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{ golden ears } July 24, 2009

Filed under: earrings — plingthinks @ 7:31 pm
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These earrings, in varied hues of gold, embody different styles, and for different skin color. If you have fairer skin, go for the bright gold and bring the glow out from your skin. If you have a slight tan, go for the dark gold earrings and look instantly city-chic. If you have a deep tan, both colors work so well. I love the way bright gold exhibits one’s boldness that throws all inhibitions away with that hell-may-care attitude. Dark gold or antiqued gold has that romantic feel of bygone days or that snazzy feel of our fast-paced cities.


EA0155 - in a sea of green dainty earringsEA0087 - amber links of elegance clip-on earrings
EA0097 - moon disc earrings


EA0154 - passion earringsEA0106 - pearls of gold chandelier earringsEA0105 - art deco chandelier earrings


{ peace doves } April 16, 2009


Doves, lovely as they are with their soft feathers, are symbols of peace, love and freedom. In Christian art & poetry, Dove represents the Holy Spirit (John 1:32).


Similarly, they have inspired many artists, designers, composers and film-makers. Using them here in the bijou way of a piece of jewelry, and featuring these this month, I hope they hold special significance to the wearers – be it in the conservation of the dwindling dove species, or the hope for peace (war causes too much harm, both to people and to our ailing Earth). And of course, when we love each other and the Earth, we’ll be a little closer to inner peace.


Sharing some of my favorite quotes on peace and love:


“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power.

Then will our world know the blessings of peace.”

~ William Ewart Gladstone

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

~ Mother Teresa

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.”

~ Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson, “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” 1955

“In the name of peace
They waged the wars
Ain’t they got no shame”

~Nikki Giovanni

EA0146 - mint doves earringsNA0204 - singing to the stars necklace



{ french inspiration } April 13, 2008

Filed under: necklaces — plingthinks @ 12:23 pm
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Old jazz playing in the background, the meandering Seine River in sight, sipping a cuppa alfresco style in a Paris sidewalk cafe in the late afternoon. These are the images that inspired me when crafting these necklaces. Trying to recapture the romanticism of bygone days, lace appliqués that are imported from Japan, are used as the centerpiece, while other elements wrap themselves around to create a flamboyant display that’s so associated with the French’s ardor.


To saunter down this season’s springtime catwalk, you’ll need some frills to mix n’ match – flouncy sheers, lace in tones of white, cream, silver & black, or small floral prints. If lace on a outfit is not your cup of tea, why not consider a handcrafted French-inspired lace necklace to update your look, display an ounce of romantic girlishness that’s one of the key looks this season?


NA0159 - fantasy for trumpeter necklace


NA0156 - gothic princess necklaceNA0157 - idyllic french garden necklace


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