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{ come fly with me } January 12, 2010

 

A new week starts…and another week to start flying, soaring to the skies, on wings that bring you above the noise and disturbances that can sometimes plague one’s life. Imagine that? Maybe some of you have already broken your new year’s resolutions right in the first week. But a new week has started, so it’s a chance to start again. Spring breeds a rejuvenated world for the birds and butterflies, and every new week brings fresh beginnings for us. Time to fly!

 

Sharing one of my favorite poems with all of you…

 

< New Every Morning >

Every day is a fresh beginning,
Listen my soul to the glad refrain.
And, spite of old sorrows
And older sinning,
Troubles forecasted
And possible pain,
Take heart with the day and begin again.

~ Susan Coolidge

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{ 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

 

{ 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

 

{ play+House } February 25, 2008

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Let’s play house!

 

These precious handmade necklaces conjure images of staying at home and doing things that you love! Some of the necklaces are toys themselves! You can have fun while wearing them out. Show off to your friends and let them have a go at it too! A gleeful attitude is all you need to wear them. So, deck out in your favorite pair of jeans and let them speak for your day! Afterall, what’s life without a little bit of humor and jolly playtime?

 

NA0135 - picnic at the fairgrounds necklace

NA0136 - my little country house necklace

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NA0137 - magic mushroom kaleidoscope necklaceNA0144 - 'Paparazzi 70s!' necklaceNA0148 - 'Fun and games!' necklaceNA0072 - Captain Planet necklaceNA0139 - ‘Coffee and pastries! It’s teatime!’ necklaceNA0132 - retro goggle box necklace

 

{ retro gold } January 25, 2008

 

A splash of vintage gold goes a long way this season, what with yellow, petrol blue & neon being the must-have hues this year. With these statement pieces in retro gold, you can inject a dose of the seventies hell-may-care glamor or take a romantic literal lead into the imagery depicted on the necklace.

 

And because these necklaces are what every cool girl has (at least one!), I’m bringing them back as must-have extras for dressing up your plains, jeans or simply adding an attitude to your color combination. To avoid: dangling earrings when donning these necklaces. (They are eye-catching enough!) Simple studs will do. Now, isn’t that easy? It’s wear and go!

 

NA0083 - princess of the woods necklaceNA0081 - 'i miss the carousel' necklace

NA0079 - 'How much is that birdie in the window?' necklaceNA0082 - little friends of the garden necklace

NA0088 - 'Baby, I'm home!' necklace

 

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NA0089 - watering can of my favorite things necklaceNA0086 - a tree in the heart necklaceNA0087 - quiet nights of quiet stars necklaceNA0078 - 'under the chandelier lies...' necklace

 

 
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