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{ dedicated to love } January 21, 2010


What’s your love story? I bet we all have different ones. And sometimes, many and not just one (I’m not promoting infidelity. So please read on…). Love keeps you warm, keeps you alive, and keeps you hopeful. Thus, you need to love yourself too.


Sometime ago, a friend asked me, “What is love?”. A big question, and a difficult one to answer by little me. I think, generally, love is when you share an important part of yourself with someone. It may only be a part, and not the whole, as we ourselves may not know what our whole is like. With this, I think love takes many forms – Father and child, parent and child, husband and wife, siblings, friends, lovers, work partners, and one-sided admiration. The word is ‘share’, meaning ‘give and receive’, and not ‘taking’ all the time. Give selflessly without contemplating and calculating what you will receive in return. Receive without guilt, without taking it for granted, and with heartfelt gratitude and humility.


This Valentine’s Day, celebrate love. Not just BF-GF love, husband-wife love, but the people whom you love, and who love you.


Dedicated to the many kinds of love…

Loved you yesterday,
Love you still,
Always have, always will.

And thank you for loving me and pling ♥





{ 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


{ Feel loved? Give love } February 8, 2008

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What is love? Many authors, painters, artists and poets have grappled with this question through their art. But words and pictures can only describe the idea of love or the feeling of loving someone and being loved, but never sufficient to define it. There’s no universal, agreed-upon meaning…just that feeling that one will know when one’s blessed enough to encounter it in our worldly existence. Here’s to celebrating love…spiritual love, parental love, friendship, kinship and, of course, romance between 2 people willing and committed to share their lives together.


‘Tis the season to be loving. Share the love and it becomes bigger than sum of two. Sharing one of my favorite poems with all of you…


~ Love’s Trinity ~ by Alfred Austin

Soul, heart, and body, we thus singly name,
Are not in love divisible and distinct,
But each with each inseparably link’d.
One is not honour, and the other shame,
But burn as closely fused as fuel, heat, and flame.

They do not love who give the body and keep
The heart ungiven; nor they who yield the soul,
And guard the body. Love doth give the whole;
Its range being high as heaven, as ocean deep,
Wide as the realms of air or planet’s curving sweep


NA0119 - ‘To you, I belong’ necklaceNA0117 - 'Spin the I love thee?' necklaceNA0116 - 'Amour, my love!' necklaceNA0112 - 'love's in the air' necklaceNA0113 - 'friends apart, hearts together' necklaceNA0114 - 'Yes? No? Maybe?' necklaceNA0118 - ‘I love you more and more…’ necklace


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