Monday, January 26, 2015

Birthday Gift: Jade and Rose Quartz Bangles

One of the few things I wanted to buy as a souvenir in our China trip last year was a jade bangle. But when we arrived in the marketplace, I was mesmerized how abundant the accessories were in color green, the problem was, I can’t identify which ones were real which ones were fake. In the end, I went home without anything made of jade.

On my birthday, hubby made my wish come true, by getting me a jade bangle. Yep! A jade bangle that I chose myself. Hehehe


Actually, I ordered it from my supplier in Manila to get a big discount and hubby will be the one to pay it. Sayang ang discount lol!

And not only a jade bangle, I also got a rose quartz bangle! Yippeee!


Do you know that these precious stones actually have meanings?

Accordingly, Jade is a distinctive stone that promotes wisdom and  peace. A gemstone of stability and healing that relieves anxiety, lighten moods brought about by fear. It calms the nervous system, cleanses the blood and helpful for the kidneys spiritually. It blocks away negative energy or negative influences that may affect the wearer of the stone and attracts friendship and good luck. Jades is said to uphold courage, justice and love. Jade has a lot of colors, green ones are said to be special to people born under the astrological signs of Pisces, Gemini, Scorpio and Aquarius.

I am an Aquarian, probably the reason why I really want it.

Rose quartz on the other hand is called the “Love Stone”, a stone for all kinds of love, like romantic, family, self-love, platonic and unconditional love. It has the strong and high energy to enhance love in any situation. Because of this characteristic, rose quartz are usually used for love spells and charms to attract love. It is also used to heal traumas and emotional wounds in crystal healing spiritually.  


Wow! I never have known that these stones have special meaning and healing properties, until today. Glad I made the right choice and chose Jade and Rose quartz as my new accessories. J

Thank you dearest husband J for the birthday gift and for your unending love to me and our children. Love you so much!

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Cute Crochet Pouch

My sister-in-law (SIL) is also a certified crochet buff. She also did a number of crochet stuffs for personal use only and prefers working with crochet mercerized cotton thread. Three weeks ago, she gave me one of her handmade craft. A crochet pouch of cute color combination of brown, golden yellow and orange. A cute combination that I surely choose among others.



Ate Aydz probably have known what the pouch she gave me is for, because my Samsung Note 3 really fits it well.

See…



The pouch is my smartphone’s companion from now on, after I took out the flip cover that I bought right after I got the phone from Globe. I’m am using a jelly protector for a change.

Thanks ate Aydz for this cute crochet pouch. J

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Swarovski Handmade Bangle Bracelet & Earring Set for Ninang Malou

2014 was definitely a good year for us when it comes to our small sideline, the jewelry handcrafting. Especially the last month of the year wherein we had orders coming in from friends and returning clients. Hubby already learned the craft an in actively helping me (after several push).

This year, 2015, because we are a team now, we promise to continue making our products to the best of quality, made from the patience and the love of the craft.   

We started the year with a few pieces made for our Godmother. She wanted the same bangle I did last year, but of different colors. But instead of the doing the usually color arrangement, I made her a multicolored arranged in diagonal stripes.


This is actually my first time to make it in this set-up. Imagine the fulfillment I felt, when I finished the bangle by past midnight. It was incredibly awesome! The result was really, really great at least for me. Especially after I paired it with a set of hoop earrings.


The next day, hubby delivered it to her. I texted her beforehand and is anxiously waiting for her feedback. And indeed she loved it! Everything I did for her the previous night, she so so loved.

Thank you so much Ma’am Ninang! I am positive that  you’ll like the bangle and earring set, but I have worries that these two will not pass your taste. But I was wrong, you did like them too. Yippee!
  




The pieces above are handmade using authentic Swarovski crystal beads and 14k gold filled wires. I used thicker wires to ensure quality. If you love them too, don’t hesitate to drop me a line. 

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Handmade Swarovski Bracelet JCB-38 Made Waves in December

Blessings are indeed pouring this month. Aside from the regular orders that I sent out to my sister-in-law I got a few orders that came in from friends and colleagues. And in spite of the very busy month I’m really overjoyed because I was able to finish most of them. Except those that still needed additional materials, where I have to postpone until early next month.


I made this design way back 3 years ago I think, and have done only a few so far because it seems like not a very saleable item. Until last month, I made one for myself in white and aquamarine Swarovski crystals intended for the my colleagues wedding day. I posted the collage photos on my Instagram account (yep! I made an Instagram solely for my crafts) and linked to my personal FB account, I started receiving orders from my friends. 

The first order came from a former officemate Hazel from Bukidnon, I did the same color for her.


Later, two more orders came in from our Ninang Malou (our wedding sponsor), but the Swarovski crystals that I have used for this bracelet were already out, and I don’t have plans to order materials from my supplier until next month. Instead, I offered another color combination, she agreed and the results were really pretty and she loved them.


A sweet combination of aquamarine, light amethyst, citrine and peridot crystals. 


An elegant combination of black diamond (gray), white and indicolite (greenish) crystals.


And last but not the least, another bracelet was sent out to Ate Zarah mother of my son’s classmate. Also a sweet combination of light rose, light amethyst and aquamarine Swarovski crystals for her.


The above bracelets were made using authentic Swarovski crystals (I do trust my supplier for that claim) and 14k gold-filled wires and components and of course made with quality and passion.


To my dear friends, thank you so much for patronizing my products.  Merry Christmas!

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Monday, December 8, 2014

My First Handmade Swarovski Jewelry Set

Aside from the orders that came in weeks back, which were already sent to my sister in law last Friday, and will be sending the next batch within the week, I was up for a bigger project. Hubby did the rest of the remaining orders (since he already knows how to), while I was busy brainstorming of the project that my high school-college friend asked me to do for her.

A Handmade Swarovski  Jewelry Set, my first ever jewelry set that includes a full beaded necklace, bracelet and a pair of dangling earrings. 

It took me a while to finish the set, because I was short with the materials needed, I had to contact my supplier before actually starting. At the same time, confident because the target date is still on the 15th of December, I still have ample time. On Thursday night, I started making the necklace first, because of the excitement that I can finally make one. (Yes!Necklaces are once in blue moon order because of the cost involved).  My only time to make jewelries is at night after putting my two kids to sleep and at the same time doing the Alexabloghop. By Friday midnight, the necklace is done! Whew! Loving the feeling of the first accomplishment!

Sunday night, I was up for the earrings and bracelet set and also finished both before midnight. Last night, my tasked was to do the pictorial. After several takes, I finally got the right setting of the camera. So without further ado, here’s the my first ever set of Handmade Jewelry Set;




The set uses 10mm Round (light siam), 6mm Round (light siam), 8mm Helix (golden shadow) and 6mm Bicone (golden shadow) authentic Swarovski crystal beads, 14k gold-filled wires, earring studs, and lobster lock.  According to my supplier, lobster lock are the only ones remaining that are 14k gold-filled, the spring lock that I used before were already gone and the supplies coming is are of low plated quality. I have no choice but to adjust and take the more expensive lobster lock.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Getting Ready for the Christmas Orders + A Golden Leaf Pendant

The materials are all here and I am in a panicked mode to finish all the orders before the 7th of December. We are trying to produce small items that are affordable that our clients can give as Christmas gifts to their family and friends.




Good thing I already have a pair of helping hands in the person of my husband who is already doing well in jewelry making. In fact, he does the bracelets while I do the earrings because according to him, bracelets are easier to make than earrings. That is why I have no choice but to do the earrings which includes the hooks and loops, etc. myself. Nevertheless, I’m still thankful that he is already helping me in this endeavor. 


As always, every Christmas I received something form Ms. K my supplier. If last year it was one of her bracelet creations, this time she gave me a 24k gold-filled leaf pendant and accordingly it is a “leaf for wealth”. 



I’m not really a fan of big pendants, but last Friday I really did wear it. After all Friday is a wash day we can wear anything as long as it’s decent. See, it looks so lovely, right?


Thanks Ms. K for this lovely gift!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Getting Back to Handmade Jewelries

My first half or November was hectic. Aside from my tasks as a corporate slave, I was a very busy mother bee preparing my bee-girl’s 1st birthday party, and active mother race driver preparing the hotwheels inspired birthday celebration for our little boy after. Hah! This is the prize of having the kids born in the same month. Though the past days were very demanding, still I was one happy mom for being able to pull-up all the activities for the kids in just a small amount of time. And that I have to congratulate myself! Clap clap! And the DIYs I did, were very commendable right? Anyway, let’s cut the bragging, I’m directing your attention back to what this blog is originally all about, “my handmade jewelries creation”.



A day after our first born’s 4th birthday, I was already holding the pliers and made these sets of bracelet and earrings, pre-order items for my officemate (sapphire) and for my neighbor (white crystals). 


If you are a regular reader of this blog, you have seen these items a number of times already. Yep! These two are among our very saleable items. I already made them many times (my husband can already make the bracelet as well), in different colors, in different combinations. And will probably continue to make them in the near future, I hope so! And we’re ready to make  more of them, especially now that my husband is already doing his best to help me out.

Others may find our items expensive but our satisfied clients are willing to shell out extra amount just to get our items, because accordingly, ours are quality made.

Our jewelries are made of authentic Swarovski crystals and joined together using 14k gold-filled wires. The wire used are of thicker diameter to ensure durability.

If you want the same items, just drop me a line.


Have a Nice Day!

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