Thursday, June 12, 2014

Crystal White + Sapphire Charmed Swarovski Bracelet

After the series of jade bracelets I made less than a month ago, I'm finally back with the crystals. Yep! Yesterday, I did a charmed/dangling bracelet using my first love the Swarovski crystals. 

Per request of my officemate Ma'am Annie, I made her sapphire + crystal white combination bracelet to pair with her old earrings which she asked me to do a makeover which I will be posting as soon as I finish it. As always the components used are of 14/20 gold filled, guaranteed, will not fade nor tarnish as long as you keep it clean and free from dust. 

I already made quite few bracelets and earrings for my officemates and so far the items they got from me are still looking great. Aside from using authentic materials, the wires used to join them together are of thicker diameter, that means they will not easily break. Because I always make it a point that my creations are of quality. 

So if you want any of my creations, I'm just an email away. :-)

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Nail Art: Olive Green + Tropical Lemon Polka Dots

The other night I planned to make some hair bows for my little girl. It was an opportunity because husband was at home and will look after the kids. But upon looking at my nails which were so crooked and ugly with all the dry skin and cuticle I decided to do something about it. Just in time my point fingernail had grown enough for a manicure after the cut it experienced the week before.

Remember the olive green nail polish from Etude House that I have posted before? I used it again because this color really matched my handmade jade bracelet.

I wanted something catchy for this week's manicure so I decided to have an accent nail using the Tropical Lemon of San San from HBC. 

I thought I'll be very much contented with plain colors, but the other side of me was whispering "when was the last time you decorated your nails? Go for nail art now!" Thus, the polka dot nail art was created... the easiest nail art I can think of.

Using the same nail lacquers, I marked my nails with random dots, then sealed it with a fast dry top coat Seche Vite. And look at the result? Quite cool, huh! Summery still!

I asked husband to take some shots of both hands, just to let you see how these nail art looks like on my 10 fingernails.

Overall impact! Neat, clean and WOW! hihihi ☺

P.S. the photos above were taken using my smartphone, the assistive light app is really of great help! ☺

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A Friendship Gift

On Monday morning, I found this pink box on my table with a sweet note from Sandy.

An unexpected gift coming from a young lady engineer who chose not to renew her contract after it expired last Friday. I asked her the reasons why she has to leave when she is already in a company where fresh graduate electrical engineers wanted to be. I did advise her to reconsider because opportunities to be working here only come once, especially to us who graduated from a not so well known school and not to waste it and wait for a while until she'll get a regular post. But she has other reasons why she made the decision and should be respected.

So to you Sandy, good luck and have a safe trip back home or to the place you want to be. I'm glad to be part of your life and in the early part of your career, and it was an honor teaching and guiding you as well. May God guide you and give you what you pray for.

And thank you for giving me this gift, you sure know the other side of me. This set of earrings/jewelry holder will be very useful, especially when photographing my handmade creations.

Again, thank you dear Sandy! ☺

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