Friday, December 24, 2010

KitaKita - A Wonderful High End Handcrafted Boutique

Stix Nest Earrings

Orange Spiral Ring

Mysterious Hoops Earrings

Modern Hijau Earrings

Modern Blue Earrings

At the Crafty Bazaar, me and Kat met this wonderful lady, Nori. She offered us to place our jewelry at she and her partners' high end Malaysian handcrafted boutique named KitaKita located in Plaza Damansara. Well, we went there and instantly totally fell in love with the decoration and design of the boutique. We agreed to display (for sale of course) our jewelries for two months as a trial but within a week we had people buying our jewelry until we need to re-stock and i must say that one of the customer is from the Royal family. We're so happy and thanx to Kak Nori and partners for believing in our arts. Showcase are a few pieces that i made for the boutique.

p/s : You can check their website at kitakita.my but then still in progress.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

My First Bezel Setting - Brass, Sterling Silver and Fine Silver with Labradorite


Finally i did it..Yay..But there are flaws here and there that i need to improvise. I do not posses a small cabochon to practice with, so i used this x large Labradorite as the focal stone (i love Labradorite so much !). As it was my first attempt, i used a brass sheets as the back plate as i do not want to sacrifice my silver sheet yet. It turn out that the stone fitted well to the bezel as i did not needed to adjust the bezel wall at all..Huhu..Here are some interesting things that i throughout the process :-

1. I used an old torch that i need to blow the air by pressing the air bellow using my feet while controlling the torch (with flame) with my hand and i must it is so cool to use this traditional torch.
2. I learned how to use the saw and i did not broke the saw blade at all, maybe because i'm using the Knew Concept Saw. I will try the traditional later on to see the difference.
3. I missed to solder some spots between the bezel wall and the brass back plate as i rushed while doing it.

It is fun to learn new skills and i will try to master these (bezel set, saw, filing etc) before going to the next level, that is prong setting.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mix Metal Wire Art Jewelry Nov 2010


Sweet Fantasy Adjustable Ring



Purple Eden Earrings



Mix Sunkist Earrings











Crystallious Hoop Earrings Collection


These are pieces that i made for Bijou and Crafty Market. I made several bold simple design hoops that i named Crystallious Hoops as i adorned them with Crystals (these can be find at beading.my) and my favorite design is the Purple Eden Earrings that was finely crafted from brass, copper and silver with rare cut amethyst rondelles.