24/10/14 Friday, 5PM

Emails sent in before 5pm, replied!

All orders take around 14 days after payment received to complete, I know it's a painfully long wait, but for now it is the quickest I can handle (one-woman show here!), thanks for understanding!
Very, very grateful to each of you who stopped by & shopped here, you allow me to live the dream! =)
mei.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Personalized Photo Charm Rings

 I have been making personalized photo charm rings for a quite a while to anyone who asked, just hadn't the chance (or time) to share it publicly here. So right now I have the beautiful afternoon sun to thank for inspiring me to take this ring out for a proper photoshoot ;)

This DEAR piece here is just a sample, you will be customizing your own according to your liking, or surprise a friend, because custom made gifts are the best!

As with all photo charms, you can choose to have names, messages, anniversary dates or personal photos etc, basically anything that can be printed can be sealed into a ring :)
Just email me your JPG file, or if it's text only, let me know the words and background colour to go with.
*personal photos will never be shared publicly online without your permission.

The photo charm used for rings is 16mm in size.
Ring setting is antique brass with an adjustable back.

Click here to see how this ring looks on a finger,
photo taken in May 2013.


Status
Available, Made to Order
Photo charm images are printed once every 2 weeks, do place your order earlier.

Price
1-3 Rings: RM 17.00 each
4-10 Rings: RM 14.00 each
above 10, email to discuss :) 


Email me at craftedbymei@gmail.com !

Friday, October 17, 2014

Customization: Christie

Here are 7 pieces of Christie's customizations, we made them over a couple of months,
see if by the end of this blog post whether you agree with me she favours minimalistic style? ;)


Crown ring charm bracelet with 3 black AB bicones.
Inspiration source: Gala

Bracelet Material
Black AB Chinese Crystal Bicone
Crown Ring
Snowflake Charm
Thick Sparrow Charm
HOPE Charm
Long Eiffel Tower Charm





Arrow necklace made at choker length,
+ vitrail medium Swarovski Heart

Necklace Material
Vitrail Medium Swarovski Heart
Arrow Charm



Angel Wing necklace similar to this.
Minimalistic but definitely doesn't skimp on colours- one colour per bead!

Material
Sapphire AB Swarovski Heart
Black Swarovski Bicone
White Alabaster Swarovski Bicone
Dark Sapphire Swarovski Bicone
Fairy Charm
Small Star Charm
Solid Long Angel Wing Charm
Sparrow Link



Matching bracelet to no.3, made in this fashion with two little bows tucked in.

Material
Sapphire AB Swarovski Heart
Midnight Blue Chinese Crystal Teardrop
Sapphire Chinese Crystal Helix
 Round Flat Cross Charm
Solid Long Angel Wing Charm
Rose Key Charm
Small Star Charm
Mini Brass Bow Link




Customized for a friend, nature themed.

Material
Matte Yellow Acrylic Heart
Matte Green Acrylic Heart
Citrine Yellow Swarovski Bicone
Peridot Swarovski Bicone
Thin Leaf Charm
Small Star Charm
3D Birdcage Charm
Thick Sparrow Charm
Mini Pointed Heart Charm
Ornate Leaf Charm




Angel wings with a heart in the center, flanked by mini crosses on the second strand.
Christie calls this her Psalm91 bracelet ;)

Material
Stitched Heart Charm
Angel Wing Cut-Out Charm
Cross Link



Last but not least, locket & key bracelet,
with 5 Swarovski crystals.

Material
Rose Pink Swarovski Bicone
Light Rose Swarovski Bicone
Clear AB Swarovski Bicone
Heart Locket
 Gothic Key Charm



So that's it folks!
Most of the designs are sketched by her (click to see!), as evident by the lightness on embellishments coupled with unique touches of her own.
Working with Christie was a pleasure, and it's definitely not because she sent me a jar of homemade choc chip cookies after receiving her bracelets *wink*

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Rose Wine





Going the deep end of reds & pinks, this piece has all things wonderful clustered in the center, 'gathered in' by 2 larger sized rhinestone beads.
Given the alluring colours topped with a rose as focal point, I reckon this bracelet is versatile for both date nights & ball gown events :)


Material
Flower Cabochon
10mm Dark Pink Rhinestone Bead
Plum AB Chinese Crystal Cube
Dark Red AB Faceted Round Chinese Crystal
Blood Red Round Glass Bead
Mexican Pink Round Glass Bead (2 sizes)
Big Ribbon Charm

Status
Ready stock sold out, enquire for remakes

Price
RM 34.00

Email me at craftedbymei@gmail.com !

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Customization: Bavitiraa

I shared a Bavitiraa piece here last year, and boy, that was chunky!
This round, made as gifts, she customized these 2 simpler ones :)

For Shanky


Sahara concept, made demure with light peach pink beads,
& adorned with a Mawar butterfly charm.

Material
Flower Cabochon
Green-Pink Mixed Glass Bead
Light Peach Pink Glass Candy Bead
Mini Butterfly Link
Mawar Butterfly Charm



For Ganeswari

Just a slight colour tweak to Seahorse- light blue instead of the original turquoise.
Bear charm with an 'I Love You' featured in the center.

Material
Flower Cabochon
Bermuda Blue Swarovski Heart
Light Blue Glass Candy Bead
Aquamarine Blue Faceted Round Chinese Crystal
Aquamarine Blue Chinese Crystal Doughnut
I Love You Bear Charm

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Away...

------------------edited on 28/9: back to work!------------------


Heya!
I'm currently on a break so any emails or FB messages I will reply promptly once I get back to work on the 27th September, thanks for waiting!

Other than Facebook, I now have Instagram too :)
My instagram handle is @meliameis

that's all for now, take care!

------------------edited on 28/9: back to work!------------------

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Faces Magazine [June 2014]

Crafted By Mei was mentioned in the June issue of Faces Magazine,
very honoured to have made it to their top 10 poll :)
thank You so much for surprising me with media features once in a while, I'm grateful.


Click on the pics to read the bigger version.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Charm Catalogue is now available!


Hi there, Crafted By Mei finally has her own charm catalogue!
Super horrible of me to take such a long time to get them listed out, but better late than never, aye?

Do check them out here: Charm Catalogue

snapped this during photoshoot for one of the pages, travel is a perennial favourite theme :)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Vermilion





Bound to be an intense affair when fiery colours clash!
Sugary, frosted, studded & crystalline- every bead here contributes a different texture to this bracelet.
Center sits an orange flower on a floral filigree made up of circles.

Material
Flower Cabochon
8mm Red Rhinestone Bead
Red Textured Pearl Bead
Frosted Red Flat Chinese Crystal
Sun Swarovski Bicone
Circles Flower Pendant Charm

Status
Available

Price
RM 36.00

Email me at craftedbymei@gmail.com !

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Frozen




Iced over...
A line of clear crystal beads punctuated by blues at intervals, centered with a silver night Swarovski butterfly.
As eye catching as the white rhinestone beads are, I believe it is the blue doughnuts that steal the thunder here, 
with its brilliant violet flashes- unparallelled :)


Material
8mm White Rhinestone Bead
Silver Night Swarovski Butterfly
Clear Chinese Crystal Helix
Brilliant Blue AB Chinese Crystal Doughnut
Denim Blue Chinese Crystal Helix
Clear Chinese Crystal Doughnut

Status
Available

Price
RM 35.00

Email me at craftedbymei@gmail.com !

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Montana // Pink Edition






Montana bracelet remade with pink beads & more charms,
based on a customer's request.

Material
Matte Lavender Pink Faceted Acrylic Bead
Light Pink Faceted Round Chinese Crystal
Frosted Peach Flat Chinese Crystal
Matte Hot Pink Acrylic Flower Bead
Good Luck Charm
Starfish Charm
Alphabet Charm
Mini Heart Link
Ribbon Heart Knot Link

Status
Ready stock sold out, enquire for remakes

Price
RM 32.00

Email me at craftedbymei@gmail.com !

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Customization: Vivien // Personalized Photo Charm

From her special someone, a bracelet and necklace set for Vivien and only Vivien,
after all the charms all bear her name,
taking the personalization meaning to a new level :)


 From Studded, her special someone told me Vivien likes pink & angel wings so we tailored the necklace accordingly,
even the rhinestone ball is pinkified too!

Material
Flower Cabochon
Rose Pink Ombre Rhinestone Bead
Solid Long Angel Wing Charm
Camera Photo Charm




From Eiffel Dream, we opted for a camera charm here to make it matchy matchy with the necklace.
This Vivien photo charm is printed on a textured pink background.

Material
Flower Cabochon
Orange Red Faceted Chinese Crystal
3D DSLR Charm
Mini Heart Link
Personalized Name Photo Charm