Saturday, 1 November 2014

My Fair Lady - Customised

Happy Saturday!

It's been a while since I featured any necklaces on this site, so necklaces it is today! Well, one necklace in particular, in a series of necklaces that I customised for Felicia. Felicia is a necklace person - in one shot, she purchased 7 necklaces from me, 4 of which are customised! Over the next few posts, you will get to see them in all their glory (haha).

The first is a customisation of an existing trinket of mine - the My Fair Lady bracelet that I made for myself some time ago. Felicia liked this bracelet but wanted to make a necklace instead, so I expanded on the existing beads and here is the result:


Against a silver background for clearer depiction of the white beads and crystals. An off-white dahlia on a square filigree, followed by a sequence of ivory faux pearls, frosted white chinese crystal doughnuts, white faux pearls with gold swirls, and shiny white faux pearls. 
 White necklaces go quite well with dark tops, as you can see in the picture below - pair it with a boatneck top and you're good to go! This necklace is longer than my standard "princess" length necklaces that end somewhere below the clavicle. This is regarded as the "matinee" length. The things you learn when you delve into accessory-making! 


Item Code & Name: 303 My Fair Lady
Price: RM22.00
Status: [Sold], Not Available
Materials: Ivory, Shiny White & White (with Gold Swirls) Faux Pearls, White Opal Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Off-White Dahlia, Square Filigree
Measurements: Approximately 54cm (including clasp), Extender = 4cm

Alas, I have run out of the off-white dahlia and it is not being restocked by my supplier. *sad*
If you like this design, I have dahlia cabochons in other colours and a selection of beads that I can try to customise to fit this design. I'm just an email away!


Enjoy your weekend now, ladies. 

<3

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Chinese Knots

After yesterday's brightly-coloured flowery affair (click here!), I now move to the opposite end of the spectrum and feature a pair of earrings with no frills or fancies - just understated class. (Or so I think lah, haha).

We all need variety in our wardrobes after all, and should have accessories that are suitable for fun and cheery occasions, and those that are suitable for elegant nights out. This pair of earrings fall into the latter category (I think), which I shall elaborate on in further verbose detail, as you know that I am partial to. But first, pictures!

 Named Chinese Knots because of their resemblance to the brightly-coloured (most often red) traditional woven cords that are often used as decorative items in chinese culture, the silver chains that dangle from the chinese knot link resemble the colourful tassels that often accompany these knots.
So yeah, if you want something traditional and classy to accompany your outfit (or even a Cheong Sam!), but you'd like something monochrome and silver... here's the pair of earrings for you. :)

Item Code & Name: 302 Chinese Knots
Price: RM8.00
Status: Available
Materials: Chinese Knot Links, Chain

Find out how to order here!


おやすみ!


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Magenta Blossoms

Can I have a show of hands for those of you who remember the Jars of Clay collection?

Heh!

The Jars of Clay collection featured dainty little trinkets made with clay beads or polymer clay charms, and I'm happy to introduce another one of my more recent shopping finds - a ceramic bead delicately hand-painted with beautifully magenta-coloured blossoms. I fell in love with these beads the moment I laid eyes on them, and of course had to purchase them. 

Don't tell anyone, but they're so pretty, sometimes I take them out of their little box in my storage units just to admire them a little. I can't help it. I like pretty things. (*˘︶˘*).。.:*♡

  Here's a pair of earrings I made with these lovely ceramic beads - Magenta Blossoms:

 White ceramic beads with magenta blossoms, with twin dangling chains of lilac and magenta faux pearls.
Item Code & Name: 301 Magenta Blossoms
Price: RM13.00
Status: Available
Materials: Lilac & Magenta Faux Pearls, Magenta Flower Ceramic Beads

If you'd like to order / enquire further, just email me at

 Customisation is always possible, if you like this bead and want to do something different with it. Check out some previously customised creations here!

 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Ombré Collection - Conclusion

Because it's neat to tie things up before starting in on something new,
here's a picture of all the pretty gradients from the Ombré Collection. :)
More new trinkets coming your way real soon, so 
watch
this
 ​ space  ​

:)

Monday, 27 October 2014

Celtic Frost | Ombré Collection: Part 5

As the saying goes,
all good things must come to an end.

We have reached the last post of the Ombré Collection, which features a pair of earrings that I rather fond of, and would rather like to keep for myself (but am choosing to sell because I have far too many earrings and only one pair of ears and only 365 days in a year to wear them all). 

Celtic-themed beads and links are no stranger to this little site of mine. We've seen creations featuring celtic hearts (here, here and here!) and celtic flowers (here and here) and now it's time to introduce a new type of bead - a diagonal square bead with celtic patterns that resemble flowers:

 Dainty celtic-patterned diagonal square beads amidst chinese crystal doughnuts in lovely frosted / opaque tones - frosted blue (making their first appearance in a Dainty Little Trinket), air blue opal and aqua blue opal.
Item Code & Name: 300 Celtic Hearts
Price: RM8.00
Status: Available
Materials: Frosted Blue / Air Blue Opal / Aqua Blue Opal Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Celtic Diagonal Square Beads


If you fancy adding a pair of cool and frosted earrings to your collection, just drop me an email at

 And that, my friends, is the end of this collection.

I'm excited about the stuff that's coming up - stay tuned for more as we fast approach the end of the year!

I'll leave you with a song that has been tugging at my heartstrings and playing in an endless melancholy litany in my head - High Hopes by Kodaline.


 But I've got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, when it all comes to an end
But the world keeps spinning around


Sunday, 26 October 2014

Fuchsia Fusion | Ombré Collection: Part 4

Hello, my friends.

I hope the weekend has been treating you well!

We are nearing the end of the Ombré Collection. Hope you've been enjoying yourselves so far. Part 4 of this collection of pretty colour gradients is a bracelet - it's been far too long since this blog featured a bracelet. I've named this trinket Fuchsia Fusion because fuchsia is a vivid purple-red colour, named after a pretty genus of flowering plants, and because the word "fusion" implies that the colours are fusing with each other, which fits this collection's theme nicely. 

 Picture time!
 A bracelet with a fusion of vivid, rich colours, with the particularly-striking ruby red faux pearls flanking the antique silver-plated daisy charm at the focal point.

 Am loving this particular gradient of ruby red --> magenta --> burgundy --> plum --> dusty purple



Item Code & Name: 299 Fuchsia Fusion
Price: RM15.00
Status: Available
Materials:  Ruby Red / Magenta / Burgundy / Plum / Dusty Purple Faux Pearls, Daisy Charms
Measurements: Approximately 17.5cm (including clasp) + 2.5cm extender chain

If you'd like to order, just drop me an email at

Fun fact: did you know that you can browse this site according to colour? To your right, there are many useful labels, among which is a "shop by colour" function. So if you're looking for something specific, just browse those labels and click away!

If you like the colours in this bracelet, check out the
burgundy, purple and red labels. :)

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Indigo Hearts | Ombré Collection: Part 3

Merah, Jingga, Kuning, Hijau, Biru, Indigo, Ungu.

As kids growing up in Malaysian government schools, this is how we learned the colours of the rainbow. Our teachers even taught us to memorise the order of the colours using the phrase "Michael Jackson Killed His Brother In USA". Heh. Notice in the list of colours translated into Malay, that Indigo is the only one that wasn't translated? Guess it's not common enough a colour to warrant creating a new word. :p

Indigo is generally regarded as the colour between blue and violet, and is thus an apt name for the following pair of earrings in a gradient of purple to blue. :)
 Dainty celtic heart beads amidst round-faceted chinese crystals of lavender, violet and sapphire blue. The violet crystals (below the hearts) are particularly interesting, as they look blue and purple under different lighting.
Item Code & Name: 298 Indigo Hearts
Price: RM9.00
Status: [Sold], Available for remakes
Materials: Lavender, Violet & Sapphire Blue Round-Faceted Chinese Crystals, Celtic Heart Beads

Check out other items in the Ombré collection here!

All enquiries and orders can be made at

 ​❥

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Olive Grove | Ombré Collection: Part 2

It's Deepavali tomorrow! Yay public holiday, and wishing all who celebrate a wonderful and warm Festival of Lights celebration. :)

Now, onto the 2nd part of the Ombré collection!

When I was young(er), I went on a road trip with my friends to the United States, and spent 2 weeks travelling around the California / Arizona region. In Los Angeles, we ate at this restaurant called Olive Garden, which has a garlic shrimp linguine that I crave to this day. We also went to this mall called The Grove, where we saw Sandra Oh (of Grey's Anatomy fame!). What is the point of me telling you all this? There is none, except for the fact that I am a sentimental fool and I like rambling, and today's trinket's name happens to be a combination of those two experiences - Olive Grove
 A bookmark with crystals in a gradient of green shades, and a tree charm. Let's pretend this is an olive tree, and imagine that this symbolises a grove of olive trees.
.

Item Code & Name: 297 Olive Grove
Price: RM13.00
Status: [Sold], Available for remakes
Materials: Light Green, Forest Green and Olive Green Chinese Crystal Doughnuts, Tree Charm

This new bookmark is daintier than the previously featured bookmarks, and also more affordable than the previous engraved ones. So if you're a fan of simpler / smaller designs - here's something you can order! :)

Check out other bookmarks here :)

Here's how you order! ​

daintylittletrinkets@gmail.com

Good night and see you soon for the third instalment of the Ombré collection - Indigo Hearts.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Cyan Blooms | Ombré Collection: Part 1

Fun fact:
Cyan is one of the colours in the colour model for many printers/photocopiers (CMYK: cyan, magenta, yellow, key (black)). Why do you need this information in your head? Knowledge is power, yo. Or something. :p

Part 1 of the Ombré Collection kicks off with a blue --> green gradient. This gradient is not as... gradual as some of the others in the collection, but I still think it's a pretty gradient anyway. (I claim artistic license! I can call it ombré if I want to! :p) It also has the added bonus of being asymmetrical.

 A pair of bright and cheery earrings, where turquoise gradates into lime green and vice versa, through the cyan/teal tones of the little roses on silver flower filigrees.
Item Code & Name: 296 Cyan Blooms
Price: RM9.00
Status: Available
Materials: Shiny Turquoise / Lime Green Faux Pearls, Cyan/Teal Rose Cabochons, Flower Filigrees

Someone quickly purchase this before I decide to keep it for myself! :p

Should you wanna make this your own, just email me at

If you like flowers, check out more dainty trinkets with flowers here!
If you like asymmetry, check out some asymmetrical trinkets here!

That's it for tonight - here's wishing you a wonderful week ahead. I am looking forward to Wednesday - Deepavali!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Ombré - Collection Masterpost

Derived from the French word ombrer and the Latin word umbra is the word ombré, which has been all the rage with the hairstyling community lately, and looks like a trend that is here to stay.

Ah, colour gradients. Who doesn't love it when various shades of the same colour blend so prettily with each other, or when one colour gradates so seamlessly into the next. Loving ombré designs like I do, I of course had to make an entire collection dedicated to pretty colour gradients. :)

Inspiration for this collection comes from the Ombré earrings from the La Perla collection - my first attempt at making accessories with colour gradients. Here, have a pretty graphic:


And this "celebration" of colour gradients shall begin tomorrow, my friends, so stay tuned! 

Part 1: Cyan Blooms
Part 2: Olive Grove
Part 3: Indigo Hearts
Part 5: Celtic Frost

See you Sunday!