Saturday, March 31, 2012
Packaging + Commssion Key Pendant | Go to post ➜
Few quick shots of packaging and things.. I change the way I package things all the time because I want to try out new things. Don't worry, the items will always be well-protected and beautifully packed! :)
I don't usually wrap the gift boxes and label them, but sometimes orders pile up or people order more than one item.. I label them so they don't have to unpack everything to sort it out, in case they're meant as gifts or something.
And lastly, here's a commission I've just wrapped up and sent:
The request was for a key pendant based off my Valkyrie pendant, it was a birthday gift for a lucky girl turning 21. In Chinese tradition you get a key on your 21st birthday. :) I always asked my mum for a car key -coughhintcough- and she would say,
Cannnn, you take my car key. You drive me. -Singlish accent-
Anyway. This piece turned out to be really popular, and made it to the front page on DeviantArt. I'm new enough to this that fame of any sort still excites me, and I'm really grateful for all the comments and favourites, because I wouldn't be anything without all my lovely supporters ♥ You don't even need to buy anything, but I still recognise the ones who take the time to comment on my new pieces, and I appreciate all of you from the bottom of my heart ♥
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Workspace + Steampunk Key Necklaces | Go to post ➜
So I get questions about -studio space- and suchlike, and I never know how to reply because I barely have a desk, let alone a studio. Context: Singaporean house. I'm 19 and I don't even have my own room. Anyway. This is what my table looks like on a normal day...
Yes. This probably explains why I may or may not be flunking school this semester. And yes, that is my keyboard shoved out of the way behind the pile of pliers. So no, I have absolutely no system for organising and storing things. Mostly they end up staying in the bag/box they came in. And accumulating in dangerous piles under the table.
...To make up for that hellish mess of a picture, here are some new steampunk keys I made today :) I had a packet of beautiful blue Swarovskis lying around, and so they ended up with a blue-gold colour scheme and a sort of supernova theme.
I work with music on all the time, mostly fantastically trashy boybands or soaring instrumentals, depending on my mood. Although I listen to really anything, so the songs/lyrics that went into these are:
It's like an explosion everytime I hold you;
I wasn't joking when I told you
You take my breath away;
You're a supernova.
-Space Bound, Eminem
The Keys to the vaults of heaven
May be heavy or lighter than air
We've got to find the keys
The nights have been growing darker
They're darker now than sin
We'll open the vaults of heaven
The treasures are there within
-Vaults of Heaven, Andrew Lloyd Webber
...these are the ones that stuck in my head, anyway.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
New wire-wrapped pendants + packaging | Go to post ➜
Here are some lovely new wire-wrapped pendants I just uploaded to Sodacrush:
I really miss making jewelry! It's difficult to find time with school and all, and I'm actually running myself ragged just keeping up with orders sometimes. I confess it's terribly distracting, and I skip classes to go supply-shopping or compose emails instead of essays in my head at night...
Bad student-ing aside, here's a quick shot of some packaging for two items I sent out yesterday ;)
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