Positively lift your spirit and be inspired! Do not let your dreams always be dreams...
Up! "Adventure is out there"
I'm pleased to present my first wall art painting inspired from timeless inspirational Pixar movie "Up". Started from several weeks ago, pouring my new idea into a blank board of 75x50 cm with 100 pcs of semi precious druzy crystal stones reflecting the famous thousands of balloon scene. This is a mix media art of acrylic color as the background, metallic silver flakes as embellishment, colorful druzy crystal stones from Indonesia as the balloons, and computer modeled resin base 3d printed house.
Really honored to be a part of 열두달 12DAL - ‘쉬는 날‘ [Day Off] music video recording last month at Seoul.
It was a fun day and interesting experience styling the artists, selecting necklace/bracelet that matches well with their outfits!
나율 Nayul & 예림 Yerim - A female vocal duo 열두달 12DAL (which means 'Twelve Months') released their first single album ‘일초하루’ [A Second] last August 8th, has returned with their new song, ’쉬는 날’ [Day Off]. Through their attractive voices, they show their delicate emotions whereby at the moment of their debut, they ranked No.1 on the internet hit list. It’s been a month and now they're coming back with their second single album, which is also a song that Nayul, one of the members, wrote herself.
The song ‘Day Off’ shows soulful and delicate R&B with simple piano sound. With their beautiful soothing voices, they portray the time when you're awake early in the morning, realize that you don’t have to wake up right away because it’s your day off, and so you can lay in bed the whole day. A relaxing song for busy people to find their inner peace.
I received their promotion album and they're both very humble to sign for me~ 😍
Please support them! 열두달 12DAL - 나율 Nayul & 예림 Yerim
▶ Official Site - cafe.daum.net/12DAL
▶ Youtube - www.youtube.com/channel/UCqulD2RnWGC6b5rSmrp0mvQ
▶ V LIVE - channels.vlive.tv/D0B5CF
▶ Instagram - www.instagram.com/12dal.xxent
▶ Facebook - www.facebook.com/12DAL
▶ Twitter - www.twitter.com/12DAL_twt
I've been building up special portfolio for a while now and this post is about the compilation of showstopping statements that I just finished designing, and also custom pieces for dedicated customers crafted to match their preferences. The first slideshow below are some extraordinary pieces that I'm going to showcase in Handmade Korea Summer Fair 2018. Each of them have their special meanings and stories. Enjoy viewing!
Next below are unusual striking necklaces and sets specifically designed to customers who highly appreciate my works! They're crafted from one-of-a-kind druzy crystal stones, raw stones, gem beads, Swarovski crystals and cute charms to create charming stories on each piece.
Not only necklaces and bracelets, I expanded the brand categories and designed these beautiful bagcharms that are uniquely one-of-a-kind! And yes of course, they're made from variety of gemstones, crystals, and other distinctive attributes. I'm sure you'll get a lot of compliments when attaching one of this pretty to your bag!
If you'd like to have me design something like these statement pieces, why don't you contact me and let's discuss about it! I'm excited to design something to match your need!
For fashion stylists, designers, or media that need a special curated portfolio, please don't hesitate to drop me an email and let me know your purpose. I am more than happy to say hi and send you the pdf version.
Thank you so much for peeking this post! If you have a moment, please leave your comment below of which pieces catch your eyes the most. Simply hover the mouse to any pictures to check out each titles.
We'd love to see some snaps of you with our jewelry
We hope you'll post them on Instagram, tag @treecraftdiary with hashtag #StyleWithGems
We oftentimes share it on our own feed :)
P.S. Can't wait to see how you'd style them with!
Every the end of the year, I always look forward to Pantone to release their official color for the upcoming year. (Here is the post introducing our creations inspired from Color of the Year 2017). Now let's take a peek at Pantone Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet
A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.
Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own. Source: Pantone
Cosmic Sky Bracelet is designed with Charoite tumbled stones in enigmatic blue-based purple hue that evokes the inventive spirit and imaginative thinking. The infinite symbol and dimensional star charm are connected to mimic the exploration of greater galaxy. Bracelet is in stainless steel fancy box chain with lobster clasp closure.
P.S. Charoite is the “Stone of Transformation”. Use it to transform negative emotions such as anger and fear into positive feelings. As part of the transformation process it allows release of those negative emotions. It is also a stone of inspiration, bringing enhanced creativity, spiritual growth, and showing new possibilities even in old situations.
We only have several pieces left! Grab it fast to collect this Pantone inspired jewelry collection made of real gemstones.
How did I get this idea you ask? Well.. there was one day when things did not go according to plan and I was disappointed, a friend of mine shed a light and gave me this fascinating concept idea..
[ Blackcellence ] - A cool jewelry collection that utilizes black color gemstones combine with warm color shade crystals. Lately, I keep receiving feedback and high demand for men accessories. So I thought this collection would be perfect to generate new designs that would appeal to both men and women. After all, you can't go wrong in wearing black. And hey, black is a lifestyle! 😎
Let me introduce the black stones that involve in this series. There are: Lava, Onyx, black Agate, Tektite, Hematite, Cat's Eye; in conjunction of daring red hue: Coral and Strawberry Quartz, gentle pink: Rose Quartz and Pink Opal, and mild yellow: Citrine and Yellow Fluorite. Other incorporate crystals such as: Smoky Quartz, Tiger's Eye, Moonstone, and Shell.
Black gemstones symbolize self control and resilience. They have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility.
Other than that, as part of Blackcellence, I also launch new combination bracelet designs that merge with genuine leather strap. Nice eh? 🤗 They are absolutely perfect for your everyday wear, and I believe you'll never run out of style!
I AM LIMITED EDITION. ARE YOU?
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.
Welcome to unlock these special codes:
🎁 Buy 1 pcs to get 10% OFF, with code: HAPPY
🎁 Buy 2 pcs to get 20% OFF (total orders), with code: BRIGHT
🎁 Buy 3 and more pcs to get 25% OFF (total orders), with code: SHINE
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,
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.
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.
Christmas is just around the corner! How exciting! =D
This year, I'd like to encourage you to GIVE A GIFT to special women in your life, to show how much you appreciate them! They could be your Mom, Sister, Best Friend, Colleague, Employee or even your Boss! #BeASanta
And so I've curated this XMAS SPECIAL GIFT GUIDE for you as reference:
To make your shopping experience even more exciting, I've prepared limited stocks of special handmade keychain FOR FREE when you purchase any 2 or more items! These keychains are made of combination of free-form genuine leather (provided by Tzaba – my lovely friend from Taiwan who does handmade leather craft products), Ruby Zoisite, star-shaped Opalite, red Coral, tassel and Christmas-related charm.
That is my gift for you ^^ *valid only for December purchase, or until free gift stocks last
Start your Christmas shopping now! 🎁🎁🎁
Need help in searching for a gift?
Browse more items or don't hesitate to drop me an email and I'll help you in any way I can!
LAST ORDER DATES FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS 2016 TO ARRIVE IN TIME:
- For the US, Canada, EU, Middle East countries: November 21st / EMS Fast Shipping: December 16th
- For Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand: December 9th / EMS Fast Shipping: December 19th
- For Indonesia: December 19th / Post Express: December 21st
P.S. I offer FREE gift wrapping service for you who want to purchase as gifts. Upon checking out, under "Note to Seller", please indicate that your purchased is for GIFT, clearly state recipient address and you may leave your personal message in the provided box. I’ll take care your message, gift wrapping and send the item directly to the gift recipients.
P.P.S. Special thanks to my Hong Kong friend – YeungDraw 啊羊繪記, who provided me with the above cute Santa Sheep illustration! ;)
Hello! I'll be out of town (off to Taiwan) for two weeks.
Order that is placed between November 8th-23rd, will be shipped THE LATEST on November 24th, 2016 (as I bring along some selected items and won't be able to ship them until I come back).
But don’t worry! You can still place your order as usual, and I'll let you know if it can be shipped within 1-3 days or to be delayed. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for questions! I will respond to you asap. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!
If you have anything that you'd like to purchase, please place your order before Tuesday so that I can prepare the shipment soon. Thank you!
P.S. Stalk my Instagram for my daily update in Taiwan! I'm going to visit several fashion and craft fairs and will post anything fun I found there. ^^
And oh, before I forgot, here's the list of last order dates for CHRISTMAS GIFTS 2016 to arrive in time:
- November 21st (for the US, Canada, EU and Middle East countries)
- December 9th (for Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand)
- December 19th (for Indonesia)
Start your Christmas shopping soon! The earlier the better! 😉
Introducing my first Citrine collection [ Novetrine ] - the alternate birthstone of November (primary birthstone: Topaz), and also the accepted birthstone for the 13th and 17th wedding anniversary.
10 FUN FACTS ABOUT NOVEMBER'S STONE - CITRINE:
1. Citrine is a transparent variety of quartz, the second most abundant mineral in the Earth.
2. Citrine is associated with the values of hope, strength, cheerfulness, youth, health, and fidelity. It has been believed to promote creativity, helps personal clarity and eliminates self-destructive tendencies.
3. The name 'citrine' comes from an old French word "citrin," meaning lemon. As one of the more rare forms of quartz, this gemstone ranges in color from the palest yellow to a dark amber.
4. The Romans were thought to be the first to wear the yellow quartz, crafting it into highly polished but unfaceted cuts of stone known as cabochon.
5. Citrine became more popular during the Romantic Period which was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century.
6. According to Chinese legends, Citrine is the "Stone of Success," and it should be given to generous people only. Citrine jewelry was deeply appreciated by ancient Chinese emperors for their ability to increase intellectual capabilities and broaden the mind. Today, Citrine is used by modern Chinese students to help them succeed on exams. Many Chinese professors and teachers also use it when lecturing. Citrine is widely used in China during gem stone healing sessions to produce feelings and emotions and thoughts of abundance.
7. Citrine, like all forms of quartz, was believed during the European Early Modern Period to have magical powers and was worn as a talisman against evil thoughts and snake venom.
8. Most Citrine is mined in Brazil. Small quantities of Citrine are found in Russia, Colorado, Madagascar, Bolivia, Burma (Myanmar), Canada, Sri Lanka, Spain, and the United States.
9. Citrine is attributed with two divine deities: Demeter, the Greek goddess of harvest who is associated with productivity and Sekhmet, the Egyptian goddess of war who is associated with power.
10. Citrine has a Mohs Scale Hardness of 7, meaning it is not easily scratched and is durable enough to avoid scratching and chipping during daily wear.
the above sources are taken from Long's Jewelers Blog
And then... a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you who was born in November! 🎂🎁🎉
“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art” - Oscar Wilde
I'd like to share some druzy statement pieces that I recently made and absolutely LOVE!
I call it: "WEARABLE ART"
In the picture above are long type necklaces crafted from combination of sparkling druzy stones, Swarovski crystals, stone beads and lovely charms.
I named them: (from left to right) Tropical Undercover - Promenade - Ocean Park.
These are custom made jewelry for a happy customer who always loves the story I created in every pieces. I've designed many of similar pieces, but these three are my favorite! ❤️
Do check hashtag #tcd_DruzyFestive on Instagram for my other druzy collection.
I would also recommend these big Agate slice long necklaces which grab attention to the wearer! They're one-of-a-kind, with stone thickness around 4-6 mm.
I've listed them available to be purchased (unless sold) in these individual links: (from left to right) Pacific Cerulea - Blossom Cerise - Oceantale.
So out of these 6 statement items, which one is your most favorite piece?
Thank you very much to the journalist - Annisa Margrit for your great written article about Tree Craft Diary! I'm so thrilled and honored to be featured on Indonesia local newspaper - Bisnis Indonesia, Entrepreneurship section last Sunday, 18th September 2016.
Furthermore, I'm beyond happy to reveal my latest collection I am Music in the article as well! :D
"Music is my life and my life is music" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
[ I am Music ] - Special collection dedicated to the musicians and music lovers, inspired by Das Musical Mozart! 뮤지컬 모차르트! (read my previous post about "Idea from Mozart").
If you're in my mailing list or follow my Instagram, you know that two weeks ago, in the time of ideation and designing, I gathered a list of music quotes and asked my fellow friends and followers to take part in generating more of them. Thanks to all of you who have provided me with your ideas! =D
There is something noteworthy in the design process of this collection, where most of the pieces are interpreted based on specific quotes. In every product page, you will find the quote I inspired by.
Other than that, as I mentioned earlier that the idea is reflected from Mozart - a prolific artist, Austrian composer in the classical period, thus, the color scheme of this collection is more to retro vintage tones: reddish orange, brown, bronze, antique, yellow, gold, gray and black. Stones and crystals being used such as: Carnelian, Citrine, Labradorite, Whisky Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Agate, Crystal, Tourmaline, Onyx, etc. which then embellished with variety of music instrument charms. 🎹 🎷 🎺 🎸 🎻
I hope you like this collection! Because music is the voice of the soul... 🎼
P.S. Special thanks to my friend - Kent @inkssasin who helped me with this remarkable watercolor painting of a G clef note. It is exactly what I hoped for! ❤️
[ Miss Pearl ] Handcrafted jewelry collection that features natural freshwater Baroque Pearl and Abalone Shell. If you've been following Tree Craft Diary from about a year ago, you might noticed that I released the first Miss Pearl collection back then (and thank you for sticking with me! ;D). This year, I thought it would be fun to release the second version of Miss Pearl, since I got many new Baroque Pearls and Abalone Shells that are too unique not to share!
The picture below shows five single Baroque Pearl pendant necklace that is embellished with Swarovski crystals on top. They're simple yet elegant, they make a great gift for the woman you love, and the most important - each of them is one-of-a-kind, so you're getting a really special piece!
Which one is your most favorite?
PEARL is the “Stone of Sincerity”. Although formed from an oyster, it signifies purity, faith and spiritual guidance. Pearls enhance loyalty and bring sincerity. It relieves digestive conditions, increases fertility and ease childbirth.
while in the making process...
✨ WE ARE TURNING 4 THIS MONTH ✨
Yeaayy!! Happy Birthday! *clap clap*
Can't believe it's been 4 years since I started Tree Craft Diary in 2012! Of course, you're most welcome to read our journey and mission here.
This year, rather than fancy events, I'd like to celebrate our 4th birthday by inviting you giving to a good cause. Starts from April 15th until the end of the month, I decided to donate 20% of your online purchase with Tree Craft Diary to a non-profit organization: Jewelers For Children. JFC was founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need.
While every month I do donate a little percentage from our revenue, but this time, as jewelry lovers, let us together donate for charity, to support as many children in need as possible. Giving is great! :D
I'm happy to release my first [ Marmarine ] collection! "March + Aquamarine"
The name Aquamarine is derived from the Latin term ‘aqua marina’ which means the “water of the seas”. It was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea.
Aquamarine is the traditional birthstone of people born in March, an optional birthstone for October and of Scorpions i.e. people born from 23rd of October to 21st of November.
It is also considered the 19th anniversary gemstone.
Myths surrounding this gemstone indicate that the first Aquamarines were found in treasure chests believed to be owned by mermaids. Some stories even claim that these blue stones originated from mermaids’ tales. This is the reason why they were considered a good luck charm for sailors and would protect them from seasickness and aid them in reaching their destination safely.
It is said that the stone evokes the calmness, audacity and relaxation of the sea, this is why it is also known as the ‘Stone of Courage’. The wearer of this gemstone experiences enhanced mental strength that are helpful in reducing anxiety and can even help them in overcoming the fear of public speaking.
The gorgeous gemstone is known to speed up the intellectual way of thinking and augments the responsive abilities. It helps the wearer in the learning process, not only about the world but also about the inner self. Also known as the stone of natural justice, it is also known to promote tolerance among people who tend to be more judgmental towards others. As a result, believers often carry or wear aquamarines when they go out to resolve any complaint issues like going to a parent teacher meeting at their child’s school or when talking to a superior at work place.
Read more about Aquamarine gemstone at Jewel of the Nile blog.
SPECIAL TREATS FOR YOU
Enjoy 15% OFF all Aquamarine jewelry on the first week of March (03/01-03/07).
Use coupon code: MARMARINE upon checking out. Valid for local and international orders.
For Indonesians, contact me via Line: treecraftdiary to place your order in IDR.
As I'm heading out of town, all orders placed between February 29th - March 9th, will be shipped on March 10th, 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to email me. I'll respond to you asap!
Sorry for the delay and thank you for understanding! :D
Hello and welcome!