Sunday, 3 May 2015

An Announcement & Thanksgiving

Hello, my dear readers. :)

Hope you've been enjoying the nice long weekend like I have been!

It's finally May - the 2 year anniversary since this little blog grew from a little spark of an idea to a full-fledged accessories blog. It's been a wonderful 2 years of learning, juggling my time, letting the creative juices flow, and making pretty creations. I hope you've enjoyed reading my rambly nonsense and that you've loved wearing the pieces that you've purchased / customised.

I'm not sure how else to say it, but...

I think it's time to semi-retire. 

I still love making accessories a great deal, and will probably still do so from time to time. However, maintaining this site and completing orders and keeping to an admittedly self-imposed schedule (coz I'm ridiculous like that) is getting a little difficult when working a full-time job, and I don't want to see this passion become a chore. So this is me announcing my semi-retirement.

HAHA- what does semi-retirement mean anyway? You ask.

Well it means that:-
1. This blog is still gonna stay up. 
2. The currently available accessories will still be available for purchase, so purchase away. :D
3. Items that are tagged available for remakes may still be remake-able - all you have to do is email me and enquire, and if I have the time (and energy), this is a possibility!
4. Customisation may not be quite so possible anymore. If you've been a regular customer and you merely wish for a slight change to an existing accessory... I may still say yes. But if it's something from scratch and may require quite a bit of my time, then I may say no.
5. I may still post on this blog from time to time, when inspiration strikes and I just have to share a design with you. It'll just be much less frequent.

Haha, sorry. I realise that this is super vague. I suppose it's coz I'm too nostalgic to shut down this site entirely, and it's not that I'm so tired that I wish to stop it altogether. 

So yeah, that's what I mean by semi-retirement. When in doubt, just enquire lah. ;)

A massive thank you to each and everyone of you who has explored this site, contributed your ideas, been sweet and lovely customers, and showed your appreciation for all things hand-crafted and made with love. A special heartfelt thank you to my friends in real life who have supported me and encouraged me in this crazy endeavour.

Thank you for everything!

Much love,
your slightly eccentric and verbose accessory-maker.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Flowers in the Rain

Lo and behold, it's the end of April!

Raise your hand if you're excited about the beautifully long weekend we have ahead of us... ah, how I love public holidays. :)

Today's post features a bracelet that I made for my mummy. The name comes from the stone beads that are featured in this bracelet (also previously featured here). As they're known as Rain Flower Stones (雨花石), I thought it'd be fitting. 
 An oriental-inspired bracelet featuring a chinese knot link, pink-green-translucent rain flower stones, white opal and rose opal chinese crystal doughnuts.

Item Code & Name: 389 Flowers in the Rain
Price: RM18.00
Status: Available for remakes
Materials: White Opal / Rose Opal Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Rain Flower Stones, Chinese Knot Link
Measurements: Approximately 17.5cm (including clasp)

Good night, go forth, and enjoy your mini-holiday, dear readers! :)

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Frosted Hearts - Customised

Relatively short post coz it's late! :D

My friend Ai Li is no stranger to this blog, and now makes a reappearance in the pair of earrings that she recently customised. She really liked the pretty crystal doughnuts that I recently featured in this pair of earrings, you see, and wanted me to customise something with them.

Here's Frosted Hearts -

 Chinese crystal doughnuts of the opal/frosted variety - soft and sweet shades of white opal, rose opal and lavender opal, with celtic heart beads. The white opal crystals are almost invisible in the picture above (largely due to my lack of photoshop skillz), so the picture below is against a silver background for clearer viewing.

Item Code & Name: 388 Frosted Hearts
Price: RM8.00
Status: [Sold], Available for remakes
Materials: White Opal / Rose Opal / Lavender Opal Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Celtic Heart Beads

So if you're looking for a demure and sweet pair of earrings, look no further!

Email me at
for orders / enquiries. 


Sunday, 26 April 2015

Magenta Mine

In a bit of a melancholy mood tonight, so indulge me a little, dear readers.

And I shall preface this with a little "yes, yes, I know that this is an accessories business and not an outlet for the silly author's feelings"... so I shall keep it short. You ever feel just a little bit lost, a bit unmoored in the vast ocean that is life? Yeah... I get struck with that feeling sometimes, and now is one of those times.

So I decided to wallow a little by listening to one of the most bittersweet and wistful Chinese oldies that I know. I had to share it, coz sharing is caring, ya know? Gosh, cry me a river and let me drown in those tears.

Okay, now that I've gotten those feelings out of the way, we're onto the actual point of this post.

Here's a pair of earrings I made for myself, coz today is apparently a me day:

 Magenta flower-painted ceramic beads, with magenta faux pearls. Made to match one of my Bangkok acquisitions. Named Magenta Mine because they're magenta... and they're mine. I'm oozing creativity, I know.
Item Code & Name: 387 Magenta Mine
Price: RM11.00
Status: Available for remakes
Materials: Magenta Flower Ceramic Beads, Magenta Faux Pearls

If you like this, you can order a remake at

Sorry for the rather maudlin post.
I shall go wallow in more sad songs now. :p


Thursday, 23 April 2015

Moonlight Promenade

Hola amigos!

So, on Tuesday, I posted about Starlight Promenade, a glittery and dangly pair of earrings reminiscent of a walk under the stars. Here is its more glamorous cousin - Moonlight Promenade:

Clear-purple AB flat crystal teardrops dangling from purple vitrail oval crystals - the picture of simple elegance. Made for Jah, who loves all things purple and embodies all things elegant. :)
Item Code & Name: 386 Moonlight Promenade
Price: RM10.00
Status: Available for remakes
Materials: Purple Vitrail Oval Crystals, Clear-Purple AB Flat Crystal Teardrops
And now I shall leave you with a mellow, sweet serenade of a tune - Moonlight Kiss:

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Starlight Promenade

Hey folks!

Sorry for the prolonged absence - I have been busy with other projects. Here's a pair of earrings that I made for myself, featuring another new acquisition from Bangkok - these gorgeous, shiny flat crystal teardrops. :)

 Starlight promenade - a walk under the stars - featuring disco ball crystals and dangling clear-purple AB flat crystal teardrops. I love the glittery sheen of the crystal teardrops. Such understated glamour.
Item Code & Name: 385 Starlight Promenade
Price: RM8.00
Status: Available for remakes
Materials: Disco Ball Crystals, Clear-Purple AB Flat Crystal Teardrops

All orders can be made at

Great week ahead my friends~!

Friday, 17 April 2015

Hope Springs

So... my mummy somehow managed to lose the handbag charm that I made for her (here!) (or someone stole it off her handbag, le gasp!), so I made her a new one.

This one features the same Live Love Laugh charm, and some new stones that I found in Bangkok that I am super in love with. Here's Hope Springs:
 Charms and beads that remind me of my mum the most - Hope, an encouragement to always Live well, Laugh often and Love always. Made with love, and featuring my newest Bangkok find - these lovely semi-precious stones that I think are Rain Flower Stones (雨花石). I can't be very sure, since these weren't labelled in the tiny Chatuchak stall that I found them in... but aren't they pretty? Adore the pinkish green blend, and the stones are cool to the touch. 
Item Code & Name: 384 Hope Springs
Price: RM15.00
Status: Available for remakes
Materials: Rain Flower Stones, Hope Bead, Made With Love Charm, Live Love Laugh Charm

This is dedicated to all the mummies out there. :)

Tuesday, 14 April 2015


Hi folks!

I'm excited about this post as it's the first to feature beads from Bangkok! So after braving the scorching and sweltering and crawl-out-of-your-skin and douse-yourself-in-icecubes heat of Chatuchak, I found the section and lanes that sold beads! Row after row of semi-precious stones and crystals and beads. *___* Being the fine example of self-control that I am, I limited myself to a few choice purchases. 

Here's the first, named opalline, as it features chinese crystal doughnuts in pretty opal shades. 

 I've not been able to find these shades here -- rose opal and lavender opal chinese crystal doughnuts, coupled with my favourite clover links and cutesy rose charms. Absolutely adoreee the cloudy opal shades of these crystals.
Item Code & Name: 383 Opalline
Price: RM8.00
Status: Available for remakes
Materials: Rose Opal / Lavender Opal Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Clover Links, Rose Charms

If you like these lovely frosted shades, order a remake of this or customise something with them. 
All you gotta do is email me at

Now excuse me while I go stare at my beads for a while. :D Adieu!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Cupid Strikes - Customised

Alas, Sunday is coming to an end!

This shall be a short post, as I want to continue enjoying the remnants of my fleeting weekend. Oh how time flies when you're having fun.

Remember this Cupid Strikes necklace that was recently posted? Kelsey requested a remake, this time with a matching set of earrings -

 Circle links and twin dangling chains of rosaline faux pearls and rosaline chinese crystal doughnuts
Item Code & Name: 382 Cupid Strikes
Price: RM8.00
Status: [Sold], Available for Remakes
Materials: Rosaline Faux Pearls, Rosaline Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Circle Links

Good night and great week ahead, dear readers!


Thursday, 9 April 2015

Garden Blossoms - Customised

 Happy Thursday!

Sometimes, my customers come up with the best ideas. :) When my well of ideas runs dry, they manage to dream up ideas that look much prettier than what I could've envisioned. :D Crowd-sourcing, yo!

Melanie, who is a necklace enthusiast, really liked the gorgeous magenta flower ceramic bead from this necklace. She wanted it combined with faux pearls, and after a few revisions, we incorporated the lovely Believe ring and this is the result!

Faux pearls in an almost-ombre sequence of sweet pink, dusty pink and maroon, and a ceramic bead with magenta blossoms dangling from a Believe ring.

The antique brass links and chain complement the pink/purple/red tones of this necklace.

Item Code & Name: 381 Garden Blossoms
Price: RM22.00
Status: [Sold], Available for Remakes
Materials: Sweet Pink, Dusty Pink & Maroon Faux Pearls, Believe Ring, Magenta-Flower Ceramic Bead
Measurements: Approximately 43.5cm (including clasp), extender = 5cm

If you'd like to customise something, just email me at !

​Guten Nacht!