Tuesday, 30 September 2014

For Lin

Hola amigos!

It is the end of September and the crazy-busy period in my workplace has settled a little (still crazy, but more manageable) so the hiatus shall end here and posting will resume effective today! Yay!

Have you missed me? Haha. I've definitely missed this little corner of the Internet where I can unleash my random musings and nonsensical ramblings. It's good to be back!

Today. 30 September, also happens to be the birthday of my friend and colleague Lin. :)
 I made her this long neckace that she can wear over her tudung or under her tudung, however she fancies!
A long necklace peppered with flower filigrees, flower links, circle links, silver-black chinese crystal doughnuts and black faux pearls with gold / silver swirls. Gaya. Mutu. Keunggulan. :p
 A close up of the various links and crystals and beads in this necklace. My favourite would be intricate flower filigree. J'adore.

 This shot ain't the nicest, but it's just to give you an idea of the necklace length! Here it looks super symmetrical - wear it asymmetrically for some flair~!

Item Code & Name: 293 Nocturne
Price: RM37.00
Status: Available for remakes
Materials: Black Faux Pearls with Gold / Silver Swirls, Silver-Black Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Flower Filigrees, Flower Links, Circle Links
Measurements: Approximately 115cm

At 115cm, this is the longest necklace I have ever made! :)
Check out some previous long necklaces here and here

If you'd like a remake, just email me at daintylittletrinkets@gmail.com
 
 Lin Lin, hope you had a wonderful birthday holiday and an amazing birthday today with your lovely family! See you at work tomorrow (haha!) :D


Sunday, 28 September 2014

My Favourite Things #4

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

 The lyrics above mark the end of the lovely Sound of Music song, and also mark the end of the My Favourite Things series of posts that I've been imposing on you, my dear readers. :)

For it is almost the end of September, which means we will resume regular posting soon! Can't wait to showcase some of the new stuff I've made (with a good helping of my usual ridiculous rambling on the side). :D

Before that! Here's the "others" edition of My Favourite Things - from bookmarks, to keychains, to handbag charms, to hairpins! 


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

Madame Butterfly - Adorn your handbag with lovely vintage pink shades and a dainty butterfly link!
I Believe - Shades of purple and a polymer clay rose, for every book lover and dreamer.
Live. Laugh. Love. - A slate gray daisy, a chinese knot link, Preciosa crystals and a reminder to live, laugh, love.
Mint Garden - To wear in your hair: dainty little dahlia and rose cabochons in the sweetest shade of mint green.

If you like some of these Dainty Little Trinkets, just drop me an email at
to make an order!

Meanwhile, check out the "others" label for tons of other trinkets I have made in the past.

 

love,
me.

Wednesday, 24 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