If you have been wondering where I was, the last couple of months have had me engrossed in working on two bespoke pieces, which have now been completed and delivered to satisfied customers.
The first order was a request to capture the essence of the beautiful Caribbean Islands in an elaborate beaded bracelet (first inspired by a lovely lavender Amethyst bracelet in my shop). After many convos, gemstone searches and picture collages later, I am glad that I finally got the "Caribbean feel" right. :)
The second piece was a remake of the Peaches and Cream earrings to match an outfit with an interesting geometric design (see it below). Carnelians, Oregon Sunstones and Padparadscha Sapphires did the trick to create an orangey twist to the design and am I pleased with the result! So is the client, if I may add :)
Have you ever agonised over how to accessorize your neckline? These guides here might be just the help you need!
(Found on Pinterest and source unknown.)
On the other hand, if you have been shopping online and eyeing a certain necklace but are hesitating to buy it because you aren't sure how it would look on you. Here is when a size guide would come in very handy:
Just realised that it has been a long while since I posted anything... if you were wondering where I had been, work has gotten more hectic and it is with amazement how I juggle it with this jewelry pursuit and in the midst of it all, sneaked a trip to Taipei.
Here are some shots that I shared on Instagram. You might feel inspired to do a trip there yourself :)
Up close and personal at the change-of-guards ceremony at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Thermal Valley at the Beitou hot springs - what were we doing at the hot spring in this scorching summer?
The beautiful Yehliu Geo Park - Taipei is not all about shopping and eating after all! ;-)
Enjoying the lovely sunset at Fisherman's Wharf, Tamsui.
Neon lights at the Lover's Bridge (next to Fisherman's Wharf, Tamsui)
Snapped this at the metro station on the way to the Taipei zoo, it's just too cute!
Ambling along the suspension bridge to the Shifen waterfall, which was a disappointment as summer seemed to have dried up the waterfall or most of it.
Looking down through the glass basement of the Crystal Cabin during our cable car ride to Maokong