Crafty Singapore

Vacation Rental – AiClay’s Studio

Posted by on Apr 14 2016

 

Looking for a studio to host your workshop of 12 pax or less? Rent a full day’s use of AiClay‘s studio at $99 between 19 to 30 April 2016! It is located at Scape Orchard and easily accessible from Somerset MRT. Book your slot now!

Etsy Craft Party 2014 with Simply4Love

Posted by on Jun 09 2014

The Etsy Craft Party 2014 here in Singapore was a blast.

Hosted By: Simply4Love

Venue: Goodman Arts Centre , Friday June 6, 2014

Here is all the Crafty Fun…

Busy Crafting – Crafters of All Ages…

Photo Embroidery Station…

Rubber Stamping Station…

Mod Podge Station…

Acrylic Paint Photo Transfer Station…

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 Goody Bags…

Refreshments

 Craft Displays…

 

It was so much fun Crafting together, Thanks to Simply4love and Etsy for this wonderful and Fun Event!

Visit Simply4love’s Facebook Page to Catch even more fun!

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Interview: Melissa from Dare to Charm

Posted by on Feb 23 2014

1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hi everyone! My name is Melissa and I am a jewelry artist from Dare to Charm. I have an obsession for bunnies and like to collect anything photos of bunnies on it. In fact, I have two very adorable Holland Lop rabbits at home. I had them since they were babies and now they are now two and a half years old. In my spare time, I also like to explore the town to scout for new chocolate or desserts shops. Chocolate is my sinful indulgence.

2. How did you come up with your shop or brand name?

I am been known to be a very daring person when I’m among my friends. The word “Dare” conveys a strong and majestic feel for me. In my opinion, we have to be daring to pursue our passion. I started my business by selling handmade jewelry charms so that’s where “Charm” comes from.

3. What got you into jewelry?

Since I was a little girl, I liked to create and draw stuff. Whether it’s a handmade tissue box or hand-drawn postcard, I was always trying out new art forms. I found myself selling my own creations to friends since I was 10 years old. In college, I decided to take a jewelry design course. Looking back, it was a very unusual choice for me since it was a spur of the moment decision. In the end, it turned out that I really loved it and I really enjoyed the course. I got to know great mentors, meet friends with the same passion and this decision brought me closer to discovering my real craft.

4. What do you make and where do you get your inspiration?

I make gemstones carving out of jewelry featuring mainly animal designs. I have always admired the ethnic art and murals from early civilizations and take my inspiration from Greek and Indonesian influences. In Greek mythology, I’ve always been captivated by the Centaur, Medusa, Chimera, and the like. In Indonesian culture, the stories about Hanuman the monkey has always fascinated me. As time goes by, I would like to explore creating bigger jewelry as statement body adornment inspired by these concepts.

5. Do you have a favorite item that you created? Is it sold or still available for purchase?

My favorite piece was the one I created back in school. My school project was titled “SMOKE” and it was a headgear. I created every single detail in that statement piece by hand, from binding every twig to the sterling silver finishing. It was made with recycled tree branches, light bulbs, candle gel and 925K silver wire.

This piece also had a meaningful message behind it. It was a campaign to encourage people to stop smoking. It is a very sentimental piece for me. I have watched people around me, who are either the passive or active smokers, fall sick from the effects of smoking or even have had to say goodbye to some as they have departed from this world. The piece is now in private collection in Indonesia.

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6. Are you a full time artist?

I am a full time artist working on my jewelry collection. One of the causes I champion is animal conservation regardless if the species is endangered or not. I want my jewelry to become a voice to speak for this issue. In fact, I am a volunteer with Singapore Zoo as a docent and if you are at the Singapore Zoo and spot me at the docent station feel free to come over and say hi.

7. Do you have any favorite blogs or resources that you can share to our readers?

My favorite source of inspiration is the blog, Jewels Du Jour. This site reviews high-end jewellery. I have always fascinated with colored gemstones and this is a great site to indulge in looking at their beautiful creations.

8. Do you have any discount codes or promotions that you can offer our readers?

Sure we do! Enter discount code KAT10 when you checkout for 10% off your purchase from now until 31 March 2014.

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Note: This article is syndicated with permission from Katrina Alana.

Waiting for Spring…

Posted by on Feb 18 2014

Sponsor Interview: Lizzie Rose Jewellery

Posted by on May 13 2013

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1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m from England but have moved around the globe with my husband for the past 20 years. I have two teenage children, a boy and a girl and I love gardening, good food, the beach and trying my best to be eco-friendly, as well as making jewellery of course!
2. How did you come up with your name, Lizzie Rose Jewellery?
That’s easy, my daughter’s name is Elizabeth Rose so I just shortened it to come up with a catchy name that’s easy to say.
3. What got you into crafting?
I took a course in basic jewellery making whilst living in Dubai and it went from there. From a young age I knitted, cross-stitched and made tapestries and have always enjoyed crafts.
4. What do you make and why do you make them?
I make mainly bracelets and anklets as I love to wear these myself. Most of my anklets are simple beaded strands which can be worn all the time, every day and I would like everyone to enjoy the feeling of wearing some colour around their ankle.
5. Do you have a favorite item that you created? Is it sold or still available for purchase?
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One of my favourite items is this blue ocean inspired anklet which looks stunning on. It’s great for after-beach wear with strappy sandals.  It sounds amazing too. It’s available in my Etsy Shop.

6. Are you a full time artist or crafter? If not would you like to be?
I don’t consider myself a full-time crafter as I have a home and family to take care of and the business side of running an Etsy shop, promoting my creations through social media and blogging take up quite a lot of hours in the day!
7. Do you have any favorite blogs or resources that you can share to our readers?
I subscribe to Martina Iring’s Small Business Bliss emails (http://martinairing.com/blog/). She explains things like marketing and website design in simple terms and keeps me up-to-date with the latest changes to social media, etc
8. Do you have any discount codes or promotions that you can offer our readers?
Yes, I have a coupon code in my Etsy shop which gives 10% off any order from anyone reading this on Crafty Singapore or a Team Member. Just type ‘CRAFTYSG1’ in the relevant section at checkout to enjoy.
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9. Please provide me all the links to your social media accounts and shops.
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Foxy Mascot Contest – Voting via Email

Posted by on May 06 2013

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We have received feedback that some of you do not have Facebook accounts and are unable to vote for your favourite creation of our Foxy Mascot Contest. You can send in your vote via email to craftysingapore@gmail.com by 12 May 2013.

Click HERE to view the creations.

Sponsor Interview: LeaEstella

Posted by on May 06 2013

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1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Elizabeth and I have a full time job in corporate real estate. My idea of a chill-out weekend is sitting at my crafting table with a cup of coffee, surrounded by all my beads and weaving wonderful creations in my head. When I’m not daydreaming, I also enjoy shopping, movies, a good book and quality time with my hubby.
2. How did you come up with your name, LeaEstella?
I have been using LeaEstella for my previous blogshops for the longest time. I really love the sound of the two names, “Lea” and “Estella”. Put them together and you get such a dreamy, whimsical effect.
3. What got you into crafting?
Three years ago, I quit my job to go to Australia to be with my hubby (then boyfriend). Being someone who needed to be constantly occupied, I grew restless with the amount of time I had on my hands. That spurred me to pick up jewellery making which was something I had always wanted to try. It was a struggle at first as I didn’t have any professional help (other than Youtube) but practice makes perfect! I crafted every single day and with loads of ideas in my head, LeaEstella was born.
4. What do you make and why do you make them?
I make accessories mostly; earrings, necklaces, bracelets and even bookmarks. I absolutely love the idea of mismatched earrings! Yet at the same time, my mismatched pieces have some kind of similarity – either in colours, theme or charms used. I also like to use florals, pearls and all things pretty and feminine. My jewellery is inspired by places I visit, people I meet, books I read, movies I watch and music I listen to – basically everything. I craft regularly to satisfy my creative soul, otherwise I get withdrawal symptoms – it is an addiction!
5. Do you have a favorite item that you created? Is it sold or still available for purchase?
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My all time favourite piece is the hot air balloon necklace inspired by Pixars UP. I love that movie and will always bawl buckets everytime I watch it. The necklace pendant is a hot-air balloon carrying a little house. I have different versions of the necklace available for sale in my shop.
6. Are you a full time artist or crafter? If not would you like to be?
I would love to be a full time crafter but for now, I would have to be contented with being a weekend one.
7. Do you have any favorite blogs or resources that you can share to our readers?
I don’t have any blogs/ resources, though I would highly recommend browsing through Etsy. It is an amazing platform where you can find so many talented crafters and beautiful handmade items. I myself have bought so many unique handcrafted items from Etsy.
8. Do you have any discount codes or promotions that you can offer our readers?
Yes! I have an ongoing Free shipping discount for purchases of two or more items at my Etsy shop. Discount code:  BUY2FREESHIP
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9. Please provide me all the links to your social media accounts and shops.

Foxy Mascot Contest – VOTE NOW! (:

Posted by on Apr 17 2013

 

 

 

 

Jesus Fernandez Nuñez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zheng Jiahui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pauline A. Ibarra

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Joshua

 

 

 

Voting is from 17th April 2013 to 12th May 2013 (11.59pm GMT+8). Please LIKE our Facebook page before voting.

The Crafty Singapore Committee will make the final decision on the top 3 winners, taking into consideration the number of votes for each participant.

To vote for your favourite creation, click here.

Foxy Mascot Contest – Jennifer Joshua

Posted by on Apr 17 2013

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Tell us something about your creation. How did you come up with this idea or what inspired you?
On the first look, Mr. Foxy looked cute and ready to hug. So thought he would love to hug the door knob of the craft room since he is crafty by nature! He gives you a crafty bite whenever you enter your craft room!

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