Mar 19, 2012

Scrabble Tile Pendants + Magnet

As mentioned in my previous post, here are the scrabble tiles which I just learnt to make! :) 

Handmade Scrabble Tiles
Oh just to add, these simple, yet beautiful tiles were made into pendants and/or magnet. 
Here! Have a look :)

Scrabble tile pendants with added words of inspiration - Faith, Joy, Hope :)

With the scrabble tile bail (the hook on it), I tried to attach itt with different chains - necklace chain, phone strap or even keychain for multi-uses. *haha* 
Oh ya, not forgetting the magnet too! :)

Scrabble tile pendants and magnets (*click the photo to enlarge)
The process of making these scrabble tile pendants are rather easy! Just that the time to get all materials is not as easy... It took me quite some time to get all that I need :3. The materials for scrabble tile pendants, thankfully I'm still able to get them  in Singapore :) Whereas, the glass tiles which I'm using to make earrings and pendants too, aren't available (correct me if I'm wrong :). So, alternatively, I got them imported. *phew* :)

Stay tune for the Scrabble Tile Tutorial in my next post....!
Oh, and the earrings and pendants which I made from glass tiles too! :)

God bless,

Mar 5, 2012

Buzz...Where's my honey???

Here are the some miniature Honey Bee Cupcakes! Though they were not a whole miniature ''cake'' that I mentioned in my previous post, yet, looking at these cute little buzzing creatures I thought that it could be a good idea to start making them first! :D
Having more spare time now, I tend to drop by the library more frequently and browse books on baking (if I didn't mntion before, I do like to bake! *haha*). Recently I got to learn more about the techniques of using ready-to-roll icing (sugar) to sculpt beautiful flowers and to decorate cakes that makes you 'wow!' at the finished product! 
One of the books that I like is the 'Planet Cake' by Paris Cutler'. This book shows extremely gorgeous cupcakes (edible) mainly from (RTR) icing. :)

I was so fascinated with their cakes- wonderfully designed and made! However since currently I am not able to bake at home (no baking oven :X) , I decided to make a down-scale replica of the cupcakes from air dry clay *hee* :D 

Here are the honey bees, busy buzzing looking for some honey! Do you have any?? :)
Mini Honey Bee Cupcakes: ''Spot me among the giants...!''

For a closer look: Mini Honey Bee Cupcake
However being the first time making miniature bee cupcakes from clay, I was not very satisfied with the final product. I had some difficulty rolling the clay manually with a rolling pin to a standard thickness. Moreover, the eyes were so small than usual that I tend to mix the black and white colour together, which resulted in grey colour pair of eyes. *haha* 
Hence I prepared the second batch to try again til I get them in better colour and 'shape'! :)
Second Batch: 'Bare' Mini Honey Bee Cupcakes
To add on, for the past weeks, I'd made some Heart Macarons rhodium earrings of different colours and sizes - Sunshine Yellow & Zesty Green. They are now available in my online shop! :)
Dessert Earrings: Sunshine Yellow
Dessert Earrings: Zesty Green
Have a great week ahead! :)

Showing up soon: Scrabble Tiles Pendant :)

Feb 14, 2012

My First Online Shop is OPEN! :)

Hello People! 

This week is indeed a good start for me! Yesterday I was so happy when I found that I actually won a gift through a gift-away contest (MyMemories - a Scrapbook Software) hosted by Stephanie from PetitPlat. :) 
It was my first time joining this type of contest online and so I was surprised and overjoyed to see my name on the list as the gift-away winner! *haha* Thanks Stephanie! 

Leaving that aside, if you could remember, I mentioned something about my opening my first online shop this week! :) Yes! Today, Valentine's Day, I joyfully announce that the Maison de la Miniature online shop at Etsy is now OPEN! =D

Oh, I also realised that my Etsy account was created last year Nov but *haha* only got it ready just today... Well, at least it's still open, isn't it? *hee* 
I gladly welcome you to stop by my little online shop! and if you do have feedback, please feel free to inform me! :)

Did I mention before that I like Swarovski crystal alot? I enjoy twirling the bright, fresh colouring Swarovski crystals on my hand and see them sparkling so brilliantly! So for most of my jewelry creations, you will probably see Swarovski crystals in it *hee*:)
This is my lastest necklace creation that I designed with Swarovski Crystal Helios Pendant. This exquisite pendant shimmers in lovely pastel sparkles with every movement due to its iridescent coating on the back of it. It's now available in my online shop! :)

Twinkle Necklace:  Featuring a dazzling Swarovski Crystal Helios Pendant.
With iridescent coating, the crystal reflects light in lovely pastel sparkles.

So glad that I've cleared some of my 'to-do list'. And now it's time to get back to making more miniatures! Umm... this time I shall challenge myself to making miniature cakes! I've never sculpt this before *haha* Hopefully the result will be desirable...! :)

Stay tune...! :)

Have a sweet and lovely Valentine's Day with your loved ones! :)


Feb 8, 2012

Setting Up My First Online Shop :)

Dear readers,

Valentine's Day is just near the corner! :) Are you busy baking cookies or making gifts for your loved ones? haha... Well, other than making macarons, I've been setting up my online shop on Etsy since last week, and is still progressing... :) Being my first online shop, I've to do some read up; the set-up procedure, terms and conditions,etc., take ''visible'' miniature photos. Given my photography skills, my pictures either turn out under/over exposed or can't get the focus right. So I've to take a little more time to get pictures which are along the 'OK' quality, *haha*.

Many ideas on miniature designs are in my mind...! but as I hope to finish setting up my online shop by this week, handcrafting has to be put on hold first. :X

By the way, I've added a Page in Facebook! You may want to take some time to have a looK. :)

Blessed week to you ahead! :)
P.S: Come back soon for new miniature creations! :)

Feb 1, 2012

Indulge in Macarons this Valentine!

Macarons, macarons and macarons...! I've been making down-sized macarons (not round, but heart shape) for Valentine's day since it's near the corner :)
However being the first time making miniature macarons, I actually took many days to make them; doing experiments with different clays, getting the correct colour tone before they became desirable :X

Here it is, an overview of the many macarons laying around; the colorful macarons on the top left were the first and second batches, followed by the third batch of macarons (pink and purple color) on the bottom right, which were more desirable, waiting to be filled with buttercream... :) 
Overview of heart-shape macarons to be filled with buttercream
Close-up view of the 'passed' macarons

After some degree of  'quality checks', these were the failed macarons with undesirable texture and tone of color... Haven't thought of what to do about them but the effect of putting them together like this,
Overview of the 'failed' macarons
Close-up view of the 'failed' macarons
has put on a smile on my face :) I like the combination which gave a rainbow color effect! *Hee*

At different angles, the macarons filled with buttercream look like that:
Pink and purple macarons (front view)
Pink and purple macarons (top view)
Pink and purple macarons (side view)
I also decorated a mini box to put these lovely macarons in it!
Self-decorated transparent box for macarons
Self-decorated transparent box for macarons (front view)
Last but not least... In the world of miniatures, I think crafted items will be better if it's useful! Hence I've transformed the heart-shape macarons to something wearable - earrings! :)
Dessert earrings: A pair of sweet macaron earrings
Dessert earrings: A pair of sweet macaron earrings (front view)
Well this isn't all... *haha* I'm making more macarons of different colors and flavours! 
Hope you like what I've made so far! :)

Bon appétit!

Jan 11, 2012

My first attempt to Paper Quilling Art :)

During one of my random visits to the library, a book which was about Paper Quilling caught my attention :) I was fascinated by the idea of using paper folding technique to create decorative designs! So I decided to make my first attempt to this type of art on a card specially for my boyfriend =)

Ta da..!! Here is part of the end-product! :) 
Card decorated with quilled paper flowers
Seriously, I'm quite amazed that paper can do such wonders!
Why not try this yourself someday and you will probably be amazed like I do? :)

Have a blessed week ahead! =)