Monday, October 30, 2006
A little pink rose breaks the monotony of whiteness ~
Friday, October 27, 2006
I've only just realised what a full-time job this can be!! Designing and creating the new pieces, packaging them nicely, taking pictures, writing nice stuff abt each of them and sitting at the computer to post them online ~ what a long process! Best bit (for me) is the peace and quiet at home to do my stuff in peace. No hubby to fight with me for the PC or make me do the chores!! I must sound like a kid haha.
I know I've said this a million times but yay!! The paper goodies fr The Paper Princess are finally here! (Have been for quite a while) Need to run some errands in a bit so I'll leave the posting bit till tmr (ah procrastinator is thy name). Meanwhile please feel free to check out her site for the following items which I'll be carrying in the OR store:
Sweet Vintage Home
A Bird Came Down The Walk
Have You Heard
and Tiny Tags!
Prices will be posted in a bit but trust me it'll be superbly affordable for such lovely paper treasures! And as usual, limited quantities = fastest fingers first. For some of you special peeps, you might have already received them with your OR purchases :) Till tmr, tata lovely folks!
Vintage-style brass key and flower heart charms, midnight blue crystal bling and asymmetrical attention on double chains of brass and gold ~
I've embellished the original Sapphire Wings butterfly with rhinestones and made minor 'improvements'. Yummier than ever ~
Drop is abt 7 cm ~
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Perfect for the closet goth rock chick in us ~
Red jasper flat nuggets, czech glass, japanese handmade beads and a pretty swirly sterling clasp finish this aristocratic beauty ~
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
It's been a whirlwind long weekend what with the hubster's birthday and having friends over and going to parties ~ Napped loads to catch up on lost sleep, took the hubby out for dvd shopping on his birthday and a yummy dinner at Ma Maison, this affordable lovely french-inspired Japanese restaurant. Plus to-die-for dessert at the chi-chi PS Cafe on Dempsey Rd! And oh, season 6 of West Wing!
Back to reality, I'm slowly finishing orders FINALLY so thank you gals for being so patient! :)
Saturday, October 21, 2006
A lovely white pearl pendant by Karin is beautifully matched with olive jade ovals, rose quartz, freshwater pearl coin, Japanese peach glass beads, swarovski crystals & finished with a swirly sterling clasp. A little surprise comes in the form of my very first wirework beads just under the rose quartz nugget ~
Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Sterling hooks and swarovski crystals up the bling factor. Drop is abt 3cm ~
On another note, I was quite pleased to see that the Urban section of today's papers featured Pastels and Roses as 2 new trends for Spring! Aha, goes to show again that my trend forecasts are spot on. (yeah right) I think pastels and roses are just generally very Spring-genres and look so happy that I've been using them loads recently :)
I was hoping to do a special collection for Christmas this year but since I'll be away for 2 weeks in December, these ideas will have to be put on hold. So peeps, please note that Oriental Rose will be taking a hiatus from Dec 11 till the end of the year. We'll meet again in 2007! All orders must be shipped by Dec 8 so if you fancy getting some pressies fr OR, it's time to place your orders!
I'll be coming up with crazy lotsa new stuff from now till Dec 8 so please check back often. I apologise in advance if I can't respond to any emails during the period I'm away as I will be in Cambodia on a backpacking cum mission trip. I am really looking forward to this trip with my girly pal Val though part of me hopes married life hasn't softened me so much that I can't rough it out anymore! :p The hubster will be missed loads but he's probably quite pleased to have the guys over and turn our place into a online gaming den. Oh well.
Chat later peeps! ~
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Barely 5 minutes later.....This is truly a case of fastest fingers first!! Ellen it's yours :)
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
We're looking forward to having our friends over tonight for some mexican fajitas and totopos and CHIVAS. Ever since our fave mexican place closed down without a trace, we've not been able to find another substitute restaurant. There really is a dearth of good mexican places in Singapore! Even the next fave diner of ours after the mexican place, this vietnamese cafe closed down without warning so we feel a little displaced since it was at this viet place that we had our 1st date, our celebration after our engagement etc. etc. So mexican-mad Matt has decided to try his hand at cooking mexican himself and so far it's been pretty edible! Heh.
Before hubby rushes me to pop down to our fave breakfast's and shop for groceries, here are 2 new specially-comissioned pieces by a dear friend for her lovely aunts - a funky black & scarlet charm bracelet and a pair of matching earrings for an existing necklace ~
Friday, October 13, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Had a few requests for bag charms as pressies recently so here's another that's been snapped up before its debut appearance heh. Sweet 21 has a silver locket, acrylic teardrop charm, white pearls, this new white lace I bought yesterday which is sooo nice (but pricey), and a double-key-with-heart charm. The feel is simple but clean and sweet ~
Hope the recipient will be touched by her lovely friend's sincere efforts in personalising this bag charm for her gal pal! :)
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Was SGD 33, now at a special SGD 28!
I just bought a whole load of clay roses yesterday so yay! today will be another roses day! :)
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
On the Oriental Rose side, I received another HUGE PACK of kamoe clay beads from Karin yesterday and I'm just dying to work with them. They are so amazingly pretty! Have to resist that urge to hoard everything for myself ~ MUST RESIST MUST RESIST MUST RESIST. Hopefully some of them will see the light of day tmr!
Another piece of good news to look forward to is that I've been liasing with Leslie of Paper Princess for a while now and I'm going to be carrying some of her fab vintage-inspired paper goods!! Parcel's on its way now so won't be long babes, won't be long!
Have to get back to my little sweatshop now, chat later peeps ~
Monday, October 09, 2006
Sunday, October 08, 2006
They will be available at my space @ Pandora's Box soon from this week so don't forget to check them out! :)
Thank you Crystal and Ze Xuan for dropping by to say hi!!! It's so nice to finally put a face to the name (and countless emails haha). Hope you like your new purchases!! I made a few buys myself, mostly gorgeous cool vintage jewellery from this really friendly lady at the stall beside mine who sold lots interesting knick knacks like this old kid's wooden donkey and camel belts!! I got a silver bangle and 2 vintage necklaces which were her old aunties' who most likely inherited them from their mothers. It so happened she was trained in jewellery at LaSelle so we had fun exchanging tips hee. Plus she had the cutest baby girl ever! I'll miss you little Hanna!!
Here are some new pieces I made just before the fair (I've decided to include prices in USD from now on for the convenience of my overseas friends) :