Monday, December 14, 2009

2009 - Top 3 Items

It's almost the end of the year. 2009 has been a great year for me in terms of my Etsy shop as well as my day job. It was also a great year for my family. Looking back, I decided to do a tabulation of the top 3 best selling items in my shop.

Counting down... At
#3 - Cute Birds in Chains. Earrings

This pair of earrings was a surprise for me as I thought the big hook ones will sell better. I love chain earrings and will definitely make more in the new year. Birds have been one of the hot items in 2009. Status: Available in brass, silver or gold.

#2 - Little Robot Love. Necklace

I love this little robot. There is some geeky-ness in this cute little thing that is just perfect for girls like me who loves computers and is in the technology industry. Status: Sold Out.

And... the #1 is...
#1 - Hedgehog. Necklace

This does not come as a surprise for me as who doesn't love hedgehogs?! They are simply adorable animals that are curls but feisty when provoked. Hmm.. doesn't that sound like some people we know (ourselves)? :) Status: Available with Limited Stock.

So do you agree with the results? :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Alice Mini Series

I absolutely LOVE this mini series! This is the most whimsical, imaginative movie that I love since Labyrinth.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Facing the Giants Trailer

Just watched this.....
Inspiring movie
Cried Buckets
Small time actors
Volunteered cast
One God

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Treasury - Mystery of the Black Lace

It's been a long time since any of my items have been selected to be part of a treasury. Thus I am so thrilled to get a convo from VintageLegacyStudio telling me that my Black Lace Drop earrings have been included in her "Mystery of the Black Lace" treasury. The treasury features a collection of items that uses black laces or have intricate designs similar to black lace.

Here are some of my favorites.
  1. Black Lace - Stalactite ... Crochet Necklace by irregularexpressions
    This necklace is BEAUTIFUL! I never knew crochet items can be so elegant and chic. I used to associate crochet with grannies.. but never again after stumbling upon this beauty.

  2. Sterling silver black lace earrings by hilarykoster
    These earrings are so chic. I love the use of black lace (something so vintage, traditional) paired with something so modern and chic for everyday wear.

  3. Vintage Black Lace Drops by Me
    Last but not least.. my very own Vintage Black Lace Drops. These earrings are always with me whenever I wear something Black (which is most of the time). I love them as the intricate lace designs are engraved onto a clear acrylic background. Beautiful earrings that will last a lifetime.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Here's a sneak peak into my new collection for October... It's called RAINBOW DROPS. The collection features a series of earrings made from acrylic flower beads with Swarovski pearls available in black, clear and rainbow colors. Watch out for the necklaces in the next feature.

Missed featuring it in the last newsletter as I was waiting for the full set of supplies to arrival.. Nevertheless, here they are.. Hope you'll love them..

Ps : The results from my Newsletter (see Mailchimp) was ENCOURAGING! About 2/5 of recipients opened the newsletter. However I got 2 SALES from my previous customers which was great 'cos it implies that they have read the newsletter and purchase from me again!

Ok... back to the new collection.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

First Official Newsletter

It's here! I just did up a VERY first official newsletter for my Etsy Shop! And it's FREE. I did it via Mailchimp. It's really easy to use and there are lots of help via easy to understand videos etc.

Here's a snapshot of my first newsletter! What do you think?

Friday, September 25, 2009

New Ad

It has been a very fulfilling week as I have been quite busy with the shop. I just signed up a new ad contract with a local magazine "Chic" for 6 issues. Here's the ad that they have done up for me for FREE! Superb don't you think? The first issue will be out late Oct. *cross my fingers that it will all go well*

Have you tried placing an ad in a magazine.. Do share your experience and comments.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hello. My Name is ......

Noticed recently that there are quite a number of sellers who named their jewelry after a person's name. Sometimes there is a correlation between the product and its name but sometimes it doesn't or not explained. Do you think it's more personal to own a piece of jewelry with a name? Does it add to its personality?

I recently just named my very first pair of earrings... Her name is Alice.

Here.. come and meet my other friends, Sophie, Amy and Carrie.... :)

(Top left to right, bottom left to right)
  1. Sophia by ashleybuchanan
  2. Amy Earrings by tamar
  3. Alice Earrings by piggy
  4. Carrie by WildArtDesigns

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lock it Up....

Lockets.. they are everywhere... Have you noticed? I think they are so hot right now. I love the brass ones best. I think lockets have a very intriguing charm as they are meant to keep photos of your loved ones like secrets.

Here's my picks at the latest lockets..

(Top left to right, bottom left to right)
Hope you'll love them!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Etsy FrontPage - Owl Necklace

WooHoo! I made it to Etsy Frontpage this weekend (Saturday). I was really thrilled to find out that I have made some sales during my short holiday break to Hong Kong... And totally excited to know that it was due to the FrontPage feature by Etsy of my Owl Necklace. Here's the "frontpage" that my item was featured.

My I Love OWL necklace has been one of my best sellers. It features a cute sterling silver owl charm where it's solid (3D) and its wings can be flapped :D

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

What's In Your Shopping Bag? (August 09)

I was introduced this little cute thing from my friends recently. They are the most brilliant invention to date.

Do you always have the problem of keeping your fringe / hair out of your face when washing it or putting on makeup? What do you use? Headband? or Just tie your hair up?

Now... Try this... Dariya Hair Magic Sheets. It is a little sheet with micro hooks (looks like Velcro) that sticks to your hair and prevents them from falling! How cool is that! Every pack comes in 2 pieces and there are 3 colors to choose from. There are pink, black & blue. I was really tempted to buy the black ones bute my friends discourage me from it cos they have experienced where they walk out of the house with those patches on without knowing!.. lol! :)

It's $7.00 from my local shop. If you would like to try and cannot get any near where you are.. Convo me :)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Majulah Singapura.....

Today . 9 Aug . Singapore's Birthday . National Day
Singapore . My Home
Didn't do much
Stayed at Home
Watched the parade
Cited the pledge

Happy Birthday Singapore

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My Deer.....

I love these deers.. especially those with the antlers. One on hand, they make me think of the thrill of the game, on the other hand, they are so gentle and lovely animals frolicking in the forest, or by the lake...

(Top to bottom, left to right)
  1. Fawn of My Home by thepoppytree
  2. Wildlife by luxedeluxe
  3. Sweet Deer of Mine by piggy
  4. Stag Ring by dillondesigns
By the way, I was so thrilled that my "Sweet Deer of Mine" necklace made it to the weekend deals gift guides! Yes, you hear right... 15% off any purchase at my shop (excluding sale items!) just for this weekend :D

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Humming Along...

Hummingbirds... I think they are the next big thing after sparrows... don't you think so? Recall that period of time where there are tons of sparrows sighting especially in jewelry. :)

Here's are some of the beautiful hummingbirds that I found.. so watch this space as it's the next big thing.. :D
(Top to bottom, left to right)
  1. Sweet Hummingbird. Necklace by Piggy
  2. Hummingbird Blue by Homestudio
  3. Mint Hummingbird by Joom
  4. Hummingbird Bangle by KiraFerrer

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What's In Your Shopping Bag? (June 09)

I have been really busy at work lately due to a go live of a integration project that I manage. I am been really stressed out. Nevertheless, when I am stressed, I shop! (I eat too!) Here's what I have in my shopping bag this month. I can't wait for them to get here!
  1. Postcard Sampler from theblackapple
    I have always been a fan of Emily Martin (aka Black Apple) but just have not got round to getting anything from her shop. Finally, I found these great postcard samplers which makes the perfect addition to my postcard collection!. I bought The Ordinary Forest and Milkland postcard samplers. I love the milkland designs and colors (pastel grey/green and dusty pink colors.) The doll-like drawings are intriguing and interesting.

  2. Lil Wee Pals from lilweepals
    These little wee pals are so delicate and cute. I love the shyness of these little creatures. I can't wait to have them donning my bookshelf! Taking advantaging of the free shipping promotions, I bought 3 of them! They are Butterfly Kisses, Lucky ladybug (pictured) and Bless this Home.
Hope you enjoyed what I bought and recommended. So what do you have in your shopping bag this month?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Etsy Treasury - Palm Breezes

I am very honored to be featured in the following treasury - Palm Breezes that features a range of palm leaves inspired items! I love the beautiful range and the refreshing green color.
Here are some of my favorites
  1. Fern Hand Painted Wine Glasses Set of 2 - marywibis
    These are absolutely beautiful. The colors and painting is so real that it looks like a real palm leaf. I think they are classy and chic to be used for a nice breezy Sunday brunch.

  2. forest glen pendant - theBeadAerie
    This necklace is really interesting and beautifully made. I love the seed beads that are used as the branches.
  3. Crochet Wooden necklace, Olive green by DAINTYCROCHETBYALY
    This necklace is really intricate made especially the olive green crochet centerpiece.

  4. Little Palm Leaf Necklace by me
    I have always love brass charms and the delicate palm charm is really cute.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Favorite - Smooth Teardrop Briolettes

One of my favorite jewelry pieces is smooth teardrop (full drop) briolettes of any gemstones. Most gemstones are often faceted so that they sparkle when light falls. It's really hard to find quality smooth pieces. I love the smooth pieces as compared to the faceted ones as they clear bring out the quality of the stones. I prefer the clear ones to the translucent ones E.g. citrine, lemon quartz, amethyst etc.

Here are some of my favorites on Etsy that I have been lusting for a while... Hope you love them too.
  1. Silk Earrings -- Luxe Petite by PoleStar
    These smokey quartz earrings are really clear and matches perfectly with the oxidised silver hooks.

  2. Peony - JenniferLynnJewelry
    Love the consistent color of the rose quartz and can you see how amazingly neat are the wires wrappings! Perfect!

  3. The Nuvola Earrings by christinewalsh
    Love the teardrop shape and the beautiful color of Chalcedony. It's natural (not dyed) and it's AAA!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Etsy Treasury - Through Pink Colored Glasses

I am honored to be included in the following treasury Through Pink Colored Glasses by StormsHandicrafts. The treasury features all pink items. This matches the latest YART sale banner and avatar! How timely.

Here are some of my favorites from the treasury!
  1. Pink-burgundy Flower -head piece-hair pin-hair clip by tijusai
    This hair pin is so pretty and sweet. I love the multiple layers of organza and different shades or pink with the tiny white pearls and beads. Beautiful. Perfect for wedding and bridemaids!

  2. Love Paint Can by ChicEMbellish
    I think the love paint can is just a perfect way to keep your love letters and gifts from your sweetheart. I recall in my teenage days that I used to just store them in a shoebox.. haha :D

  3. Little Pink Deer. Necklace by Piggy (ME!)
    This is my latest pink deer necklace. I love the pastel pink dots. I have the similar one in lilac / purple! I love the little necklace that I made for the deer.. Can you see it.. It's the one with the little flower bead :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

YART SALE - What are you doing?

The 2nd YART SALE is coming soon.. in fact it's TOMORROW! So what are you doing for YART Sale this year? What is YART sale? The term Yart is an artistic spin on the traditional yard sale! :) ART + Yard Sale = YART!

I am running a 10% discount on all my items in the shop (excluding my sale items) ! In addition, I have added my YART avatar created by misosoup. So that everyone knows that I am having a YART sale. This is my first time participating on the YART sale cos I missed the last year.

How about you? Did you know what is the YART sale and what are you doing for your shop this time round?

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

I am so honored to have been awarded the Honest Scrap Award by Mystic Wynd.

There are a few requirements for accepting this award and they are:

Must do#1) I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link to it.

Thank you SO MUCH Mystic Wynd for loving my blog and awarding me with this great award. You write great articles on your blog!

Must do #2) I must list ten honest things about myself.
  1. I am a packaging sucker.
  2. I love to travel and I wish that I can travel more especially with my hubby.
  3. I don't eat parsley, onions, garlic, celery and ginger. I will pick them out one by one if I find them on my plate.
  4. My dream job is to work for myself.
  5. I tend to ignore the people around me whenever I watch tv. It's like being sucked and be engrossed in what I am watching that I do not hear people when they talk to me.
  6. I love to eat but it's more the quality than quantity for me. Cannot do buffets.
  7. I dislike eating at the food court. Prices are expensive and food is mediocre.
  8. I used to represent my school's hockey team.
  9. I serve as a backup singer in my church
  10. I believe in God.
Must do #3) Place a copy of the logo on my blog: done.

Must do #4) Select 7 other worthy bloggers and list their links.

Tough choice.... but here goes.

Must do#5) I must notify my selected bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above requirements also. I have done this by posting a comment on each of their respective blogs.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Etsy FrontPage - Tiffany

Woohoo!! I am so happy that I made about 6 sales today.. *beaming* I checked my website at work during lunch and I was so thrilled and I had sales today :) ... When I got back home, I found out why.. My latest item was featured in one of the Etsy Treasury that made it to the FRONTPAGE! Hip Hip Hooray! I have only made it to the Etsy Frontpage thrice so far... (you can check if you have made it to the frontpage by checking this.)
The Etsy Treasury was called Tiffany and features a selection of item that reflects Tiffany in terms of the beautiful cyan color just like the Tiffany box. This treasury was by homehooked who did an amazing job!

Here's my feature item - Little Tiffany Earrings.
These earrings are made from the AAA quality Aqua Chalcedony Smooth Teardrop Briolettes wrapped in sterling silver and french horn ear hooks. They are just perfect with no inclusions. The color changes between green / blue / aqua depending on the light and background. If you follow my blog, you would know that I have a passion for smooth teardrop briolettes and I got these babies from another Etsy seller. I just relisted another pair!

Here are some of my favorites in the treasury.
  1. Spring Blues by LillyQueen
    I am always a fan of LillyQueen. She makes beautiful jewelry, especially bracelets & earrings. Simple whimsical and gorgeous. I love the way she takes her photos always against postcards or vintage paper.

  2. Dandelion Wishes on Chocolate Brown Scoop Neck Tee by ellembee
    I love dandelion! And the aqua color dandelion looks perfect against the chocolate brown tee.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Gift Guides : Pearls in June

I am so excited that my latest item is featured in the Gift Guides! I got about 100 over views in 1 day and 11 hearts! :D *hooray*

Here's my latest item item Natural Lime Green Pearl Necklace. It is featured in the latest Gift Guides for June, Pearls in June. I have always love pearls. They are classic, chic, simple and timeless like Coco Chanel and her string of pearls. I hope you'll love my creation.

Here's some of my favorite of all the beautiful pearls featured in the Gift Guide.
  1. Pear Blossom Necklace by heatherberry
    This necklace is simply gorgeous with a cute tiny pearl by the side and a little leaf. Another timeless piece.

  2. Chess metalized Green and Gold varnished ring with sea pearls by arosha
    This is absolutely brilliant and unique. I love the little detail like the little sea pearls on top of the ring. Definitely a conversation starter and OOAK :)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Featured : Wickedly Chic : Daily Ditties

I am so honored that one of my favorite earrings have been featured on Wickedly Chic's Daily Ditties. Daily Ditties should be your first stop every day to check out the newest, most chic & unquestionably fashionable indie items on the web. So don’t be a ditty, read the Daily Ditties!

Here's my earrings that was featured. It's A Day At The Beach Earrings (Seashell Version). I have made these earrings for a while now and it has a whooping 500 over views.. but it is still unsold *sulk*. The reason why this is a seashell version as the original version which was sold out had a starfish charm instead. :) I love the pastel blue & white colors of the freshwater pearls.

Here's my other favorite from this week's daily ditties. It is Pink Elephants Necklace by khalidahj. I love simple and chic style. Thus this beautiful necklace is just right up my alley. I love the beautiful peachy colors of the glassbead.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Treasury - Fly

I am honored again to be included in the following Treasury called Fly by outofthebox. The treasury features items with the theme fly.
Here are some of my favorites!

  1. REAL butterfly wing necklace/pendant/FULL Cithaerias merolina by Butterflysenses
    This is a beautiful necklace made from a real butterfly wing! How cool is that.. love the natural colors of the butterfly. Definitely a conversation starter. Item would be OOAK.

  2. Flying Panda Print 7 x 5 by MisNopalesArt
    Love love this cute panda.. It reminds me of me.. always sleepy and hungry. Even when it is flying it looks sleepy. If only I can fly to work with my sleepy eyes :D

  3. My Little Airplane Necklace by ME!
    This is a OOAK piece from my watch necklace collection. It's cute and adorable and I only have one of it! It's not only functional but cute to look at too.