Designing Jewelry, Jewelry Design, Uncategorized

My First Apprenticeship Program

Part of my goal last year was to form a team of apprentice whom I could teach how about bead jewelry making. I decided that in order for this business to grow, I would need to train people who will create pieces to increase my product inventory. With the colossal task of homeschooling my kids,… Continue reading My First Apprenticeship Program

Designing Jewelry

Why handmade products make great gifts

What constitutes a great gift? Every gift should come from the heart.  But what does make a great gift is one that's unique - something that you won't find anywhere else like que horror, Divisoria (not that I have anything against Divi, I shop there too albeit rarely!). Here's a list of reasons why handmade products rock:… Continue reading Why handmade products make great gifts

Designing Jewelry

Aquatica Necklace

The freedom to combine colors and materials is what's best about art! I made this freestyle necklace by combining shells I picked up years ago from a beach in Mindanao, turquoise gemstone, paper beads, brass wire, mother of pearl, citrine gemstone, vintage metal charms and freshwater pearl. I used brass 1.0 mm hard wire I… Continue reading Aquatica Necklace

Designing Jewelry, Fashion, Jewelry Design

Wire Wrapped Gemstone Necklaces

Wire wrapping is one of my favorite techniques in making jewelry. Two of my friends had recently commissioned me to design and create necklaces and bracelets out of the tumblestones they got from their recent travels. The project was actually for Christmas but since I had no yaya for my kids during the Christmas break… Continue reading Wire Wrapped Gemstone Necklaces

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Interchangeable Dangling Earrings

Introducing my first ever Interchangeable Earrings - Crystal Series. Danglers can be removed and replaced with another pair or mismatch them if you want, it's up to you! Set includes: 1 pair of pink dangler 1 pair of snowflake dangler 1 pair of Swarovski topaz dangler 1 pair stainless steel hoops

Designing Jewelry, Fashion, Jewelry Design, Wearable Art

Earrings Galore Part 2 (Valentine’s Day Series)

I'm on my sick leave day 2 so please pardon me if I've been posting like a maniac. I do like to keep my hands busy because my eyes are really itchy. It's the only way to keep my hands from rubbing them. My doctor told me to relax but my brain is bursting with… Continue reading Earrings Galore Part 2 (Valentine’s Day Series)

Designing Jewelry, Fashion, Jewelry Design, Wearable Art

Charm Bracelets

Let's admit it girls, at one point, we owned at least one charm bracelet.  Charm bracelets have been around for ages.  In fact, in ancient times, charm bracelets were used to ward off devils.  Charm bracelets can be made of anything - bones, wood, shells, glass, gemstone, plastic beads, anything!  This bracelet used to mean… Continue reading Charm Bracelets

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Earrings Galore Part 1

One reason why I'd like to call myself "the fabulous scientist" aside from plain vanity (LOL) is I do love designing and making beaded fashion accessories and yes, there's also science in creating them! When combining elements, a jewelry designer, newbie (like me) or not, has to consider color combinations, symmetry, weight of materials, etc.… Continue reading Earrings Galore Part 1

Designing Jewelry, Fashion

Rikki’s Necklace

                      Creating jewelry for a bride is probably the most difficult one to undertake for newbies in jewelry designing like me.  It's not easy simply because one would need to create something that will match the bride's personality; something elegant that won't compete with the… Continue reading Rikki’s Necklace