Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Santa Brought Me A Special Gift

Yes, I have been an extremely good girl this year. Santa brought me the long coveted Kodak Duaflex II. Here are my first TTV photographs I took with it. It's so much fun! Thanks Santa!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


One of the most adorable creatures on this earth, butterflies only last for a short time. I do wish they could stay around longer. A butterfly's beauty and uniqueness have long inspire us. Kupu-kupu, Indonesian for butterfly, is my first piece to glorify this wonderful creature.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Expect What????

I love making things... jewelry, bags, crocheting, knitting, painting, drawing, ceramics... anything. You name it, I probably did it at one time or another. Yes, woodworking too. I did that for awhile :) It's all like playing to me. It was fun because I had no expectation of the outcome of my art. Then, a few months after I decided to sell my jewelry this 'expectation' rose. I wanted people to love them and buy them!! The focus became making everybody happy and I stopped creating from joy, the thing that makes creating fun in the first place. Then I went through a phase that I called 'Sucky Phase' and did not make anything because I expected so much out of my art and it scared me. As an artist, I have decided that it was not a way to live or create...and I let the expectation go. Now, I let my art flow and come out as it comes out from my heart. I let it into the world without any expectation...or maybe not as much :)

Click on the photos to go to my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

All The Things I Love

I love working with fiber. I learned to crochet when I was 9 years old and started sewing when I was in middle-school. I used to make bags and hair accessories out of my mother's scrap material. Her scrap bin was my treasure trove :)

I first incorporated my love for fiber in the velvet beads earrings. After experimenting with other materials, I have come back to include more fiber in my collection with this Ameli, a bracelet made out of leather, crocheted cotton cord and recycled glass... completed with an antiqued brass clasp.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Letting go

In art school, they did not teach you anything about letting go. Sometimes as artists, we love our work so much because they are after all our labor of love. Now and then, I find myself hanging on to some of my pieces. I suppose it is life...people, possessions, animals and everything else in your life: you let go when you're ready. Everything moving in and out of your life in its own good time. There is no supposed to. There is no must. Sometimes you realize you're ready, sometimes you don't. Whatever it is is okay.

I kept this bracelet, Indri, in its box for 6 months after it was finished. I have not listed it until now because I love it so and was not ready to let go. But I think I am ready now to share all the love I put in it with the world...and eventually with the owner.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Other things I'm working on

Recently I picked up knitting. I have been working on this scarf for about a year when I'm not working on my jewelry or graphics. It is very soothing to do. Unlike graphics and jewelry, I can do this while watching TV with my hubby. At least I can be productive while vegging out, right...lol. This olive scarf is my venture into adding designs onto my scarves. I have already marked my knitting design book for other patterns I want to try. A little ambitious you think?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Georgia Etsy's 2nd Annual Peachy Deal Sale

Visit these Georgia Etsy Street artists offering fantastic sales between

Sunday, June 20st to Sunday, June 27th!
Search etsy for key word peachydeals

Participating Shops:

Addy B's Cakes
Gourmet, homemade pound cakes in a wide variety of flavors
All cakes 20% off, use coupon code PEACHY. Discount will be refunded via paypal.

Amelia’s Soap Co.
Handmade Soap Products
15% discount throughout shop; Refund through PayPal

Fuzzy Butts t-shirts and folk art paintings of dogs
Free Shipping.

Glass Fusion Jewelry & Plates
All items 20% off

black tulip shop
handmade accessories
Peachy Deals sale section

Handmade Swarovski and wire jewelry
20% off any purchase over $10.00. Discount will be refunded thru Paypal.

Darcey Lane Designs
Custom made Birthday Outfits. Sassy ruffle panty (bloomers)
Custom Children clothes traditional with modern twist.
All purchases 20% off, use coupon code PEACHY. Discount will be refunded via paypal

Daughters Vintage
Repurposed vintage jewelry and accessories with sweet, Southern flair.
10% off everything, use coupon code PEACHY. Discount will be refunded via paypal.

Free Shipping. Peachy Deals Sale Section.

Deuce Goods
Handmade Beanies, Cozies, Bottle Cap Art & Badge Reels
PEACHY DEALS Sale Section 15% Off

Handmade jewelry
Peachy Deals section that is 15% off, price is already marked down.

Freckles Galore
Crayon Rolls, Ouchie Bags, Popsicle Wraps, Nerf Ammo Belts, Locker Magnets, Babydoll Diapers and Pee Pee Domes
20% off everything. Use coupon code PEACHY. Refund given via PayPal.

Handiworks by Janice
Exquisite one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry
Free shipping and a $5 gift certificate towards a future purchase included.
Enter Peachy Deals in message to seller upon checkout.

Hartley Soap
Handmade Cold Process Soap
PEACHY DEALS: Buy one Bar and get a free travel size bar!

Artwork inspired by Music. Fine Art prints, wall plaques
free shipping

K. Berlin Metalsmith
Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry – Sterling Silver and gems
Free Shipping on All items

Maria Luna
Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry and Photography
15% off purchase, refunded through paypal with keyword PeachyDeals

mod momME
Handmade accessories for mom and baby.
$5 off every $25 you spend, not including custom items. Use promo code PeachDeals in notes to seller. Money refunded via Paypal.

Mommy So Sweet Boutique
Little girls' dresses (bandana dresses and pillowcase dresses) and shoes
FREE SHIPPING on select items

Outward Bound
Recycled notebooks from your favorite TV shows and movies!
15% off your total!

Priss Designs
Modern affordable nature art prints
Free Shipping

Pumpernickel Hart
Handmade polymer clay jewelry and unique gifts.
Free Shipping

Smelly Rhino Studio
Paintings, pet portraits, prints, cards, and whimsy
15% off your total!

The Pink Locket
Modern Vintage Handmade Jewelry
20% off Summer Collection and FREE Shipping on all items

the StarShine Shoppe
Handmade beautiful bottle jewelry
Buy 1 get 1 half off all bottle necklaces
Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The final bangle

So here is the final product folks. It is whimsical yet elegant. This piece is somewhat different from my usual format. It has brought out the girlie girl in me, and she is so much fun!! I hope you like it :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sitting on my bench...I have...

I love movement and rhythm...and fluidity in everything which I think translates in this piece. It is a bangle made out of antiqued copper which apparently I use quite a bit lately. When I put it on my arm, it looks like somebody has drawn on my arm or its my new tattoo...very cool effect indeed. I am contemplating whether to leave this piece as is or if I should add some stones on it...or perhaps some playful acrylic flowers???

Anyway, this is what I have in the works right now. I am looking forward to see what I will do with this bangle next. I hope you enjoy the ride as well and check back to see the finished piece soon.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Join me for Felicity Taste of Art, May 1- 8 2010

I am so excited to join a group of wonderful artists for this show. Stop by to see me and tons of other local Atlanta artists May 1-8 at Felicity (326 Sandy Springs Circle ~ 404.843.6456) www.FelicityGifts.com Schedule is as follow:
Sat, May 1: Opening night will include live music and healthy food by Rosie Milan.
Wed, May 5: 5-9pm. Meet and greet the artists, wine tasting and live music
Sat, May 8: last chance to appreciate and purchase these original works of Art

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Behind the Creation of Melati - A Bridal Bracelet

Honestly, this is my first blog post in a while. However, I would love to share this very special bracelet that I created for a very special friend of mine. Cheryl came to me with a pair of earrings she will be wearing to accessorize her wedding dress. She thought I would be the perfect person to complete this ensemble for her. It was a great honor for me to be asked to create this piece. Thanks Cheryl!!

It is so thrilling when you find that piece you have been looking for, a very special piece such as the vintage 1970s New England antique brass piece for this bracelet. This was not the first center piece I found for this bracelet, but could not help myself when I saw it. I knew it was the perfect center piece for Cheryl's bracelet. I supposed it was much like life. You tried on one piece after another until you find the one that fits just right. Cheryl mentioned that she was thinking about a pearl bracelet once, and I kept that in mind while creating it for her. I chose to use two different sizes and shapes of pearls to add to the texture and richness of the center pieces’design. Thus, the interest will not stop on the center piece, but goes all around this bracelet. Everywhere you see, there is something to look at.

Sometimes things do take a different turn than what was planned. In the case of this bracelet, it took a turn into the best possibility. At the beginning, I wanted a toggle clasp at the end of this piece. However hard I looked, I could not find one that was anywhere near perfect for this piece. The universe does have its own way of showing you things though. In the middle of working on another project, I ran into the 3 to 1 connector I used here. I bought it for that project. When I got it, I knew that this piece belonged to Cheryl's bracelet. It was a perfect repetition of the center piece.

The locket was also very special. I did not mention the locket to my dear friend. I wanted it to be a surprise, which I'm glad she loved. It took me awhile to find this piece, but it was all worth it. The locket will be a wonderful reminder of the one you love. Years from now, when you look at it, you can tell P.A....geez honey, you've gotten old!! :)