Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MyLady // Victorian Valentine Necklaces


I'm very much in love with photo jewellery so here's another series, made in conjunction with this year's Valentine's Day.
Featuring romantic vintage silhouette images (see the puffy dress!), I blended pastel light watercolour backgrounds for the "nostalgic evening dusk" effect, makes it all the more lovey-dovey ;)



Photo charm is attached to a lacey backing, see the back in this sneak peek photo I posted over on Facebook yesterday :)

A cheesy "I Love You" charm dangling on top, it is Valentine's Day after all!
* Of course, if the I Love You charm isn't up your alley, feel free to switch to Made With Love or Just For You :)


6 images to choose from:

Fountain     Wave


Bow     Holding Hands


By The Lake     Serenade


Material
I Love You Charm
MyLady Photo Charm

Necklace Measurement
Chain Length: approx. 50.0 cm excluding 4.8 cm extender chain
Drop: 3.4 cm

Status
Available

Price
RM 29.00
Chain length can be extended to around 75.0 cm for RM 2 extra.


Email me at craftedbymei@gmail.com !




Monday, January 21, 2013

Customization: Alia



Alia's gift for a friend, with an emphasis on 'bright, bubbly & sparkly'
Bears a resemblance to Which Key, but with whole lot more details packed in ;)
Chain includes oval brass links (from Posy) and mini hearts, I like how the bright yellow crystals are sandwiched there, highlighting the fun element in this piece.
Center lot is a mix of charms and beads in fuchsia & turquoise.


Material
Matte Fuchsia Acrylic Heart
Citrine Yellow Swarovski Bicone
Indicolite Swarovski Bicone
Metallic Lilac Glass Pearl Bead
Metallic Turquoise Glass Pearl Bead
Made With Love Charm
Dove Charm
Wing Cut-Out Charm
Live Laugh Love Charm
Alphabet Charm
Mini Heart Link
Oval Brass Floral Link

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

East





Another Chinese New Year piece, this in a more traditional flavour.
Classic flower pattern outlined with gold, cloisonne beads are always a precious beauty, but what I like best is this comes in chunky thick pillow shape, adorable!
Deep rich pink & crystal purple line the sides, while a separate strand made up of triple brass links- oval shaped ornaments very much seen in CNY decorations :)

Material
Pillow Cloisonne Bead
Deep Pink Faux Pearl Bead
Dark Purple Faceted Chinese Crystal
Oval Brass Floral Link

Status
Sold

Price
 RM 29

Email me at craftedbymei@gmail.com !

Monday, January 14, 2013

Wanita Magazine [January 2013 issue]

A 3 page spread in Wanita Magazine [January 2013 issue] 
this is crazy! :)

  click on photos for larger view if you are interested to read ;)


Thank you Mastura! 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Spring Festival




I don't do festive seasons jewellery very often, but couldn't resist it this time with the mini size cherry blossom bead. Too cute :)
(The bigger one can be seen here)
Classic red with touches of peach, 2 ribbon bows used as links at both sides.
For charms, the obligatory money bag comes along, plus a treasure chest wishing you a treasure load of goodness this year!

Material
Flower Cabochon
Small Red Cherry Blossom Ceramic Bead
Dark Red Faux Pearl
Light Cream Faux Pearl
Red Faux Pearl
Siam Red AB Chinese Crystal Doughnut
Light Peach Chinese Crystal Teardrop
Mini Brass Bow Link
Money Bag Charm
Treasure Chest Charm

Status
Sold

Price
RM 31.00

Email me at craftedbymei@gmail.com !

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Digit Charms Now Available

More new things for 2013!


In addition to the much loved alphabet charms, I now have them in digit form too :)
Blog post updated!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Customization: Amnr



As Amnr describes it 'simple & uncomplicated'
Clusters of 3 little pearls throughout, with a purple Heartland bead in the cenetr.
Charms are all heart / love themed, notice it? similar to Lemon & Lime !

Material
Matte Purple Acrylic Heart Bead
Dark Cherry Pink Faux Pearl Bead
Heart Charm with Swirl Design
LOVE Charm
Made With Love Charm
Swirl Heart Charm
Round Frame Heart Charm



* 30/1/2013 Update:





In similar fashion, purple shades, by Dila
:)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Personalized Photo Keychain

Happy new year folks!
Key chains are finally available, and the best part is you can customize it with your photos ;)




Back story:
It started as gifts for my 3 cousins, since they are used to receiving bracelets & necklaces already, I wanted to change things up this time round. A keychain with their photos & names sounded perfect, and bonus: keychain is something they can bring to school and show off ;)
We had a fun girly time together choosing photos for the main photo charm, while designing the other smaller one with their names and finished off with them going through my charm boxes picking 1 brass charm each.
A lovely afternoon with lots of girlish giggles ;)


Totally being fair, the boy cousins have it too- with dinosaur charm, but they lost it within a few hours so I didn't manage to take a photo of it. 
Boys. being. boys.


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So anyway, back to work, I received a couple of emails asking if I can make keychains, bingo! 
Here are some of them, Christmas gifts & couple sets.





* For privacy reasons, I have pixelated the photos below.
Personal images will never be posted online unless you give me the permission :)


Lovebird themed couple keychains for Ivanna & Ignatius, their names written below the kissing birds.
Pink background for the girl and blue for the guy.


 Another couple set, this one with more charms & beads, made by Nurhanisah.
Hers is pink as well, with a flower cabochon added.


 Photo charms do not necessarily mean faces, feel free to use any favourite image, the choice is yours.
For this friendship set, image used is from Workbook, with names added to it.





Keyring: RM 5
Brass charm: RM 3-5 each 

Flower Cabochon: RM 4-6 each


2 photo charm sizes available
14mm: RM 12 each
20mm: RM 14 each


From the 4th photo charm onwards (in a single order, not a single keychain),
you will receive a discount of RM 3 per photo charm.






1) Attach your photos in the email
I will help you crop it into a circle and resize.
I do not do any image editing, ie recolour, remove background etc.

2) Mention if any beads, flower cabochon, Swarovski heart etc are to be added.

3) Your charm choices
Charms: HERE
Blocks: HERE
Feel free to leave the overall design & arrangement to me :)

Email your request to craftedbymei@gmail.com


I will reply within 24 hours, and once we have finalized the materials etc, I will issue an invoice and strictly no back-out orders, please :)

Will proceed to work on your orders upon receiving full payment.
Photo charms are printed in batches, once every 2 weeks.







  • Photo quality, the best you have :) Basic rule of thumb is the better the image quality, the clearer the photo charm will turn out.
  • Brightly lit photos do better than underexposed ones.
  • If you would like to include more than 1 person in a single photo charm, pick photos where the faces are close together. Having 2 people at 2 ends of the photo will mean I have to crop a large section = your faces may not be clearly seen at all.
  • Be sure your subject (ie the face) is not too near to the sides, cropping circles need extra space at all sides.
  • Or even better, crop it into a circle yourself, then you will be able to determine what details to include and what to leave out of the picture.


Don't worry if the details above confuse you, just send me your image and I'll advice you further :)
As always, the best way to contact me is via email, I hope to hear from you soon!
Email: craftedbymei@gmail.com

mei.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Customization: Cynthia

For Cynthia & friend.
Let's look at Cynthia's piece first :)





Both Cynthia and I love purple for its elegance & class, for this we decorated it with various types of whites- 
crystal, opal, opaque & textured.
Topped with a Golden Shadow Swarovski flower next to the purple rose, just like Fiza's!
As for the charms choices- magical themed ;)

Material
Flower Cabochon
Golden Shadow Swarovski Flower Pendant
Opal Pink Swarovski Bicone
White Textured Pearl Bead
Opal White Round Glass Bead
Glossy White Faceted Oval Glass Bead
Amethyst Purple AB Chinese Crystal Teardrop
Dark Purple AB Chinese Crystal Doughnut
Light Pink Chinese Crystal Helix
Rocking Horse Charm
Fairy Charm
Metal Bow Charm
Rose Key Charm
Angel Wing Cut-Out Charm
Carousel Charm
Ribbon Charm
Treasure Chest Charm






In purple & white too, an easier to be done piece based on Columbary

Material
Flower Cabochon
Dark Purple Swarovski Bicone
White Teardrop Glass Pearl
Dark Violet Purple Faux Pearl Bead
Silver Grey Faux Pearl Bead
Brass Bird Bead
Mini Butterfly Charm
Ornate Leaf Charm
3D Birdcage Charm