November 16, 2008

Snowflake with Amethyst CZ

I added some details to the snowflake. An amethyst 5mm CZ gem is set in the middle. It's the first time I set a gemstone in silver clay before it's fired. It turned out perfectly! I am proud of the work of this one. ^_^

November 11, 2008

Surprised Baby Owl

This baby owl is screaming! I like his little mouth and wings. :D It is quite small. Only 5/8" without bail. I'll make a larger one later.

November 10, 2008

Tie Pendant!!

I have been wanting to make a tie pendant. Here it is!! I sculptured it for a soft fabric look.
The sterling silver chain is designed to go thru the knot area of the tie. I am very happy with it!

November 9, 2008

Snowflake Pendant

Simple snowflake pendant for the coming season! I hid the 999 silver bail at the back of it for a clean look. ^_^

Rectangular Glass Pendants

These rectangular glass pendants are quite large. Measures 1-7/8"x7/8". But it could show the patters better than smaller ones. I like the gold and black one. Simple yet bold!!

November 6, 2008

Oxidized City Scrap Ring

I oxidized the harmony city scrap ring to darken the carved lines for a contrast effect. Love it!

November 5, 2008

Oxidized Crocodile Ring

I oxidized the crococile textured ring. Simple and bold! :)

October 30, 2008

Snowman!

My 1st creation for this coming holiday season!! This little snowman is only 7/8" long. Its hat and scarf is made of silver clay and its head and body is made with freshwater pearls. I chose half-drilled pearl for its body so there is no hole at the bottom! Looks cuter this way. :)
I am going to make a few more with different hats and scarf. ^_^

October 26, 2008

Round Glass Pendants

My sister started to make glass pendants a couple months ago. It seemed fun so I started to make these too. This batch is made with 1-1/8" round handmade glasses. They are all Japanese cherryblossom patterns except one. My favorite is the green one in the middle. ^_^ I just love that green!

October 15, 2008

Treasure Boxes

I wanted to make some bigger origami gift boxes for the coming holidays. Here are a few of them. These treasury boxes are for larger gifts. Can be used to wrap up holiday treats, cookies, and sweets! This red one is tied with red ribbon with silver bells. Blue box with snowflakes tied with blue ribbon and pearl beads. For the coming holiday season! Stripie is suitable for guys or girls! Tied with ribbon and wooden beads.

October 11, 2008

Belt Ring, Suitable for Guys or Girls

This ring has a leather-like design. It is suitable for guys or girls. I like to make buckle-style rings. I'll share them here when I'm done. :)

October 10, 2008

Purse Box

I'm trying to come up with new designs of origami gift boxes for the coming holidays. Here is one of the new inventions!! A lady's purse!! It's pretty small. Suitable for treats or jewelry.

October 9, 2008

Cateye on Earring Threads

Brown and dark purple cateyes on earring threads! These are not 999 pure silver. The earring threads are sterling silver. I love the brown ones! I thought the dark purple cateye would show stronger color contrast, but it looks mostly dark purple. :(

Harmony, Ring

I call this ring Harmony.

The random toothed design goes around the ring. It looks like city scrap. I made 2 different finishes on the ring. One side (close to us) of the toothed line is mirror finish, the other side is matte finish. Isn't it unique?!

October 8, 2008

Lady Bug and Little Leaf on Earring Threads!

Little lady bug and leaf on earring threads. They are the same charms from the suede bookmark.

Baby Foot and Pacifier on Earring Threads!!

These baby foot and pacifier are the same design from the pink suede bookmark. I put them on sterling silver earring threads. Love the dangling cuties!!

October 7, 2008

Meow in Your Heart Pendant

For the cat-lovers!! I love the back of chubby kittens. Isn't it adorable? :)

October 6, 2008

Crocodile Ring

The crocodile skin texture is unique and fashionable. This classic design is perfect for both guys and girls!!

October 4, 2008

Dizzy Owl Pendant

Hello~~ I am old grandpa Owlie. Do I look dizzy?

October 1, 2008

Personalize this Ring!

This ring can be personalized up to 8 raised letters. I did raised letters of FOREVER and a heart around the ring. The matte finish gives it an elegant moonlight shine.

Personalize it!

September 28, 2008

Simple Pearl Earrings

Pearls are beautiful by themselves. These pearl earrings are simple yet classic. They would just be right under your earlobs. The colors are peach, white, and mauve from top to bottom.

2-sided Running Puppy Charm, with Raised Letters

Buddy is our lovely Yorkie. He is only 2. He loves playing with ball and sleeping on my tummy. I made this as a gift to my husband. On one side there is a engraved running puppy. On the other side, I did raised Buddy and carved a bone and a little paw.

This piece is very heavy comparing to other charm. I used almost 10 grams of silver! One of those heavy pieces I have made.

September 26, 2008

3D Triangle Favor Boxes - Fall is Here!

This origami box is cute and sturdy. The whole thing is folded with one piece of paper, except the brown triangle at the opening. I found a way to add a ribbon on it so it could be closed tightly and opened with ease. This would be a gift box for jewelry or other small items. It makes a great addition to your place settings to impress your guests. It's also a perfect size for tea bags for an afternoon tea party. :)

September 25, 2008

Elegant Miss Kitty, 999 Pure Silver Pendant

Miss Kitty is so elegant! She looks like she is contemplating and enjoying herself!
The beautiful matte finish gives her a nice moonlight shine.

September 24, 2008

Doggie Origami Pyramid Gift Box

Origami is fun. I like collecting beautiful paper and it's fun to see what I could turn them into.
This little pyramid doggie box is perfect for dog-lovers. I pack my handmade silver charm in this little pyramid and gift. People always amazed at it! It's easy to open and close and can be reused! Great decoration too.
I made the little bone with Sculpey. :)

September 23, 2008

Love is Blind

This is the fun version of my running puppy rubber stamp! :) I carved him an eyemask. He is running happily and blindly towards someone he loves. :D

September 21, 2008

Chubby Wagging Puppy

This chubby puppy is wagging at you!! ^_^

Running Puppy Rubber Stamp

I drew this running puppy by myself a few years ago. :) Doesn't he look very happy? I love my Yorkie running towards me happily like that!! :)

September 20, 2008

Personalize this Fat Cat Charm!! 2-sided!!

My sister has a fat cat. When he sits there resting, his fat butt looks like a turkey!! I was inspired by him and made this little cat. :) One side of this charm is this fat cat's butt. And you could personalize this charm on the other side with up to 4 letters. Instead of engraving the letters, I do raised words for a unique look.

September 12, 2008

Best Wishes, Chinese Characters Rubber Stamp

This handcarved Chinese rubber stamp says Best Wishes. It is a little bigger than the "Blessings" stamp. Chinese calligraphy is an unique art. There are so many fonts of Chinese calligraphy! I want to carve something in another font next time!

August 23, 2008

Blessing, Chinese Character Rubber Stamp

I carved this rubber stamp. They are Chinese characters meaning Blessings. And they read vertically. Chinese calligraphy is an art and so beautiful! There are so many fonts that I could choose to carve! I chose this font because it is a modern style and could be easily used in paper crafting.

August 22, 2008

Chubby Kitten Butt Handcarved Stamp

This chubby kitten is drawn by myself and is also inspired by my sister's cat. I carved a rubber stamp of it. Isn't he cute! :)

August 17, 2008

Fleur de Lis Pendant

Classic and fashionable Fleur de Lis design! Great for everyday wear!
The historical symbol of Fleur de Lis is always popular. I made this fleur de lis and then a stylish plate with Art Clay Silver. Doesn't it look gorgeous? I love the European or Renaissance-ish look. :)

August 11, 2008

Custom Order for Karma Dogs - 2-sided Charm with Adorable Puppy!!

This is a custom order for Karma Dogs. They wanted to have some silver charms to raise fund for the organization. One side of the charm is an adorable puppy, and the other side is Chinese characters for "Karma" and a paw. I actually carved a rubber stamp for the Chinese characters and the paw, so I could make duplicates with ease. They turned out so well!! I am glad that I could make something for an organization like Karma Dogs to raise fund!

Visit their blog and their donation page!

August 8, 2008

Chubby Kitten with Pearl Pendant/Charm

Look at his smile! How sweet! :)
I love chubby babies. This chubby kitten is made of Art Clay Silver and is 99.9% pure silver. He is holding a nature saltwater pearl.
This is the most popular item in my Etsy shop! I'm glad I have him. :)

July 26, 2008

Red Pyramid Box

This is the very first item I sold in Etsy. :) It took me a while to figure out how to make it easier for my customer to use without assembling it. But it worth it! People love it!

It is sturdy and easy to open and close. Great display too. Have a few sitting around the house or hanging on the Xmas tree in holiday season. Isn't it nice? :)

This is how it's opened. ^_^

Forever Pendant

The letters FOREVER is hard to manage in this little frame. I wish I could have made the frame bigger to have more room for the letters. But on the other hand, the letters might not be set well if they are loosely arranged. Anyway, I still like this piece. :)

July 23, 2008

Chinese Poem Pendant, Missing You

This well-known Chinese poem on these earrings is from Tang Dynasty, written by Wang Wei.
About this poem:
This poem is a Five-Character-Quatrain, meaning the poem is composed of 4 sentences and each sentence is composed of 5 characters. It was written by a famous poet, Wang Wei, in Tang Dynasty. Title of the poem is "Missing You".
Translation of the poem:
When those red berries come in springtime, Flushing on your southland branches, Take home an armful, for my sake, As a symbol of our love (or our friendship).
Suitable as a gift to your loved one, or your close friends.

July 15, 2008

You are the queen!! again... Matching Pendant

This is the matching pendant of the crown earrings I made a month ago. I like the design but I was hoping it doesn't look so messy...

July 14, 2008

Chinese Poem Earrings

This is the matching earrings with the pendant I posted earlier. This well-known Chinese poem on these earrings is from Tang Dynasty, written by Wang Zhihuan. I divided this poem into 2 parts on 2 earrings.
About this poem:This poem is a Five-Character-Quatrain, meaning the poem is composed of 4 sentences and each sentence is composed of 5 characters. It was written by a famous Tang poet, Wang Zhihuan. This poem describes the beautiful magnificent sceneries of mountain and river from a high tower. It inspires people to explore their unlimited potential and achieve higher for a "better view."

Chinese Poem Pendant

I love the beauty of the old Chinese poems. This well-known Chinese poem on this pendant is from Tang Dynasty, written by Wang Zhihuan. I made it on a 99.9% fine silver pendant. The curvature of the pendant gives it an elegant look. It is oxidized to show the beauty of the Chinese characters.
About this poem:
This poem is a Five-Character-Quatrain, meaning the poem is composed of 4 sentences and each sentence is composed of 5 characters. It was written by a famous Tang poet, Wang Zhihuan. This poem describes the beautiful magnificent sceneries of mountain and river from a high tower. It inspires people to explore their unlimited potential and achieve higher for a "better view."