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{ two souls, one heart } June 22, 2010

 

Back after a brief respite…thank you for all your FB messages and emails while I was away, and your support for pling’s entry in the Singapore Blog Awards. I feel much love! And love is what inspired this post and these creations.

 

Whether you are happily married, attached, or single, I’m sure we all desire to share our lives and our dreams with someone we love and respect. Borrowing the popular French saying ‘deux ames un cœur’, which translates to ‘two souls, one heart’, I dedicate this wedding collection to these happy thoughts which filled my mind and heart, when I was conceptualizing, designing and creating these pieces.

 

For the recollection of this day, even years after…
For the start of a beautiful journey together…
For something new, something old, and something borrowed…
For those lovely bridesmaids, dear friends and mothers, who are by your side this momentous day…

 

And of course, you can wear these on non-wedding days to add an element of sweet romance, or a dash of Victorian charm to your getup. These bracelets are particularly wonderful as gifts for bridemaids, which they could wear in replacement of floral corsages on wedding day, and treasure as keepsakes thereafter.

 

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{ alice in wonderland ~ part II } March 9, 2010

On the weekend that had just passed, I went to watch Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland in 3D at the cinema. No spoilers, I would divulge.

I love the CG, the dark but vivid hues, the foreground/background juxtaposition, Alice’s whimsical stripy gowns, and the white queen/red queen battles. The story is changed from the original Lewis Carroll’s tale, giving the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) a much heavier role and injecting some romantic elements in the story. Some new characters appeared, much to my surprise. I liked some of the twists, but disliked some. Having said that, making a movie is difficult. And what’s more, interpreting a classic, particularly this story, and NOT moving this fantasy tale to cutesy-ness, if you get what I mean. I’m kind of glad that Tim Burton kept to his signature style, which is still a genre on its own. The art direction, makeup and costume design are to be admired.

After watching the film, this is part II of my own interpretation of Alice In Wonderland. Collaborating with American artist, I hope you will find these bracelets adding loveliness to your wrist, and for a fun day out! Let’s get immersed in our own version of Wonderland, whatever and wherever it might be…

 

{ bella’s bracelet } November 20, 2009

One day, I was sent a picture of a bracelet to customize for a customer, a year ago. Yes, a year ago! This bracelet hailed from a picture in the Twilight series’ by Stephanie Meyer, called Eclipse. Yes, guilty as charged, I didn’t read the books. 🙂 Yet. And with the upcoming New Moon movie, I thought to release this before the movie so that 2 customers could wear it to the screening and be absolutely thrilled.

After watching the Twilight DVD (Though the bracelet was not shown then, one could sense the upcoming love struggle that the protagonist Bella Swan faces between Edward and Jacob. I want to understand it better.), I got round to making it which includes getting the wooden wolf charm hand-carved in great detail by a skilled carpenter. I thought as a keepsake bracelet and being important to a fan of the series, I should not skimp on using good materials and spending time on the details. So, here they are and I’ve only 2 to sell as the wooden wolf charms were only completed after 3 frustrating attempts by the artisan! Of course, he decided not to do more. Sad. So here goes…

Whether you are rooting for Edward or Jacob, you can still wear your heart on your sleeve and flaunt the romantic in you. Dark romantic for some of you (wolves and vampines I mean!).

The rhodium bracelet features hand-carved wooden wolf charm, a Swarovski heart crystal and a Swarovski mini red crystal, and closes with a toggle clasp. Click on picture for description and to order.

DA0001 - bella's braceletDA0001 - closeup of bella's bracelet

 

{ namesake – make it personal } November 1, 2009

 

These pieces are what have been keeping me busy (and excited!) these few months. Trying to perfect my skill and make pieces that I would wear myself, I’m happy to introduce them now, giving all you lovelies the opportunity to get them customize as well.

 

Hand-stamped on round discs, flower-shaped plates or star brass plates, you can now customize and make it personal with your own name, a friend’s name, a lover’s initials or your favorite word for FREE! The number of characters allowed on each design is dependent on the plate’s surface area, so please do click on the piece that interests you to find out more. Only letters and numbers are available for now. More designs would be out next year!

 

As these pieces are lovingly handmade and hand-stamped, please allow an additional 2 working days for creation, order processing and shipping.

 

{ Shop early for Christmas! }

Think this is a good gift idea for Christmas? Get them customized now! I would appreciate an early order so that I could spend sufficient time on each piece. Thank you!

 

{ pling’s 2nd anniversary promotion }

You heard it here 1st! pling is coming to 2 years old this December. Thank you all friends and lovelies for your support so far! In appreciation, all pling pieces on this website will be going at 10% discount from published price! And…you get FREE normal shipping in Singapore!

 

Get your favorite pling pieces now. Promotion and last orders for Christmas will end on 21 December 2009, 2pm.



NA0230 - 'You're an angel!' necklaceNA0246 - sakura dream necklace

NA0250 - hope & love necklaceDA0002 - dreamer loves raindrops bracelet

NA0245 - star dreamer necklaceNA0242 - thinker necklace

NA0248 - 2-letter flower & leaf necklace

 

 
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