It's been 3 weeks since I joined Pinkoi Market 品品市集・台北聖誕站 in Taiwan, and it is one of the best experiences I have!
Let me start from a night before the main event. We're honored to visit Pinkoi HQ and met many new friends, local and overseas artists and brands. We briefly introduced ourselves and our products, and played games prepared by Pinkoi team. It was a very interesting moment especially for overseas artists like me, getting to know each other and jump into the mood since most of us were just arrived Taipei.
Next day, I arrived pretty early to Huashan Creative Park 華山文創園區 where this 2-days event took place to set up the booth. The hall was decked with crafty decors and Christmas-y banners since it's a Xmas edition market. Over 120+ booths neatly spread in rows. Moreover, there were also live paintings and variety of workshops.
Look at everyone's preparing their best before the gate opened for public! XD
And here comes the most interesting part.. The crowd was massive! Long queue surrounding the hall had begun before the market started. Even though it was raining the whole day on both days, but seriously, the queue never ends, and needless to say that the crowd inside the hall was crazy. Really glad to see everyone supporting handmade artists!
Below is the conversation I had with Wendy, Studio Cewemic from Hong Kong who makes cute ceramic decoration products. Her booth was at the first front row, while mine was far at the back. It proves how amazing Pinkoi Market is! ^^
We're preparing our best, going to Taiwan to participate in two international-scale handmade markets in Taipei! So excited to meet friendly Taiwan citizen over the next two weeks!
1. Pinkoi Market 品品市集
Date: 18 - 19 November 2017
Venue: 華山1914文化創意產業園區 (東二四連棟) / Huashan Creative Park (East Area)
Address: No.1, Bade Road Sec.1, Zhong Zhen Dist., Taipei City
2. Pop Up Asia
Date: 23 - 26 November 2017
Venue: 松山文創園區 三、四號倉庫 / Songshan Cultural Creative Park, Warehouse 3 & 4
Address: 1/223, Guangfu South Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City
During 4 days in Pop Up Asia, I will be doing one-hour workshops as well:
11/23 - Making necklace with your own selection of natural stone and charm
11/24 - Making bracelet with your own selection of natural stone and charm
11/25 - Making necklace with your own selection of natural stone and charm
11/26 - Making bracelet with your own selection of natural stone and charm
Time: 12:00 - 13:00, Table E
This workshop suitable for beginners. I will guide all the process of designing and making to match your favorite final piece.
In this diary I'm going to write a quick recap of my Seoul trip in autumn 2017 for my personal record, but of course, you are very welcome to read through and enjoy every pic of them!
Seoul Fashion Week
It was a bright Saturday and also the last day of 18S/S Seoul Fashion Week, which is held two times a year in DDP. The venue was packed with people, Korean, foreigners and visitors, always crowded, but it's interesting to feel the vibe and see all well-dressed fashionistas gathered, and photographers hunted for perfect model shots. 📸 This was my third times visiting Seoul Fashion Week and never get bored to see what's new in the world of fashion.
Not far from Seoul, Lucia and I went to Paju 파주 by bus and it only takes about 40 minutes. Paju Book City is a cultural complex entirely devoted to the creation, publication, merchandising and sales of Korean books. See how amazing with the number of books they have!
After that, we went to Heyri Art Valley 헤이리 예술마을. Korean artists of various field of work such as writers, painters, actors, architects and musicians constructed the cultural town of Heyri. Within this community, there are residences, workrooms, art galleries and museums. Paju is also a popular filming location for a number of K-dramas, music videos and movies. In fact, there was a drama shooting going on in a coffee shop when we were strolling around the village.
White Table Art Fair
Our friend, Mr. Jang Hyeong Sun 장형순 just released a new book "Arus on the Hill" 언덕위의아루스. He is a paper model artist with numerous years of experience. I see a child with full of great imagination inside Mr. Jang that allows him to create the strong character of Arus. During 10 days, he exhibits his works in a pop up show - White Table Art Fair, along with other beautiful creations of Korean artists.
Other artist's works that caught my eyes are the photo gallery showcased by Mr. Kim Dae Nam 김대남, a Korean photographer whom 6 years ago came to Yogyakarta and took over 100+ pictures of "Pos Kamling". He said: "There is no such post in Korea, it is something different yet interesting". He even filed up the history and origin of Pos Kamling. At the other day, we visited his gallery in Bang Bae, and when I listened to his story about his trip to Indonesia, I know he loves Indonesia people and our culture.
Ilsan Lake Park
Autumn in Ilsan Lake Park 일산호수공원 is really amazing! 🍁🌾🍂 It was a super windy day when I arrived in the late afternoon. There is a small size Rose Garden as part of the park (big size is in Million Rose Blossom Garden in Bucheon), so I took the advantage of these beautiful roses and did a mini collection shot for these new druzy necklaces. Love how the colors match each other!
Stone 303 Studio
Was just intended to visit and take a look at friend's studio in Gangnam area, Choi In-ho 최인호 from Stone 303 who is a professional scene & stage photographer, ended up I have some new prof pics to choose now haha! 😆 I surely had a great time in your studio!
I think autumn is the best time to travel to South Korea. The above slideshow explains it all!
Together with my artist friends Ahn Yun-hye 안윤혜 & Yun Sang-ji 윤상지, we went for a one full day healing tour to Damyang 담양. We booked a bus tour departed from Seoul and took us nearly 4 hours to Damyang. Here are the 3 major tourist sites that we visited, plus that yummy Tteokgalbi lunch! ㅋㅋ
1. Metasequoia Forest 메타세콰이어 숲 길
2. Bamboo Forest 죽녹원
3. Gangcheonsan County Park 순창 강천산
Seriously incredible to see the trees and leaves in autumn color hue! 🌳🍂🍁
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?
ASEAN PLUS THREE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS FORUM
"Enhanced Roles of Young and Women Entrepreneurs in East Asia Economic Community"
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 23-25 August 2017
SOKHA Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence
It was truly an honor for us to be invited to participate in this APT Young Entrepreneurs Forum at Phnom Penh. The 2 days forum which started with opening ceremony by Mr. Rommel Gerodias (representative from the Philippines) - President of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council / Sauber Professionals Inc., Ms. Kyoung A Eun (representative from Korea) - President of Korea Entrepreneurship; CeraArtCo., Ltd., H.E. Reach Ra (representative from Cambodia) - Under-Secretary of State; Ministry of Commerce, and opening remarks by H.E. Dr. Sok Siphana - Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia.
The sessions divided into 4 parts:
1. Overview of ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation: Trade and Economic Challenges and Opportunities after the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015
2. Roles of Young and Women in SMEs Development, Exports and Innovation in East Asia
3. Mobilizing Resources to Support Young and Women in SMEs Development in East Asia
4. Enhanced Roles of Young and Women Entrepreneurs in East Asia Economic Community
Allow me to introduce the 8 participants of successful young entrepreneurs from Indonesia:
There is always, always something to be thankful for..
4-days of 핸드메이드코리아 Handmade Korea Summer 2017 which took place in COEX Hall C - Seoul, S.Korea; 20-23 July 2017 has finally come to an end. This year we're collaborating together with my artist friends: Yeung Draw and Miss Times from Hong Kong, and Roomism from Singapore, which makes our booth name: "IDxHKxSG" (stands for Indonesia x Hong Kong x Singapore).
A year ago, I joined HMK together with Meet Lucia (read this diary), and was very happy to experience that bonding between the locals and overseas artists. Without any doubt, this year I decided to once again take part in this event and it was beyond fantastic! This time, HMK expanded its categories, not only handmade classification which includes drawing, sculpture, illustration, calligraphy, DIY experience class, quilt and sewing; but also goes further to living interior, fashion and beauty, food town and book art. Yes, the hall is BIG and super crowded with people. I witnessed the long queue in front of the hall before the gate was open to public!
Other than four of us, there are many other overseas artists participated as well: HamiiG Hong Kong artists with Mike Ha as the leader, Astha, Yukari and DaYeon who support Women for Women Nepal, Olfac3 Malaysia's signature perfumery house, talented visual artist Cristjen Lai and Chai Diam Ma who runs an artspace+cafe in Malaysia, Yoko Saito who draws Antenna Diary from Japan, Turk Kultur Merezi from Turkey displaying unique handmade Turkish dishes whose booth was just next to us, C Plus Culture from Taiwan who brought the spirit of Pop Up Asia, my good friend 최루시아 Lucia Choi whose booth was just right behind us and that she took care all of the overseas artists (thank you so much!). Last but not least, and for the first time, there were 24 Indonesian artists in Indonesia Pavilion brought by Deka Event.
Also, I met the most famous Korean fashion designer, 이상봉 Mr. Lie Sang Bong for the second time! Two years ago, I greeted him when I had exhibition in Indonesia Fashion Week 2015. He still remembers me when I showed him the picture. 😄 It was nice meeting you again!
We had a great night with other overseas artists after the end of the third day! We shared our backgrounds and experiences, we talked about our countries, and undoubtedly, we're trying to help each other to find a way reaching our dreams. 🌟🌟🌟
Thanks for the delicious dinner, beer and wine, and of course, this precious opportunity that you arranged for us, Ms. Kim Urah 대표님. We really appreciate it! 🤗 감사합니다~
I feel a deep sense of gratitude for meeting my old friends who came over, and of course, appreciate every moment of having the chance in making new connections and friends.
We are from different countries in the world but we all have dreams and share the same smiles. :)
Until next time... IDxHKxSG
I'm busy working on some custom designs lately! So happy and appreciate to my regular customers who put trust on me, asked me to design without restrictions, hence allowed me to freely choose the complimentary charms, stones and crystals that match with each theme. Eventually, they turn out to be pretty pieces! Genuine conversations always make things easier to find through one's preferences.
Thank you! ❤️#tcdhappyfriends 😊
After spending one week at Melbourne, my next destination is Sydney for another week!
The weather in Sydney is apparently much warmer than Melbourne 🌞. On my first day, of course, went to the famous Sydney Opera House overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge, and fresh Royal Botanic Garden which located just beside the Opera House. I brought some of my jewelry pieces with me that day, was intended to take nice outdoor pictures with leafy garden background, but sadly it was raining and I forgot to bring my umbrella! Aaaa....☔️
On the other side of Circular Quay, there is The Rocks market, another must-visit place if you're in town! Besides cafes and food stalls, there you'll find passionate people selling things such as dresses and bags designed by the stallholder, one-off jewelry, original artworks and prints in a cool, relaxed environment.
The Blue Mountains is densely populated by oil bearing Eucalyptus trees. The atmosphere is filled with finely dispersed droplets of oil, which, in combination with dust particles and water vapour, scatter short-wave length rays of light which are predominantly blue in color. I booked a tour to Blue Mountain, but actually, it's not difficult to get here by yourself (via public transportation). There are hop on and off buses which take you to several tourist spots in Blue Mountains area without hassle. Once there, you should take the Scenic Skyway, Scenicsender and the Steepest Railway to see the breathtaking views of Katoomba mountain villages and the famous Three Sisters Rocks. Such a fresh mountain air!
Hunter Valley Wine Tasting
First, I'm not a drinker, but I was so curious for this wine-tasting tour and before I knew it, I booked this super memorable tour. We traveled down to Hunter Valley about 2 hours drive from Sydney CBD. It is one of Australia's best wine regions (another one is Yarra Valley in Melbourne), known for its internationally acclaimed Semillon, family-owned wineries, innovative young winemakers, delicious restaurants and fresh produce. We visited 3 different boutique wineries and tasted over 20 wine varieties.. Semillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Verdelho (read: red wine, white wine, sparkling wine and sweet wine 😆). OK I almost drunk! 🍸🍾😵
The Finders Keepers Sydney
Besides Markit in Melbourne, this is the second handmade market I visited in Australia.
The Finders Keepers is a design market that features the works of independent makers from across Australia, with new sellers being showcased at each event. Every time I scrolled their posts on Instagram, I always thought how nice would it be if I can go and check out myself, and now I did it!
The Finders Keepers is more of a festival than a market. The event combines design, art, good food, live music and a fun community spirit under one awesome roof. Each stalls with their amazing product presentations are well-prepared and so professional which inspired me even more!
Bondi Beach & Art Gallery
These are the last two stops in Sydney before going back to Jakarta: Bondi Beach - Australia's most famous beach, and Art Gallery NSW - one of the most popular art museums in Australia, featuring modern and contemporary works.
And that concludes my 2-weeks beautiful journey to Australia. I'm so pleased and full of joy to feel the atmosphere of Melbourne and Sydney. Australian people are so so friendly and always greet each other with smiles 😊. Other than that, I also made new friends from Thailand, Vietnam, India, France, Malaysia and Singapore during the tours. I cherish every moment I travel to new places I've never visited before, as I can learn new things, gain fresh insight and refresh my mind. The experience is priceless!
Above all, thank you for reading! I really appreciate it! 😊
P.S. If you're planning a vacation to Australia, why don't you check out this comprehensive guide: 100 Best Things to Do in Australia by Your RV Lifestyle.
I'm writing this diary as my personal record for my 2-weeks solo trip to Australia early this month. If you're my Instagram follower, you'd probably scrolled through some of my posts on those days.
I had a VERY exciting moments in Melbourne and Sydney. I stayed (love Airbnb!) and ate locals, went to two local artisan handmade markets, joined sightseeing tours to suburbs areas, and of course, be friends with koalas and kangaroos.. 😆
Great Ocean Road
I booked a 1-day-tour to Great Ocean Road to see these breathtaking panoramic coastal views! Our tour guide was very friendly and informative, he stopped many times along the way and let us enjoyed some famous spots to take pictures. We traveled down to the Great Ocean Road, passed along Victoria's southwest coast, long golden beach, Lorne and Apollo Bay, Cape Otway Lighthouse, eucalyptus trees rainforest, Loch Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles in one day! I definitely recommend this road tour especially if you're attached with beach and ocean. 🌊🌊🌊
Churchill & Phillip Island
It's another day-tour I took and it was a perfect day! Depart from Melbourne city in the morning, we first visited Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for a hands-on wildlife experience. I cuddled the superstar koala (named Blue Gum) and hand-fed the kangaroos! It's just not enough time for me to enjoy all of this exciting wildlife experience, as we need to depart to another destination - Churchill Island before visiting the Koala Conservation Centre. As dusk falls, we enjoyed the main highlight event at Summerland Beach. Witnessed the little penguin parade as they return home from a day of fishing at sea, waddling their way up the sands to their burrows on Phillip Island. We're not allowed to take any pictures of these penguins, but I swear, they are SUPER CUTE! 🐧🐧🐧
Australia's handmade market - Markit is a one-day shopping extravaganza held twice a year in The Atrium and Deakin Edge theatre at Federation Square. It was such a coincidence that they're holding their 8th year event when I was in Melbourne. I was thrilled to see the work of over 80 Australian designer stalls including ceramicists, jewellers, fashion designers, illustrators, and more while sampling some of Melbourne's best food and coffee from the new BakeSale pop-up cafe. Plus, the location is perfectly right at the city center where we can walk along Yarra River after visiting the market.
Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
I got a free ticket to Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck 88 from the tour I booked to Great Ocean Road and Churchill Phillip Islands. So here I came to say hello with the fiiiishess, tooooadss, seaaaahorsess, staaaarfishess, tuuuurtless, jellyyyyfishess, peeeenguinss... 🐠🐟🐸🐢🐧
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines
As a gemstone jewelry designer, how can I miss to visit authentic Opal (the national gemstone of Australia) store, right? Lightning Ridge Opal Mines is a great place to buy Opals and learn about them. They have a wildlife section with snakes, spiders, blue tongue lizards, and other unique species the miners encountered. They also show you how to cut and polish Opals and teach about the different types of Opals you can buy and what to look for when buying. It's a family owned and operated business with great staff and service. Nick, the owner is very friendly! After an hour wandering around the store selecting some pieces, and before I left, I asked if it is okay to take a picture together with him. He was so pleased and so did I! 📸
P.S. It was like taking picture with a superstar, because Nick has been featured numerous time in newspapers and magazines, appeared on the TV shows, and published his first book "What You Think is What You Get!".
Sovereign Hill Ballarat
I must say this is my most favorite place in Melbourne! The Sovereign Hill at Ballarat.
It is where Australia’s history comes to life! Just like stepping back in time, from the hustle and bustle of Main Street where costumed ladies and gents parade their new-found wealth, to the excitement of the Red Hill Gully Diggings where you can pan for real gold and it’s yours to keep! There are many other activities at Sovereign Hill to enjoy: the spectacular $100,000 gold pour, venture underground on a fully-guided gold mine tour or catch a horse-drawn coach and tour the town. See steam-driven machinery in action and chat with candle-makers and confectioners as they ply their trades. All the beautiful old architectures and locals dressed in clothing from the era of 1850s. I spent 4+ hours to experience all the activities around! Seriously, I LOVE Sovereign Hill!! 😍
And NEXT, let's go to Sydney... ✈️
I 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! =)
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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:
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 and welcome!