Thanks to The Crystal Tree who provides such complete guide!
I have shared a post before about cleansing crystals with moonlight. Just a few days ago, I found this perfect guide for all types of cleansing method and charging your crystals that you might try!
Thanks to The Crystal Tree who provides such complete guide!
Bagcharm from top: Golden Farmhouse // Moss Bloody Mary // Playground
I'd love to share these stunning creations I've just made few days ago!
It's my first time designing such extraordinary bagcharms / bag accessories, special requested by a lovely customer ^^
The top two pieces are Tiger's Eye and Indian Bloodstone aroma bottle (yes! you can put essential oil inside the bottle and carry it wherever you go), which then adorned with charms, Swarovski, and other stones and crystals. How I LOVE the fun process when crafting this piece! ❤️
And then there is a statement pin brooch with tropical multi-colored druzy stone (which I named as: "Wild World"), and another long type necklace with art-o-wire wrap style druzy stone (titled: "Lightning Beam").
In case you missed my diary post, there is another Wearable Art that I shared last year. Take a look and let me know your thoughts! =)
Celebrating our 5th birthday *super excited*, I'm happy to offer GREAT DEALS for all ready stock items.
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Take this advantage to shop for gifts and for yourself! Pick your favorites from WEBSTORE and apply the code upon checking out. Valid from 28 March - 4 April 2017, midnight 23:59 (GMT+7 / Jakarta Time).
P.S. For Indonesians who wish to purchase in IDR, please don't hesitate to contact and place your order by mentioning the above code via Line: treecraftdiary or Email.
Sending much love and light,
"Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender" - Alice Walker
Thank you Pinkoi for the interview and the recent feature!
CHN ver: https://www.pinkoi.com/magz/9fXGp5GM
ENG ver: https://www.pinkoi.com/magz/ZKQtsQYq
P.S. Pinkoi is the largest handmade marketplace in Taiwan
Tree Craft Diary: 來自印尼的天然石創意首飾 Natural Stone Creative Jewelry from Indonesia
Q: What is the meaning behind Tree Craft Diary?
A: By utilizing one of the earth materials – natural gemstone, Tree Craft Diary emphasizes their natural characteristics, embraces the fusion of fashion and nature, thus, creatively crafts them with unique attributes to create jewelry with a story.
My brand’s style is unique yet fun, one-of-a-kind style. I believe the unusual beauties speak for themselves. I hope my brand can bring joy and happiness, as well as deliver the message inside each product to the wearer.
Q: How is your journey on becoming a designer?
A: In 2008, I gained a Bachelor of Art majoring in industrial design at a design university in Malaysia. Worked as a product designer in Singapore, I let my creative juice kept flowing. Day by day, all the ideas were poured into a diary and eventually, in 2012, I took a step forward to design jewelry accessories for unique seekers who adore the art of nature. A label Tree Craft Diary then was born.
Q: What do you think a good design is?
A: I think design is something that can pleases us, something that can makes us happy. When we adore at specific design, we are being connected with the product, as well as with the designer’s mind.
As a designer, the most interesting about design is we can put a story or message while designing a product. And sometimes, people do understand what the story or the message is, only by looking at the design.
Q: Please share your creative process
A: Like the branches of a lush tree, inspiration never comes to end. I keep evolving and designing various styles of jewelry accessories in contemporary way. I hand-pick each gemstone and hunt for intriguing materials over the world to add fresh sparks to my latest lines.
Q: What is the most interesting facts about gemstones?
A: Gemstones are so fascinating! Their colors, properties, myths, and legends are diverse and enchanting. According to folklore and stories throughout history, many gemstones are thought to offer mystic healing to its wearer. For example of some popular stones:
Q: What would you do if you have no inspiration?
A: When I have no inspiration or stuck, I would just stop doing on that particular thing, refresh my mind and move on to the other task. Surprisingly, every time I took a step back, I can think clearer and gain better resolutions to come back and get it done!
Q: Can you share with us your favorite creation?
A: Angel of Love and Ice Age are two of my favs!
- A sweet-looking “Angel of Love” is crafted from Rose Quartz – the stone of love and angel’s wing charm. Lovely isn’t it?
- While the movie inspired “Ice Age” is made of raw Aquamarine stone with small elephant charm. I love that ice-look stone and the cool-color combination.
Q: Lastly, if you could sum your experience in one sentence to encourage young designers, what would it be?
A: We all learn by doing. Don’t wait until your idea is “perfect” to start it. Trust your gut, take the first step and put it up to the world. You’ll see how it blooms.
Here comes the month of February and Valentine's day! 💗
For the past years, I've always created two separate collections for both themes - Febmethyst that features Amethyst as February birthstone, and another special Valentine's day collection. This year, I'd like to combine these two and make a fusion set which I named as [ Love, Guardian ].
[ Love, Guardian ] - A beautiful collection that features the most well-known healing crystals: purple Amethyst as the official February birthstone, and pink Rose Quartz a.k.a the love stone to celebrate the sweet Valentine's day.
:: AMETHYST ::
Peace - Balance - Serenity - Meditation - Intuition - Self-Awareness
Amethyst crystals are exceptional for providing spiritual protection, inner strength and clarity of mind, making them a classic meditation tool. Meditating with them can help you to become more in tune with our feelings, helping you to get to know yourself on a much deeper level. It also stimulates the Crown Chakra and calms your thoughts, making it a powerful aid in meditation.
:: ROSE QUARTZ ::
Love - Balance - Tranquility - Compassion - Protection - Self-Discipline
A symbol of gentle love and beauty, Rose Quartz speaks directly to the Heart Chakra. It dissolves emotional wounds, fears, resentments and circulates a divine loving energy throughout the entire aura. Reawakening the heart to its own innate love, it provides a deep sense of personal fulfillment and contentment, allowing one of the capacity to truly give and receive love from others.
Both are the best-known crystals for general healing. Rose Quartz works very well in combination with Amethyst, and is capable of soothing the Amethyst’s energies. The benefits that Amethyst is bringing to the spirit, Rose Quartz can deliver to the heart.
Here’s the list of FULL MOON in 2017.
Bookmark these dates and do remember to cleanse your crystals periodically.
Sharing this little tips that I read from Crystal Guidance.
By the word “cleanse” it means an energetic cleansing, not a physical one. When we work with a crystal, it can absorb some of the negative energy and change its vibrational frequency. You want to help them get their energy and vibrational frequency back to its original perfect state.
To do so, put your crystal jewelry, pendants and bracelets that you wear all the time (or new pieces that you just bought) on a tray and leave them outside to cleansing or re-tuning crystals in the moonlight. If you can’t put them outside, you can put them in front of your window where moonlight can come into. The energy is still around us. Bring them inside in the morning.
It’s okay if you can’t put them out on the day of the full moon. The lunar energy is at its strongest for three days. The day before, the day of the full moon, and the day after. You can put them out any of those three days. Check out this link to know the exact dates for full moon calendar.
P.S. Crystals love moonlight!
Learn more about cleansing and re-tuning your crystals with Full Moon energy.
I'm excited to introduce these new items inspired from Pantone Color of the Year 2017: Greenery
Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.
Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront - it is an omnipresent hue around the world. Souce: Pantone
Below two items are made of yellowish-green Peridot stone chips to mimic the Color of the Year 2017. The fresh lime gem is also the official birthstone of August, and the 16th anniversary gemstone. Perhaps one of them will inspire you to add Peridot to your jewelry collection.
P.S. Peridot is the "Stone of Protection and Guidance”. It clears outside negative influences, helps one to understand one's destiny and spiritual purpose. Peridot is a healer's stone, energetically propelling one toward spiritual truth, clarity and well-being. Physically it releases pain and strengthens the metabolism.
I'd like to introduce my good friend, Yaching Lan from Taiwan, who does handmade leather products - under her brand: TzaBa 喳吧. We first known each other three years ago when we participated in a handmade market in Macau, also we've been together to Japan to participate Design Festa in Tokyo last year (blog post here). On my trip to Taiwan last month, I visited her studio in Keelung. I couldn't help but to share this lovely space with you...
Her studio fills with rustic rural ambiance (she loves vintage things!) with all wooden furniture and the smell of genuine leathers. The neat and minimalist interior accompanied by soft music playing, makes the atmosphere even more cozy. It's definitely a small space full of warmness and laughter.
TzaBa utilizes genuine leather to create lifestyle products such as: card holders, bracelets, books, notebooks, keychains, vase decorations, stationery cases, variety of bags and many more creative goods. The main principal behind the brand is to use leftover leathers as the main media, retaining the original look of leathers, without wasting any parts to make the most out of it to craft them into freestyle design products.
Once in a while, TzaBa also holds mini DIY classes for people who would like to make something for themselves. Items to be made could be arranged by Yaching, or based from customer's needs.
One of the most favorite items is the keychain for charity. Made of leftover leather slices, customers are welcome to choose the pieces they like and Yaching will stamp the words they requested. All revenues from these keychains will be donated to charity association in Taiwan. Isn't that great? I'm touched by her sincere intention, thus, ordered some pieces for Christmas gifts to you (check my previous post where I show how I combined with stones and charms, and how to get one for free).
Yaching is the most calm and polite woman I know! If you happen to go to Keelung, you might as well visit her studio and have a chit chat with her!
Address: 臺灣基隆市中正區義一路154號 / No.154, Yi 1st Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Keelung City 202, Taiwan
Open time: Mon-Sat. 13:00-18:00 (by reservation)
Line: tzaba / Ph: +886 921 802 146
TzaBa 喳吧 MISSION:
Hello and welcome!