!

In the meantime, check out other collections I've made, from the Collection Masterposts page.
If you have any cool ideas about collections that I can consider for the future, do email me!

Happy weekend!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Peaches & Cream - Customised

Hello folks :)

Today's been a looooong day but I am excited about this post because it's the first customised bridal order that I've received. It's also the first time I've incorporated alphabets into my creations, at the bride's request. It's a day of firsts!

A while back, Rozy wrote to me and wanted to customise bracelet and earring sets for her bridesmaids. After browsing through my humble little site, she told me that she liked the design of the Milky Way bracelet, which acted as the base for this design. Her wedding will be coral-themed, so I proposed soft peach, rosaline cream, ivory tones for the accessories - Peaches & Cream.
 Customised jewelry for the bridesmaids in shades of light rosaline, soft peach and ivory. 

Item Code & Name: SET029 Peaches & Cream
Price: RM37.00 (bracelet + earrings) - items can be sold separately, please look below.
Status: [Sold 5], Available for remakes
Materials: Please see below.
 
 Sweet simplicity - ivory pearls and rosaline crystals.
Item Code & Name: 210 Peaches & Cream (Earrings)
Price: RM7.00 (earrings only)
Status: [Sold 5], Available for remakes
Materials: Ivory Faux Pearls, Rosaline Chinese Crystal Doughnuts
 A charm bracelet containing crystals and pearls of various sizes in the same ivory, peach and rosaline shades, with the initials of the bridesmaids and a rose peach Swarovski heart at the centre, linked together with a heart-shaped clasp. The brightness of the rose peach Swarovski heart provides a nice contrast to the bracelet.

 Here are the 5 bracelets in all their glory, laid out prettily on a silver background.

Item Code & Name: 211 Peaches & Cream (Bracelet)
Price: RM34.00 (bracelet only)
Status: [Sold 5], Available for remakes
Materials: Rosaline & Ivory Faux Pearls, Rosaline & Clear Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Rose Peach Swarovski Heart, Alphabet Charms, Heart Clasp
Measurements: Approximately 16.5cm (including clasp) + 3cm extender chain
 
Interested in customising something for your own wedding?
Email me at daintylittletrinkets@gmail.com and we can begin brainstorming!
 
Dear Rozy - here's wishing you a lovely and joyous wedding and a blessed marriage!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Tears of Pearls

All these mixed emotions
We keep locked away like stolen pearls
Stolen pearl devotions 
We keep locked away from all the world

The evocative lyrics above are from a band that I have loved for a very long time - Savage Garden. In fact, one can say they were my first love affair with music - they were the very first band that I watched in concert, and at the height of their awesomeness, they epitomized pop music - energetic beats, well-written lyrics, catchy melodies. The pop music of that era is so different from what you hear on the radio these days, and Savage Garden songs will never fail to make me nostalgic. 

Tears of Pearls is one of my favourites, for reasons that I cannot articulate. They happen to be quite fitting for a pair of earrings I've made, as they have crystal teardrops and pearls. Tears of Pearls, get it? Haha (I know I'm the only one laughing :p)

 A pair of earrings that exude class and style - first a lone silver pearl, then cascading silver-clear chinese crystals and chinese crystal teardrops, ending with a dark silver pearl.
Item Code & Name: 209 Tears of Pearls 
Price: RM9.00
Status: [Sold], Available for remakes
Materials: Silver & Dark Silver Faux Pearls, Silver-Clear & Silver-Black Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Silver-Clear Chinese Crystal Teardrops

Find out how to order here

Now go listen to this catchy but somewhat melancholic pop song from a bygone era:

We twist and turn where angels burn
Like fallen soldiers we will learn
That once forgotten, twice removed
Love will be the death...
The death of you

Monday, 14 April 2014

I Can't Sew Promotion Expires 15 April!

Hello!

This is just a friendly drive-by reminder to you that the I Can't Sew collaboration is ending tomorrow (15 April 2014)!

Here's a recap again.
Get them fast and get them quick!

 Lovely flared black dress with a red belt and the Vive le France bracelet: here

 A stunning black dress with floral cutouts that showcase a soft gold inner lining, with the Milky Way bracelet and earring set: here

A sleek black dress with gorgeous brocade detailing, with the Dark Night bracelet and earring set: here

 That's all, folks!
Good night and happy shopping!  

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sunday Stylefile #1

Hellooooo friends!

Today I am excited. I am excited because I am introducing a new feature to this blog - one that shall appear on a random Sunday every month. 

I've long wondered what it's like to be a fashion blogger... and since I am so deeply in love (read: madly obsessed) with online shopping, what better thing to do than share my favourites with you once in a while yeah? The twist is that I will match these pretty items of clothing with an accessory from Dainty Little Trinkets (read: this is an attempt to pimp my own wares, heehee), and the accessory in question will be discounted for the month that it is posted! I have dubbed it the *drumrolls please* - Sunday Stylefile.

First thing first, the lovely accessory I am going to introduce to you is one that is double-chained in nature, with lovely light sapphire and violet tones - the Violet Skies bracelet!
 Ah this pretty dainty blue / violet thing. 

I happen to think the bracelet will go very nicely with the following dresses:


On ze left, this flowy chiffon dress reminiscent of long walks at the beach under violet skies, the Caelia Dress from I Can't Sew.
In ze middle, in stunning blue and violet shades painted with batik-like technique, the Baroque Print Dress from Kei Mag.
On ze right, suitable for frolicking in the sun and lounging around at picnics, the Denim 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. :)

Hopefully this little post has fed your online shopping addiction. I should stop being an enabler. :p

For the Violet Skies bracelet, more pictures are available here.
Originally at RM18 - this bracelet will be 10% off for the month of April 2014. (Caveat: the discount only applies when the bracelet is available. Once it is sold, it will revert to the original price)

If you'd like to purchase, email me at daintylittletrinkets@gmail.com

Stay tuned for the next Sunday Stylefile to be posted in May... where I will undoubtedly drool over more pretty clothing. You've been a lovely audience (assuming you're reading this), so thank you, happy Sunday, and have a lovely week ahead.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Murasaki

おはようございます!
Ohaiyou Gozaimasu~

Good morning, people of the world! Why am I up so early when I could be sleeping in? Because I have a long eventful day ahead, so the early bird gets the worm! Sleep is overrated! (LOL no, sleep is the best thing in the world, but needs must.)

Here's part 3 in the "I shall indulge myself and make whatever I want for myself" saga. This time it's a handphone charm! I've only ever made 1 handphone charm - way back in June 2013 for my friend and colleague Ivy, as seen here

What follows is something similar, but with different colours, beads and charms, comprised again, of my favourite things.
 A handphone charm with two asymmetrical strands, the first with a purple round-faceted chinese crystal, a flower bead, a glittery purple Czech Preciosa crystal, and a butterfly link. The second strand consists of a clear Swarovski bicone, a burgundy chinese crystal teardrop and a Sing charm.
Modelling the handphone charm is yours truly's beautiful iPhone 4S cover. Ah, the lovely purple tones and garden themed beads and charms match my cover so well! だいすき~ ❣◕ ‿ ◕❣

Random fact: Murasaki ( 紫 ) means purple in Japanese. 
(That's why this post has been inundated with Japanese words and Japanese emoticons). ƪ(˘⌣˘)┐
 
Item Code & Name: 208 Murasaki
Price: RM10.00
Status: Available for remakes
Materials: Purple Round-Faceted Chinrese Crystal, Clear Swarovski Bicone, Burgundy Chinese Crystal Teardrop, Glittering Purple Czech "Preciosa" Fire-Polished Glass Bead, Flower Bead, Butterfly Charm, Sing Charm

Wanna order a remake of this?
Wanna customise this according to your preferences?
I'm only ever an email away! @ daintylittletrinkets@gmail.com

じゃあね!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Lilla

Yippee, here's another self-indulgent post! :p

I made myself this simple pair of earrings a couple of weeks ago, using faux pearls in 2 shades of purple that I am particularly fond of. I love this colour combination, and the lovely pearly sheen of these faux pearls.
 Pearls in shades of soft lilac and rich burgundy, paired with Love and Joy charms. Lilla is Estonian for lilac / purple, which I thought was a fittingly sweet name for these dainty little things.
Item Code & Name: 207 Lilla
Price: RM7.00
Status: Available for remakes
Materials: Lilac and Burgundy Faux Pearls, Love Charm, Joy Charm

Like asymmetrical stuff? Check out more here
Find out how to order here

Nägemist!
(That's goodbye in Estonian for you! Hee!)

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Clair de Lune

Long have I waxed lyrical about trinkets with silver blue tones (see: exhibit A and exhibit B), but in making all of those lovely accessories, I never got around to making something in those lovely hues for myself. That is, until now. :D

A couple of weeks ago, I experienced a quiet little lull in this little "moonlighting" business of mine, and I thought it would be a great time to make things for myself out of the pearls / crystals / charms that I love most! So this week I'll be posting a bunch of things I've made for myself. It's gonna be a bit of a narcissistic week, I'm afraid. Heehee. :p

Combining all the things I love most, I made myself this bracelet that I've whimsically named Clair de Lune, which is French for moonlight and also a really lovely classical piece by Debussy, which you can listen to below.
 Pearls in midnight blue and dark silver, jet black helix crystals, and a montana AB Czech Preciosa crystal encased within a round double-twisted ring set the scene for a dark night, illuminated only by the light of the moon.
 A moon charm and a star charm adorn this bracelet, accompanied by a bermuda blue AB Swarovski heart that is glittering as brightly as ever. 
Item Code & Name: 206 Clair de Lune
Price: RM22.00
Status: Available for remakes
Materials: Midnight Blue and Dark Silver Faux Pearls, Jet Black Helix Crystals, Montana AB Czech "Preciosa" Fire-Polished Glass Bead, Round Double-Twisted Ring, Moon Charm, Star Charm, Bermuda Blue AB Swarovski Heart, Toggle Clasp
Measurements: Approximately 15.5cm (including clasp) (I have tiny wrists! If you need a longer length, or want to exchange the toggle for a lobster clasp and extender chain, email me! :) )

As always, for all orders / enquiries / customisation, please contact me at

If you like this bracelet, check out some matching earrings here and here.
(What can I say, I love this colour combination)

And now to end, I bid you adieu with the lovely Clair de Lune by Debussy.
Let it wrap around you like a warm blanket and lull you to a peaceful slumber.