Sunday, November 29, 2009
I recently found time to complete this necklace. I had found this beautiful tri-coloured Jadeite pendant that must have been carved by a master artisan given the depth and detail. Lavender clouds, light green on the animal leading to a slight navy blue on the animal's thighs.
I seriously need to get a proper website up and running. Which is difficult as I am lacking appropriate software. Work in progress, hopefully, it will be functional soon. Wish me luck.
Friday, November 27, 2009
A mushroom coral
More consumer traffic on my jewellery business http://sites.google.com/site/preciousbaubles/home
A book on beading techniques
Donation to the World Wildlife Fund http://www.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/singapore/
Peace, love & joy to all!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I have progressed onto small items. The thing about starting out on big projects first is that it allows you to accumulate surplus that you can use for other projects. So now I have started making earrings. Beautiful yellow-green Jade petal with Aventurine beads finished in 14k goldfill.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This is my kind of site: http://www.etsy.com/. No need to travel to Australia or to far off lands to obtain lovingly made couture items =) It showcases all things handmade! I can buy, connect & share with other hobbyists (some are self styled designers). Incredibly proficient at what they do, some are better than professionals. You can buy clothes, accessories, household items and decorations, all the things girls love.
My favourite designer is BellaBeadjeweled. Impressive handiwork and envy-worthy talent (see pic above). Wish I had money to give her a prize. Check out her work: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22819981&ref=sr_gallery_2&&ga_search_query=carnelian&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=price_desc&includes=tags&includes=title
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I have learnt from my many jaunts to American Restaurant chains that "Philadelphia" means coating in a layer of melted cheese. Is this your experience as well? For example Philadelphia Steak Sandwich has a layer of melted cheese in there. Philadelphia Fish & Chips is fish wrapped in a layer of cheese before it is dipped in batter & deep-fried, etc
Friday, November 13, 2009
At a time when the spa I frequent has closed down illegally too. Hope they get the owner Lia Meyrina. She shut down her facebook page when news broke late this week, suspicious right ;)
Anyway, I will be filing a claim next week against them. Looks like it might be a class action suit with over 200 registered claims so far. The government should bar permanent residents and foreigners from setting up shop here. These individuals with no commitment to our country can just close up and go home. Even the landlord & staff were not informed.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The cheaper cousin of il Lido. Deco leaves much to be desired except for the beautiful lamps hanging on the ceiling. The interior decorator must have spent the whole budget on these lamps leaving nothing else for the other furnishings.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Taiwan Porridge is code for Chinese food buffet.
People usually think porridge is a light meal. Something you have when you are not feeling well or not particularly hungry. That is until you step into Taiwan Porridge outlets.
The most popular joint in town to have this meal is at Suntec City Convention Hall area. You can spot it by the winding queues during lunch-time and dinner-time. It serves a variety of roast meats, soups, claypot dishes, cooked dishes and preserved condiments to compliment the humble porridge.
These pictures were taken at Oasis Restaurant (Taiwan Porridge alacarte style) at the heart of Toa Payoh gardens.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Finally caught the Ennio Marchetto one man show at the Victoria Theatre tonight. Tomorrow's the last day. He comes by every year, so I have been meaning to watch it for some time now. The 2nd star of the show are his props, larger than life! Quite funny & entertaining, gotta watch it at least once. Only problem is the location has no food options, what's up with that!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Finally found time to set this unusual pendant properly with gorgeous, vibrant gemstones from Brazil. Lavender & Green Burmese Jadeite is quite a collector's item. The one here is a carving of a peach with animals. Quite happy with the overall end product that looks rich and modern.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
It's translucent texture all rolled up makes it look like pig's intestine. Hence, the name "Zhu Chang Fen".