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{ alice in wonderland ~ part I } March 1, 2010

Inspired by the fantastical world created by Lewis Carroll in his lovely tale, ‘Alice In Wonderland’, this series of necklaces, earrings and bracelets will transport you to that whimsical dreamscape, where all the characters are so out-of-the-world amusing. I can’t wait to watch Tim Burton’s rendition of this tale, and of course, Johnny Depp’s portrayal as the Mad Hatter. I’m so looking forward to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party scene. The trailer is enough to get me super excited! It’s so dark, mysterious, imaginative, quirky and colorful!

Alice In Wonderland bracelets will be uploaded in the next week’s post. For a preview, join pling’s fanpage!

Collaborating with an American artist that I’ve come to adore, I present to you pling’s latest collection, a tribute to the bizarre tale of a girl, her dream world, and the curious characters she met in that unusual dreamscape.

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{ winter wonderland } November 29, 2009

A dash of gold in a blanket of silvery sheen reminds me of twinkling Christmas lights in a snowy city. Sadly, our summery island has no snowflakes teasing our faces as we saunter down the streets, buying gifts for our loved ones and meeting long-time friends for that warm cuppa tea and coffee. But movies kept that image alive within me and one day, I hope to spend Christmas in a place where there is snow. And for all you lovelies out there in the falling snow, keep warm and take care. I sure hope it’s not so wintry that it hurts.

 

These creations mix gold and silver color, and the results can be pretty amazing. Some allow you to jumble girlish charm with boyish chic, spruce up that midnight party glamor with simple allure, or even return to the simplicity of everyday life, noticing things that you have not. What’s life without taking a moment to appreciate life’s little wonders and small gestures of kindness, right?

 

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{ when i was a little girl… } June 2, 2009

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Inspired by the ribbons and bows that were in my dresses when I was a little girl, and paying tribute to my late daddy who used to tie my hair for me (yes, it was my daddy who loved to braid my hair for school), these pieces bring me back to my childhood days of so much fun and reverie.

 

And carousels…who doesn’t love them? Boys and girls alike, we all like these merry-go-rounds. And living in apartments with playgrounds, we kids couldn’t wait to head downstairs for some crazy climbing, digging and chasing around those modest carousels. They still hold a special place in my heart and I rejoice whenever I catch a glimpse of them in old estates. Not those modern synthetics one. They don’t make them like that anymore. The ones that we occasionally see at those big fairs and in overseas countries just ooze with romantic connotations – bright, glittering, and fairytale like.

 

New products! I love to wear flats and those ballet flats from Cotton On are my casual shoes. Sometimes, I just feel like dressing them up and thus, this idea! Even though I categorize them as shoe clips, they can be used as a brooch, a hair clip, or a multi-clip to adorn a plain top. Add some razzle-dazzle and something ordinary is transformed instantly! Let me know how you would like to use them and I’ll customize accordingly. Limited pieces and I sell them in pairs. Shoes not included, of course. 🙂

 

NA0177 - majestic colorful carousel necklaceAA0004 - noir beaded ribbon multi-clip

AA0005 - pretty in pink beaded multi-clip

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NA0185 - carousel romance necklaceNA0206 - my romantic lil princess necklace

 

{ keyed up about the medieval times } May 19, 2009

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Castles always held an attraction for me. Those locked doors, hidden corridors that magically led from 1 room to another. Chambers that throbbed with stories of their own. I’ve always wanted to visit a castle to explore its narrow stairwells and broad courtyards, listening to whispers of its past life.

 

I was looking forward to Castle Sant’Angelo, which is right outside the Vatican City, across the Tiber from Rome. Sadly, the doors were closed on that fateful day when I arrived due to an annual meeting. Yes, castles have annual meetings. And yes, this is the one featured in the movie, ‘Angels & Demons’ (which all the more spurred this entry after watching the movie over the weekend).

 

All I managed to snap pictures of, was the beautiful bridge that leads to this medieval castle and fortress. The other picture has one of my favorite stone angels in the foreground (there were many lining the whole stretch of the bridge! So I had to choose one.). Sharing these inspirations…

 

Castle Sant'AngeloStone Angel Sculpture along the bridge leading to Castle Sant'Angelo

 

To unlock those heavy doors are similarly ornate keys. These key necklaces mimic those from the medieval times, when ironwork was intricate and blacksmiths worked hard with their tools and wrought iron to cast castles with that flavor so rarely seen in present times. And of course, who can forget crowns right?

 

EA0144 - unlock my heart earrings

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NA0220 - king of my heart necklaceNA0186 - a silver ornate key necklaceNA0219 - medieval crown and key necklace

 

{ keys of inspiration ~ part I } May 5, 2009

 

Antiqued keys conjure romantic notions of a time past, of a place where treasures were safely locked from plain view in immovable chests or dainty jewel boxes. They never fail to inspire me to dream of the place where it might have been, transporting me to a period that I always find in the classics.

 

Imagining drawers that have yet been discovered, old chests that were not opened for ages, antiqued keys are like guardians to these memories or secrets. Safely tucked away, these containers lie in wait for the holder of the key to reveal their treasures within, treasures that were held so dear to the heart.

 

Stamped with singular words of “Journey”, “Heart” or “Memory” (short, concise and poignant), these keys of inspirations hope to interpret your feelings of the moment, the life at present or a past experience much cherished.

 

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NA0209 - 'i heart paris' necklaceNA0213 - queen of the journey necklaceNA0208 - memory keeper necklace

 

 

 
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