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Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Burgundy and Macaroon Collections

Heyy Squiggletowners!
It has definitely been awhile. Unfortunately I have been so busy with work, that any breaks I have, I am only able to work on these batches of Jade Bookmarks (hope you guys aren't tired hearing about it). So I made another two collections this week as per a special order.



The 20 bookmarks will probably be the sixth collection I've done so far. The last post I made I talked about how the design has been constantly evolving. This collection is no different. I was very influenced by the current fall trends of oxblood / burgundy shades with jewelled tones and soft blush / pastel, dusty shades. Thus, the two collections - The Burgundy Collection and The Macaroon Collection.

Here's the introduction on the tags for each collection, which preludes a more detailed description of what makes up each unique bookmark:

The Burgundy Collection
This collection is all about jewelled tones, gems, shades of burgundy, teal, hunter green and purple.

The Macaroon Collection
This collection is all about soft pastels, cream, seafoam, dusty rose and sunshine.

The new collection also features a new bookmark hook (that is ironically without a hook) from Korea. I quite like the dreamy, almost cloud shaped pattern on the hook.

I have been dreaming and sketching new ideas, thinking of making more items, maybe along the lines of a more festive tone. Hopefully the next post will not be too long away. Thanks for reading! (:

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jade Bookmarks

Heyy everyone,

I know it's been quite a long time. Been making batches of these Jade Bookmarks that are inspired by a mix of Korean and Chinese culture. These bookmarks have been constantly evolving in terms of their design.


The first batch I made, I tried to go along with the simplistic feel of string and beads, but I thought it lacked some glitter. I also wanted to stick with the "original" materials of jade, semi-precious stones, pearls and porcelain. But again, it lacked something. So along the way, I added some Swarovski crystals, then moved from the usual green donut pieces to yellow jade, purple jade and even to this molted green red yellow cream jade.


I love the mix of colours and if you look closely enough, there seems to be a shimmer in the sunlight. It is really pretty. Did I mention that mint turquoise seafoam greenish-blue is kind of my favourite colour? (:


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

archives

as requested, here is the link for pictures of the previous hodgepodge collections! (:



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

dinosaur collection update!


i wanted to take all the shots at the playground, but i ran out of time. so i took them against a banana tree instead, gave it a more Jurassic feel, i think. (:

updates for Dinosaurs up at etsy or you can order through here too by dropping me an email (:
some behind the scenes shots and a peak at some of the other dinos i haven't done up yet.



Sunday, May 30, 2010

dinosaur collection coming up next!

f.john series - brontosaurus


and a sneak preview of the dino series...



coming soon to squiggletown - dino necklaces inspired by promisetangeman and the truerassic vacation bible school that i'm helping out with next week. (: will be trying to match the name of the dino to the one i'm using. check back soon!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

etsy update!


earring studs and rings (:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

pearls + pride & prejudice

heyy all!
been rather busy lately, what with graduation and starting work and all. anyhoo, i've been reading jane austen (pride and prejudice) and i just fell in love with that whole era again. san even rented the movie and i bought one of the many sequels to read. (: so anyways, i've got some bookmarks and earrings to upload in the etsy shop. shall endeavour to finish by today.

meanwhile, here are some pearl earrings i helped my mom restring - changed the findings and added some swarovski and flowers (: enjoy!