sage green bracelet with a choice of charms

Chatting recently with Gallivanta of Silkenn Threades about Sage (the plant) reminded me that this is a very popular shade of green for weddings at the moment.  I had also forgotten that I had made this simple, pretty bracelet in the very same colour but with a metallic feel, to represent the silvery look of a sage leaf.

Sage Green Bracelet for weddings

A Chinese Fan for Asian inspired weddings

The bracelets are available with a choice of charms.

Green Bridesmaids Bracelet

A laser cut dragonfly for a Summer Wedding

And are custom made to fit any size.

Bracelet with turtle for weddings

A Beach Wedding; for younger Bridesmaids

You can order them in any quantity too!

Bridesmaid bracelet with Starfish

For a relaxed Beach Style Wedding

If there’s a particular charm you are looking for, I can also source one for you from my wonderfully stocked charm shop here in Singapore!   Just contact me here or through my Etsy Shop.

Thanks for calling in!

 

japanese kokeshi dolls

my pair of Kokeshi Dolls

my pair of Kokeshi Dolls

Kokeshi Dolls are a traditional limbless wooden doll from Japan and I think they are perfect for standing guard on my craft desk.  I couldn’t resist them when I went into my favourite Japanese Home Store yesterday. I had to stop myself from buying the other colours – it was so hard to choose which two to pick!

 

treasury list : tropical love

Tropical Themed Treasury List

Go Tropical!

Thanks to Amanda Sagarin of Eclectic Nesting for featuring my Lemon Yellow Wooden Earrings here in this romantic tropical vibe list.  You should visit her shop.  It’s a treasure trove of vintage, handmade jewellery and craft supplies – what more could one need?

The bonus part?  My Lemon Earrings have sold today!  Now there are only one pair left in yellow. 

The wooden printed hoops were bought in Sharjah (that’s in the U.A.E.) when I visited a few years ago.  I held onto them, determined to use them as a pendant for a beach style necklace until I realised what excellent earrings they would make!

Now, one pair are on their way to Kentucky!

my turtles got a sun tan

turquoise turtles

They’ve been out in the sun because they have gotten darker!  Well, at least my latest batch of turtles have.  They are much darker and richer than the previous lot.  I love the look of them in this ‘chain’, it reminds me of baby turtles waddling to the sea.

turtles swimming

I got carried away photographing them, it took me back to my childhood, having them in different poses!  Oh well, it’s good to switch off for a while, especially on a Friday.

solitary turtle

Back to adulthood….. I really use these turtles to make simple earrings which compliment my beach themed anklets and bracelets nicely and with a bit of fun.  You can choose to have them made with either silver or gold earring wires.

Oh, and if you didn’t already know it – there’s 30% off all my jewellery for April!

Thank you for indulging my childish musings – Happy Friday!

 

a rose exhibition at Gardens by the Bay

The Flower Dome & Supertrees

The Flower Dome & Supertrees

We managed to catch the recent display ‘War of the Roses’ at Gardens by the Bay.  I have to say it was a little disappointing, with more foliage than flowers, dead heads and browning petals… I felt rather guilty as I had talked it up to my husband and we were expecting a feast for the senses (as promised on the website).  Here are the few snaps I got of the better roses:

At least we still got to see the other awesome plants in the Flower Dome – the palms, succulents, cacti and more!

looking out towards Marina Bay Sands

looking out towards Marina Bay Sands

For more about those Supertrees, please click here.  They are definitely worth seeing, especially at night!  More on that to come…

And don’t forget to take a look at the wooden statues in the adjoining greenhouse, the Cloud Forest.

There’s a Tulip exhibition coming at the end of April but I’ve been put off going because of the lack of flowers at this display.  Isn’t it a shame there were no gardeners around to snip off a few dead heads?  My husband would have been more than willing to wield some secateurs!

shopping trip to Bandung

A few weeks ago I was invited on a short three day trip to Bandung in Indonesia with my hubby with the promise of clothes shopping, massage treatments and eating out – how could I say no?

Bandung Airport

Bandung Airport

Bandung is the capital of West Java and is basically situated on top of a volcanic basin so the climate was somewhat cooler than Singapore, which was a welcome relief after the hot weather we had been experiencing.

Bandung has a lot of textile factories and one of the main reasons visitors go (from Singapore anyway) is to shop at the many Factory Outlets that have opened up there.  You can buy designer and high street goods at a fraction of the cost (which I did)!

Most of the Outlets have a restaurant attached and this particular one (Rumah Mode) had a lovely outdoor eating area with pretty red umbrellas and ponds.

We ate a selection of noodles and satay type dishes and a lovely gingery coffee!  Just what one needs to keep up the energy for shopping! 

This was followed by a trip to the Zen Spa and a 90 minute Javanese full body massage for little more than US$8.00. 

Pretty much the same happened the next day too!  Oh, but with a trip to the local cake shop where there were some frighteningly colourful sponges:

All-in-all it was a great trip, even though we had left the kids at home alone for the first time ever, but everything was still in one piece (including them) when we returned!