Monday, December 29, 2008

Beautiful sky and sunset

marina barage singapore seamarina barage singapore sunset set roof top skyline
Finally a day in December with bright sunshine, beautiful day during the weekend. Made a detour to Marina Barage to catch the sunset. Well worth the wait :o)


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Teacup carousel charm

brass tea cup carousel diy metal charm singapore

1 piece of cute brass teacup carousel metal charm id1130438

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Almondtree Year end promotion on Artfire

year end promotion sale almondtree artfire free shipping
I'm offering free shipping to 1 shipping address for total purchases of US$25 (listed prices) and above from my shop on Artfire. The promotion will run from now till 31st Dec 2008. Happy holidays!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wishing Spheres Marina Bay Singapore Countdown


I was shopping in Suntec over the weekend and came across a wishing sphere station where you can pen your wishes for the New year on the wishing sphere. The wishing spheres are then floated on the Marina bay.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

ol' Christmas Tree

Pretty christmas tree sculpture against sunset.


a "danger high voltage" Christmas tree ornament :P

crazy weather, photos taken 1 minute apart, from the back of the sculpture it's cloudy but from the front, the sky is clear and blue :o)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Photography with makeshift lightbox and Red Ninja maneki neko

RED NINJA MANEKI NEKO JAPAN CAT OF LUCK ID1140261
maneki neko ninja cellphone charm
Little Maneki Neko in a red ninja suit :) I use a sandwich box to store my camera, and I wanted to shoot this kitty without having to drag out my lightbox. So I use my sandwich box turn it sideways, hold it up beneath the desklamp and photographed it. The light source is from the top and the light is diffused as it shines through the translucent side of the sandwich box.

makeshift lightbox
Army of Little Maneki Neko cats. They are bells made of metal. Just couldn't resist putting them all together to take a photo.








Thursday, December 18, 2008

Maneki Neko


Red Maneki Neko Luck Beckoning Cat of Japan id1140204
This little kitty is sold out ( ^ o ^ )/ , have to go shopping to see if I can find the little kitty bells.....


Blue Sakura Maneki Neko Japan cat of luck id1140213
Here's the blue color version of the Maneki kitty :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Red Sakura Maneki Neko Japan cat of luck id1140195

maneki neko luck beckoning cat of japan

Finally found a shop that sells this little maneki bells (not a lot in stock though) and I bought a few of them and use them to make cell phone or bag charm. The luck beckoning Cats of Japan is a little metal bell and I made a forged brass wire design and added a brass "made with love" charm and red lanyard. The word on the cat tummy means "10 million tael (ancient counter for Chinese/ Japanese money)"

Monday, December 15, 2008

First Sales on Artfire and icraft

sold this on icraft


and sold this pendant on Artfire
Happy dance!!! :o)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Flower stained glass pendant id1030841

soldered stained glass pendant
Dark Purple wispy stained glass pendant with copperwire wirework motif and soldered together using leadfree solder. Both sides of the glass can be worn.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Lot of 4 Maneki Neko Beads id1070261

maneki neko Japan cats beads
Just loaded this lot of little maneki cat ceramic beads onto Artfire. They finally fixed the photo uploading bug..yeah!!! Ok, have to stop blogging and go back to being Santa's elf again. :P



Buzy Bee

sew zipper purse sew zipper purse
Pink with White Bunnies covered zipper purse id1130961
Spent the whole day packing items for mailing heehee happppiii.. told my friends I can't come out and play cos' I am currently employed as one of Santa's elf (sure feels like it)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Artfire

Check out Artfire, a new online venue for handmade items. It is still in beta stage.
ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell Handmade
Register on ArtFire.com
You can sign up for free and list 10 items without listing fees but if you wish to sell more items, you have to sign up as verified member. They are currently running a verified membership promotion of US$7 per month for life if you are one of the 5000 members to sign up for the verified membership.

I like the studio stats where you can see where your traffic are coming from which is a great feature. I also like the one pager form to list new items and the sold page where you can key in your tracking number and it will be sent to the buyer via email.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Coral earrings id1120652

coral wirewrapped earrings
Coral wirewrapped earrings id1120652. Earrings with coral and silver plated non-tarnish artisticwire wireworks. The hooks are silver platedOptional: upgrade to sterling silver earwires at an additional costs of US$3.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Ume Sakura zipper purse id1130921



Purse with sakura and ume flora pattern prints and comes with a 2 inch wooden loop. The exterior fabric is texture cotton imported from Japan and is strengthened with iron on interfacing. The internal fabric is pink cotton clothe.Size: 17cm x 9cmYou can loop the purse onto your belt or add a strap to it to turn it into a little wristlet.Thanks for browsing :o)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

Zippered purse

Japan import fabric zippered purse


Made this small purse with ume plum flowers printed fabric. The zipper is covered at the sides and the zipper opening is about 7cm in length. The exterior fabric is cotton imported from Japan and I added iron-on interfacing to the fabric. The internal lining fabric is cotton cloth .Size: 10cm x 10cm

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Dawanda is 2 years old!

Happy Birthday! According to their website, the Dawanda team has bought 22 of their favourite products to give away to lucky buyers today (think it's a lucky draw thingy though, heeee hee not sure cos' it's in german) :) Check out their birthday promo on Dawanda

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Shopping for Handmade

I just added project wonderful ads on my side bar and have been window shopping and looking at shops from the ads links. Those little kiddy booties from JenniferLadd.etsy's are SO adorable. If you are thinking of making a Christmas gifts for your family and friends, how about some tile coasters? The Spotted Sparrow has a tutorial for making your very own coasters


listed this recently, "Retro Mix stained glass pendant id1130937". Used a small piece of vangogh stained glass and added it to the main stained glass pendant.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Last 2 hours of SALE

Catheral stained glass in turquoise blue. Love the color on this piece of glass. I only bought a 2 inch by 3 inch, hopefully the stained glass shop will have more stock of it.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Peacock crossing


Pretty peacock grazing...I dare not get close.... don't wana become a tourist attraction with me shrieking down the slope and that giant bird chasing after me.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

FREE SHIPPING SALE Blooms in Pink reversible stained glass pendant id1130769


Pink opaque stained glass pendant with tinned copperwire wirework design and soldered together using leadfree solder with silver. Both sides of the glass can be worn.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Free Shipping Sale until 1st December 2008


Current promotion from almondtree.etsy.com:
Free shipping for items priced US$15 and above.
plus an additional 10% off for purchases above US$50. :o)

Thursday, November 27, 2008


White Bunnies zipper purse id1130908
Went shopping the other day and saw some pretty Japan imported fabrics. I used my late grandfather's Singer sewing machine to make the little purse. Yup, one of those human powered "pedal like crazy" treadle sewing machine. One of these days, I will take a photo of the machine and upload it here. :) I can solder pendants, cut glass blah blah blah blah but using the sewing machine drives me bonkers. The threads kept breaking halfway, so I went online to see if there are any resources on "how to sew using an antique machine without loosing one's sanity". No solution yet......

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Attack of the Butterfly

See the tiny little butterfly? I saw it sunbathing on the leaves and thought finally a subject that is NOT fluttering all over the place. Guess I spend too much time getting too close to it cos' it actually tried to attack my camera twice.

Photography

Saw this fluttering butterfly on Sentosa. Wish my camera is more "powerful" heehee, maybe it's the photographer that needs improving.... :P

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tree reversible green jasper stone pendant id1120722

Green jasper stone with different wirewrapped designs on each side of the pendant using non-tarnish silver plated artistwire.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Yuzen Chiyogami Japanese Paper soldered pendants

2 cm square glass soldered pendants.
The front and back of the pendant has a different Japanese Yuzen Chiyogami paper with pretty floral design. The papers are protected beneath 2 pieces of clear glass. The glass pendant is handcut, grinded, copperfoiled and soldered together using leadfree solder with silver.



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