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{ lovely as a tree } October 22, 2009


First of all, apologies for this late upload and for ‘disappearing’ for a while. Been back since last week, a little jet-lagged and my mum has taken ill. But she’s alright now (Praise to the Lord! And thanks for all your prayers! I feel very blessed.), feisty as ever. I’m finding some time amidst shuttling between home and hospital to get pling ready. I’m excited about my new pieces, especially after my trip and the tons of inspiration I got from it.


First up, trees. I continued to be inspired by them. Gardens as well. I’ve seen the most beautiful garden in my life. I think our summery island has none to compare. But still, we have plenty of trees. Sharing 2 of my pictures with you (I had a real hard time picking them out of my thousands of pictures)…


neverending boulevard of trees at the Versailles gardenTrees of all shades at Jardin du Luxembourg


I can’t agree with Wilson Flagg more when he said that all that is cheerful and delightful in our memories will always be associated with trees or against the background of trees. Sharing another quotation that I like. I hope you will find the quote and these pieces as delightful as I did creating them.

The trees are God’s great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world His thoughts serene.

~ Leonora Speyer



{ take a bow… make a statement } September 9, 2009


No eyes will be able to avert their attention from these eye-catching necklaces that make a statement. Some combine the delicateness of a ribbon with funky chic, while another uses the appeal of vintage gold. The limited edition piece, featuring a mammoth ornate crystal glass, Swarovski pearls and star-studded clasp, is sure to excite ‘oohhs’ and ‘ahhs’.


My pieces are also getting bigger, as the season goes into Fall. With the exception of the 1st vintage piece, the rest are bigger. For my lovelies out there, who prefer something funky to go with their long T ensemble. 🙂 After speaking to many of you, I’ll start on bracelets soon. Look out for them~!


As I continue my obsession with bows (other obsessions include doves, trees, ancient keys and words plates etc.), I discover that ribbons or bows can take many faces, give different feel and suit varied personalities. A little bit of this or a little bit of that would change the look and feel of a piece. Ribbon-themed shoe clips (or brooch) can be found here.


NA0235 - vintage rosy ribbon necklaceNA0221 - noir nora necklace

NA0236 - shining star necklace



{ fly away } August 20, 2009


That day, I was looking at the birds at Bishan Park during the bazaar, while ogling at the dogs that were passing by, totally distracted by the birds, children and people all round, and probably shouting in their minds ‘BIRD!’. (Those who have watched the animation ‘Up!’ would know what I mean.)


In fact, I’m not much of a bird person. The ones that plaque the trees along Orchard Road really frighten me with their excited chirps in the evening. Probably I feel that their droppings might befall on my head anytime. But, I do think our little feathered friends have interesting shapes and such adorable body lines that really inspired this range of handmade necklaces and earrings. Some of those canaries, doves, and egrets that I’ve seen in bird parks, aviaries, nature reserves and as pets, are so endearing with their round eyes and bright songs.


Sometimes, I thought how wonderful it would be to take flight. Flying away to someplace beautiful, whenever your heart calls for it, or just hovering in the skies, taking in the view below among fluffy clouds, would be simply wonderful. If only I have wings…


NA0228 - flying over fields of blossoms necklaceNA0226 - pearly bird necklace

EA0159 - flying over snowy fields earringsEA0158 - soaring over emerald seas earrings



{ 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.


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 to get the rates.



{ forever noir } July 15, 2009


Black is never out of style. And I’m so sure that many of you out there will vouch for this hue that spells classic beauty, sensational style with a hint of mystery and sensuality. It can go from downtown cool to uptown repertoire, from laid-back chick to show-stopping style. I love black’s dichotomy of austerity and ductility. Colors, even black, can be fun!


NA0198 - let there be flowers necklace


EA0086 - black stone marquis studsNA0022 - rings of swirls necklaceSA0020 - gleaming blacks 3-piece setEA0085 - jet set, jet black earrings


{ keys of inspiration ~ part II } July 8, 2009


These modern keys are given a twist from the past. Engraved with “Life”, “Dreams”, “Love” or “Secret”, they tell stories of secret yearnings, quiet admiration, or fantasies of another world. Like opening up doors that are closed, keys have always symbolized, at least for me, fresh opportunities and chances that are blessings from above and where beyond those doors, lies treasures that are most dear to heart – family, friendship and love.


If you love these key necklaces, check out { keys of inspiration ~ Part I }


NA0224 - love*3 necklace


NA0218 - secret diary necklaceNA0222 - life~love~peace necklace


{ 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


EA0089 - purple-pink grapefruit trapeze earrings


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