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{ 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


{ 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.



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



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