Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Customization: Kit // Sunset, Sunrise bracelets

Back in December last year, Kit dropped me this email, attached with gorgeous sunset & sunrise photos to be used as colour inspiration:

would it be possible to consider creating a concept capturing the colours or various hues of "sunset/sunrise in the horizon" theme? I'm thinking mauve, orange, red, yellow etc. These bracelets serve to remind us of our God-given friendship and that thsunrise/sunset reminds us He is everlasting:) 

After a quick round of discussion, we came up with these-
2 bracelets, meant to be a pair, Sunrise for her bestfriend & Sunset for herself.

Flower Cabochon
Reddish Orange Round Gemstone
Bright Orange AB Faceted Round Chinese Crystal
Gold AB Chinese Crystal Oval
Light Peach Faceted Cube Chinese Crystal
Matte Barn Red Acrylic Bead
Light Cream Faux Pearl Bead
Cherry Pink Faux Pearl Bead
Alphabet Charm
Double Quaver Charm
Bear with Flowers Charm
Friends Charm

Flower Cabochon
Bright Orange AB Faceted Round Chinese Crystal
Denim Blue Chinese Crystal Oval
Maroon Chinese Crystal Doughnut
Dark Purple AB Chinese Crystal Doughnut
Mauve AB Chinese Crystal Cube
Byzantium Purple Faux Pearl Bead
Small Star Charm
Elephant Heart Charm
Moon Star Charm
Earth Charm

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Libresse Malaysia // Shine On

haven't updated the blog for more than a week, sooorry! work is just mad busy at the moment, so much catching up to do!

In other news, this launch is just the perfect icing on the cake for me to strive & work harder- 

a Crafted By Mei collaboration with Libresse Malaysia!

Crafted by Mei is a one-of-kind accessory that you won't just find anywhere! The woman behind the business is not your ordinary girl next door, either.
Amelia Tan Cheng Wei, who prefers to be simply called Mei, is an inspiration in more ways than one. At such a young age, the 24-year-old entrepreneur has already fought cancer and built an online business.
Driven by the beauty of life around her, Mei captures the colours of life in crafting accessories that encapsulates a beautiful story of its own.
This, is her story.

At just 18 years old, the age where many of us are partying and chasing the beginning of our dreams, Mei was diagnosed with advanced lymphoma cancer on the spine. She didn't just have to fight to survive through arduous chemotherapy treatments and physiotherapy; she also had to deal with the consequent paralysis that bound her life to a wheelchair.
With precious life hanging by a thread, Mei learned to never let a day go wasted. When she was bedridden for six months due to her illness, she used the time to start experimenting with making accessories by playing with her mother's bead collection. Though her mother had taught her the craft when she was in Form 3, she never really had a passion and focus for the art until then.
Through the craft, Mei found an avenue of expression and connection to the outside world that pulled her out of darkness and depression. Soon, she started selling her handmade accessories online. Word-of-mouth through friends, family, and satisfied repeat customers saw her business grow from year to year.

Mei continues to expand her business to keep up with customer demand. Since her business started in February 2009, Mei's collection of beads has expanded to a rainbow of colours and quirky charms, from roses to frogs! She has also expanded her line from necklaces and bracelets, to rings and key chains (yes, for men too).
While her proud family pitches in to help with the packaging and delivery, Mei is passionately and personally involved in the creation of every piece from beginning to end.
This starts from the email conversations of customer requests, through to sourcing and selection of quality beads, the photography, photo editing, writing and marketing. She even customises each piece to your wrist size, ensuring a perfect fit!

It is with this level of personal customisation, love and commitment that makes Mei's craft unique and so well loved.
Through her eyes, each piece is special; each has it's own story. The way Mei sees beauty in the everyday items of life, which many of us take for granted, shines through in how Mei describes her pieces on her blog. For one particular charm bracelet, Mei writes:
“Life is busy, always on the run, and sometimes in the stillness of our hearts we hear a little voice asking for moments of rest; for peace and serenity; for times when we are freed from demanding schedules and appointments. This bracelet is inspired by that call – clean colours of white beads in opal and chalk, with faint honeydew gathering around the flying sparrow, whose character is well known as carefree and unbothered. And of course, for a dose of fun, I placed a hot air balloon in the centre. What's life without some excitement and magic sparks anyway?"
Indeed, Mei reminds each and every one of us that life is full of magical sparks through her beautiful, hand crafted accessories that are crafted with love.

In her encouraging words to the budding entrepreneur, Mei emphasises that you can start with whatever you have, no matter what setbacks your face. “Some people dream of having a big shop, and then they never get started. So just start with wherever you are, with whatever resources you have, and trust that you will grow from there. I started by just playing with the beads my mother had."
To own your personalised Crafted by Mei accessory, simply contact her at the details below.

Wait folks, that's not all!
there is more to be revealed, (hint: the next project will be on a first come first served basis, you gotta be quick)
for the latest updates we will be announcing it on our Facebook pages-

be sure to 'Like' them if you want to be in the know

craftedbymei@gmail.com ;)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


I never thought when you sprinkle gold beads with mossy greens, it would turn out to be a luxurious combo, the magic of golden dust eh?
2 shades of green doughnuts are used here- solid jade & chartreuse crystal, in alternating arrangement, just a fun kick I wanted to add in ;)

Flower Cabochon
Jade Green AB Chinese Crystal Doughnut
Chartreuse Green Chinese Crystal Doughnut
Matte Gold Acrylic Bead
Mini Butterfly Link
Moon Star Charm

Ready stock sold out, enquire for remakes

RM 27.00

Email me at craftedbymei@gmail.com !

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Redwood in Orange // Customization: Nabila

A year ago there was this piece called woodsy themed piece called Redwood
now here's a replica of it in matted orange, for Nabila :)

Flower Cabochon
Matte Orange Acrylic Heart Bead
Matte Orange Pearl Bead
Peach Faux Pearl Bead
Light Peach Faceted Cube Chinese Crystal
Ribbon Link
Money Bag Charm
Heart Key Charm
Big Clover Charm
High Heel Sandals Charm
Eiffel Charm

Friday, July 12, 2013


*incredibly tough to capture the right shade of the 4 blue turquoise beads, actual thing is brighter & blu-er than pictured, depending on your monitor setting.

On and off, I get requests for sea creature charms in which I would point to the little dolphin.
But now let's welcome seahorse joining the family :)))
Bright solid blue turquoise beads placed between crystal ones, all hung off a fancy chain.
What's a rose doing in a sea-themed piece you may ask?
Simply because I believe flowers just make everything better, double dosed of prettiness when you include the Swarovski heart!

Flower Cabochon
Light Turquoise Swarovski Heart
Turquoise Glass Candy Bead
Green Faceted Round Chinese Crystal
Turquoise AB Chinese Crystal Doughnut
Seahorse Charm

Ready stock sold out, enquire for remakes

RM 34.00

Email me at craftedbymei@gmail.com !

Monday, July 8, 2013

Peach Crush

Still very enamoured with duo-tone flowers, I just gotta do more ;)
To avoid overshadowing the flower, I chose a pastel palette of white & light peach, with ribbon bows mid way playing up the light-hearted mood of this piece.
Along with smaller sized beads dancing throughout.

Flower Cabochon
Frosted White Flat Chinese Crystal
Light Peach Faceted Round Chinese Crystal
Light Peach Chinese Crystal Helix
White Textured Pearl Bead
Light Peach Pink Glass Candy Bead
Opal White Chinese Crystal Doughnut
Mini Brass Bow Link

Ready stock sold out, enquire for remakes

RM 40.00

Email me at craftedbymei@gmail.com !

Friday, July 5, 2013

Customization: Mariyana // Chunky Charm Bracelet

Here's another take on the chunky charm bracelet!
This is customized by Mariyana, with a colour scheme of purple shades, lilac & grey.
All charms are flower themed, did you notice? ;)

Flower Cabochon
Orchid Textured Pearl Bead
Matte Purple Teardrop Bead
Light Gray Cat's Eye Bead
Matte Blackcurrant Glass Pearl
Dark Grey Faux Pearl Bead
Purple Blue Faux Pearl Bead
Dark Purple Swarovski Bicone
Flower with Heart Charm
Small Clover Charm
Star Flower Charm
5 Petal Flower Charm
Bungaraya Charm

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Mawar- the malay name for rose.
Blossoming in 8 different colours, twin chains elegantly dangling behind, ending with a butterfly & matching bead.

Double coloured cabochons, whereby the delicate rose plays up a fun contrast to the flower bed.
From daring red black, uncommon green purple & pink green, to the ever gentle lavender blue & off white, there is something to suit every taste :) 
Scroll down for more photos, and because the pendant backing is unique too..... 

Off Topic: photo above reminds me of a book cover ;)

As previewed on FB last week...
Even the back of the pendant has fun images, bet you didn't expect this, ha! ;) 

When placing order, do mention both your colour choice & backing design.

Flower Cabochon
Chinese Crystal // Acrylic Bead
Small Curved Butterfly Charm

Necklace Measurement
Chain: approx. 50.0 cm excluding 4.8 cm extender chain
Drop: 5.8 cm


RM 27.00
you can top up RM 2.00 to lengthen necklace up to 75cm

Email me at craftedbymei@gmail.com !