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{ express yourself } August 2, 2009

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I’m very excited to bring you these hand-drawn, hand-cut, handmade acrylic pieces. Always trying to make unique pieces that we would wear ourselves and go beyond the run-of-the-mills accessories (‘thinking crazily’ is part of the motto), this series birth from the emotions felt, the experiences shared, and the lifestyles intertwined. Finding words to express ourselves don’t always come easy for most, and sometimes, even difficult to utter. But, that doesn’t mean we don’t feel it. Thinking that, this series celebrate both our individuality, as well as community of shared thoughts and feelings. Express yourself!

 

Customization is available! Please allow 5 working days for your order, once it’s confirmed as each individual piece is handmade with love. To understand the rates, please click on the pictures and read on. We can do each into ring, pendant necklace or earrings.


Customization

S: 2cm x 3cm ; max 8 characters

M: 3cm x 4cm ; max 15 characters

L: 4cm x 5cm ; max 25 characters

 

*Please note that the frames, which enclose the words, are not customizable. We’ll be coming out with more designs in the future! Do look out for them! 🙂

*We accept bulk orders, wedding gifts and corporate orders as well. As the pieces are handmade, no MOQ is required! At last! Feasible and friendly for small businesses and organizations. Please email at custsvc@plingonline.com to get the rates.


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{ greek goddess } June 10, 2009

 

Even when it’s summer (translation: scorching), the parties cannot stop. Meeting up with loved ones, friends or business associates seem to be also turning up the heat right in the middle of the season. And this season, we see dresses that are inspired by Greek goddesses. Think Lena Headey in the movie ‘300’. Think silk satin and chiffon. Think romantic, structured flair and creamy colors. You are on your way…

 

Whether it’s the draped dress for summer cocktails, the bustier gown or the one-shoulder dress for evening events, or the bandeau dress for a day reception, be sure to lend the appeal of these Athens-inspired accessories to navigate the social whirl. Strike a Grecian pose!

 

NA0217 - peace loving people necklaceEA0098 - golden peace hoop earrings
NA0106 - chunky draped choker necklaceNA0166 - swan lake necklace

SA0019 - emerald and pea pod circles set

SA0021 - honeycomb art deco 3-piece set

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EA0089 - purple-pink grapefruit trapeze earrings

 

{ earth, water & flowers } April 22, 2009

 

This title bears a tad resemblance to “Earth, Wind & Fire” right? Ok, a tiny tad. More aptly, it’s this week’s upload on flower-themed creations with this month’s dedication to Eco-Chic.

 

Today is Earth Day! And what a beautiful reminder to do good to the place we share. To continue the thread on sharing, here’s a simple picture I took of a dainty little yellow flower by the roadside. I’m just hoping that wildflowers will not disappear or that flowers have shorter blooming cycles since winters are longer and spring is late to come. Don’t you think such simple, spontaneous beauty is inspiring and it would be truly disastrous to not find them anymore on the streets, growing by the corners, waiting to be discovered and admired?

 

yellow flower by the roadside © pling

 

Green Tip: I save water (and money!) at home using the water leftover from rice to water my flowers and plants every day. It’s really good for them as the water contains the “polished-off” nutrients from the rice and thus a natural fertilizer! Totally organic! You can also use used grounded coffee or tea leaves after your daily cuppa. And those who come to my little apartment thought, “Green fingers”. But the secret is out!

 

For today (April 22), don’t drive. Take public transport. Or do something “green” that you don’t usually do. Join the eco-movement! I’m sure, like me, you would like to admire these floral blessings. pling‘s little dedication…hope you like them!

 

NA0049 - watering can of blooms necklace

NA01632 - 'My lil Elf Self' necklace

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RA0010 - purple bloom adjustable ring

 

{ tree hugging } April 1, 2009

 

This month, in conjunction with Earth Day on April 22, pling will be featuring ‘Earth Month Inspirations’ – handcrafted pieces that draw inspiration from nature, trees, doves, elephants, flowers and many more.

 

Let’s get conscious of what we are doing to our planet Earth. And after that, not just in April, we can make small efforts to our everyday life and start living different for the sake of our ailing planet. I’ll also be sharing little tips that I follow to do my part. Even if you think you are just 1 person, you can do something. And I don’t mean building an eco-home (which requires millions of dollars) or buying a hybrid car…but small things, small changes that make a difference.

 

First up…TREES! I love them and would be really sad if they are gone from our world. They are really beautiful…besides all the good things they do for our Earth and us. Sharing some of my pictures taken of trees when I was in Rome, The Vatican and the Singapore Zoo.

 

rome-sunsettrees-at-the-singapore-zoo

trees-in-front-of-colosseum

 

Green Tip: Separate your garbage. I put a paper bag to contain all my paper rubbish – especially all those mailers/flyers that I get in the mail and including the cardboard package of all household items and beauty products. After that, I just bring them to the recycling centre 2 blocks from my apartment. Easy!

 

This series is inspired by trees – of all colors, flowering or non-flowering, standing tall against skies of all hues.

 

na0167 - 'Water for the future' necklaceNA0197 - tree silhouette double chain necklace

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NA0195 - wishing for spring necklaceNA0194 - lovetree necklaceNA0196 - 'the ice is melting' necklace

 

{ ballistic about dogs } March 7, 2009

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Recently, I went to watch 2 movies about dogs, ‘Marley & Me’ and ‘Hotel About Dogs’. Happy! It’s simply delightful to look at their kind eyes and often hilarious ways.

 

Every pup has its character right? But all loyal, instinctive and protective of their masters and families. Even though I end up crying at most of these dog movies, I can’t help adding to the repertoire. Here’s a sample:

 

  1. 10 Promises to My Dog
  2. Eight Below
  3. Snow Dogs
  4. Benji
  5. Lassie
  6. Quill
  7. All About Dogs
  8. Must Love Dogs
  9. Hearty Paws
  10. 101 Dalmatians
  11. Beethoven series
  12. Homeward Bound series
  13. Marley & Me
  14. Hotel For Dogs

 

I wish I could have a dog! And because I don’t (more like, can’t) have one, I’m still glad for the times that I can spend with my friends’ doggies. Even went to the length of ‘adopting’ my friend’s pup, Speed, and showering him with treats and clothes to protect his tummy (skin sensitivity, poor boy!)

 

Always imagine living in the country with lots of room for my pup to roam. Very much like the scene in ‘Marley & Me’ when John Grogans sat with the aging Marley, watching the sun set over a field of golden wheat. Sweet!

 

Inspired by these fluffy animals, one of God’s many blessings to mankind…

 

NA0182 - 'It's good to be home' necklaceNA0181 - 'This hydrant is mine!' necklace

PA0005 - pup on scooter pouchPA0006 - 'I'm your sailor dog' pouch

NA0183 - canine instincts necklaceNA0133 - doggie & bone! necklace

NA0179 - my trusty pal necklace

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NA0180 - king of the house necklace

 

{ japanese vintage creatures } January 23, 2009

 

I know…it has been slightly more than a month since my last upload. I’ve been indulging myself – thinking, feeling and enjoying more of life and God’s many blessings, and not letting it pass me by without the admiration and appreciation they deserve. The new year breeds new thoughts, new inspirations, and definitely more beautiful pieces. I’m sure all of you will forgive my indulgences. 😛 I’m very excited about the offerings this coming year!

 

Doesn’t it feel great, to be able to sit with a friend and reminisce about the good ‘ole days of childhood when we could satisfy our playfulness with simple wooden blocks or Lego?

 

These animals wooden blocks are simply too adorable to sit on the shelf, unappreciated and without the joy of basking in happy sunlight and curious, envious eyes. By ‘remodeling’ these Japanese vintage wooden blocks, we bring you necklaces with cute creature pendants that are sure to brighten your days. Each piece tells a story. One-of-a-kind, there will not be another!

 

Pick your favorite now and let’s return to simpler days…

 

 

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{ travel lite } November 12, 2008

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I’m longing for a holiday! The heart yearns for foreign lands, people of different culture and the little beauties that lie hidden in quaint corners. Stumbling upon an unexpected treasure off the beaten track is always so rewarding. This simple surprise brings a smile and brighten life, making life’s journey so much more exciting.

 

A list of travel essentials can be very long but these are some of my absolute picks – my suitcase (of course!), a camera to snap away at beautiful things, and a journal for jotting down thoughts, feelings & notes. Take flight with these handmade necklaces and witness inspiration abound!

 

NA0165 - 'Welcome to Sesame Street!' necklace

NA0170 - 'My private plane goes putt, putt...' necklace

NA0168 - ‘Merry meter, speedy beetle!’

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NA0143 - 'Eager Tourist...NOT!' necklaceNA0162 - 'Unlock your bright sparks!' necklaceNA0059 - 'What's your school of thought?' necklace

 

 
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