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ChippyChipDovey giveaway on FB

ChippyChipDovey has reached its 50 LIKES and we are giving away not one but 5 pairs of Twosome earrings (Freshwater Pearls in 925 silver) worth $16 each.

In three simple steps, simply:
1. Like ChippyChipDovey’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/#!/ChippyChipDovey
2. Like and Share the giveaway status.
3. Leave a comment under the status saying “I ♥ CCD” (so that I know that you have shared this)

*Ends on 17th August. Five winners will be selected.

Good Luck!!!!

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Working Monday: Overdue?

I am still around. :) Though I have not been updating my blog, my etsy store is listed with new items every week. :)

The moment November springs on us, December will be here very soon. I love December, the joy of giving. Christmas is approaching and while thinking of creating unique gifts for my friends and relatives, I would like to share my joy with you.

More and more creations wondered in my mind as I surf the WWW and etsy for inspirations and ideas, my very first handstamped necklace. It is a simple charm necklace customized with your own initial letter and colour of the briolette. :)

I will be listing more of the handstamped necklace this and next week. Check back often.

November and December are also months of Company gathering (our so call Dinner and Dance) and weddings. This time round, I created more elegant and subtle earrings for wonderful dinners and night outs.

Sparkles

Belle

Bliss

All earrings are handcrafted with 925 sterling silver findings. Not easily tarnish and great as gifts. I will be adding some of these items to ES Creations for local buyers. :)

Shop-dipity!!! 

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Working Monday – Jumping Pearls and Randomness

How was everyone’s weekend? It’s working Monday again. I have not done much on weekend except to relief a half day class for a friend. Managed to get a pack of Garett Popcorn. I must say it was pop-licious. Totally love the caramel which melts in my mouth. I had a wonderful evening with Jonathan all thanks to lovely mother who helped to babysit the children. I took the opportunity to visit Old Airport Road’s raving for “老伴” beancurd. The beancurd is sweet-licious. Dad said, the beancurd is suited more to youngsters. He still prefers the traditional kind. The beancurd is really soft, just like jelly. No wonder Dad does not really like it. Just one weekend, I managed to taste two heavenly food. Feels so blessed. :)

Mum and Dad have left for Bangkok for their lovey-dovey trip. I too wanted a getaway with Hub so much. :(

Monday was not really blue for me. I managed to create three earrings using mother of pearl for listing.

Breaking Dawn

I love the use of 14k gold plated findings and charm on this pair of earrings while gold filled wire to attach the pearl to the charm. The whole creation reminds me of the break of dawn where the glistening sun arises from the blue horizon. Each day is full of hope. :)

Another two pairs were of the same design except that they are in different colours. They are simple yet dainty, elegant yet versatile for everyday use.

Quiescent – Opal and Rose Bronze in 925 silver findings

Quiescent – Nude Pink in 925 silver

As compared to my previous creations, I have used better quality materials like 14k gold plated and 925 silver. These materials have better tarnish resistance as compared to rhodium thus a hefty price tag too. :) In another words, these can be kept for a longer period of time and thus really nice to give as keep sake.

These items are available at ChippyChipDovey {shop}.

Did a customisation for mustache ring and necklace. They are still available for sale. :)

Still stuggling with a bridal customisation for her bridesmaids. My neck is getting nowhere waiting for my materials to arrive from US. (So eager to complete it that I may even start replacing other materials if it’s still not arriving anytime.) :(

Mother-in-law is sick and I dropped by her place in the afternoon. When I reached home, it was already about 4pm as the children wanted to visit NTUC. I managed to whip up a meal in half and hour and is really proud of myself. I got to really thank my Philip Air Fryer and conventional microwave oven. Cheeros to them :)

A dish which I have always wanted to try. All thanks to Kaiden who is learning stem vegetable in school now. To show him how an asparagus looks like, I bought a bunch of it.

It’s the season of Korean grapes again. Kaitlyn loves the grapes.

So much for randomness!!!

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Over the Weekend…

I joined a bazaar with Flashlightbatteriess and was pretty disappointed this time round. The bazaar was held at Soul, a pub at Odeon Towers. It was super cramp and pretty dark due to the lack of lightings.

I arrived at the venue about half an hour earlier and the queue was already a bend and around the building. I was pretty lucky to be able to get a spot in the bazaar. There were some who were really late, could not even get into the area. In the end, the organisers had to do a refund informing them that they ran out of tables. Some who did not want to leave actually set up their tables along the road. Though glad that I have gotten a table, my space was not exactly pleasant, I wasjust outside the female toilet and the walking space was hardly squeezeable for two people. :( Comparing to others, I was considered pretty fortunate. I tried walking around the bazaar and could see two rows of tables hiding in both corners of the pub without lighting. There was a room filled with sellers and tables as well which I would not even dare to step in. Shoppers who stepped there, claimed that the room to be a battlefield before they walked away.

I am totally disappointed with flashlightbatteriess this time round. I think they should at least survey the place before they commit.

On the bright side, for the bazaar, I actually stepped myself away from the computer and worked very hard through the weeks to create more jewelry and accessories for the event. Now that the bazaar is over, I shall be launching them on ChippyChipDovey {shop} as well as ES Creations. On top of those, I will be placing some of the items in the Toys Outpost box in Vivio.

Bloom

A set of victorian rose ear studs for your selection. They come in 10 different colours. The rose cabochon are specially imported from USA. Each flower is made using the fall and spring 2011 pantone colours. I am so in love with these sets of ear studs. Firstly, the colours are vibrant and gave out a natural sheen. Secondly, they are not painted thus even if I accidentally drop it, a little chip will not make a difference.

Can’t help but kept some of the colours for myself. :)

I also created 2 sets of earrings with the rhodium and gold plated four petals flowers earstud imported from Japan. I attached a pure white czech teardrop glass bead to the stud. With the beautifully crafted ear stud, a simple white glass is good enough to show its elegance and beauty.

Silver Blossom

Gold Blossom

Komoko

This pair of earrings was crafted with nine swarosvki pearls stringed and wired into a loop before attached a rhinestone charm. Though a simple pair of earrings, the shine from the pearl crystals and bling from the rhinestone are definitely souls attracting. :)

The bazaar is already over but I am not stopping my crafting and beading hobby. Stay tune for more items which are coming soon in both ES Creations and ChippyChipDovey {shop}. :)

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It’s Time to Say Good-bye…

Last week was a really busy and short week for me. What have I been up to?

Due to the Presidential Elections on Saturday, Monday was declared a holiday for the children.

Tuesday:  Hari Raya Haji – which means another day of public holiday.

Wednesday: last day of school for Kaiden thus busy with his farewell goodie bags.

Thursday: the Teacher’s day Celebration thus busy crafting the teacher’s day gift.

Friday: a Teacher’s Day holiday but I have got to conduct a class at my friend’s center.

Sad to say, I have had to say goodbye to my car which I have driven for almost 4 years the week before. Not sure if it’s the man’s thing, Jonathan has the tendency to change cars every 3-4 years.

This is the car which I have driven for the longest time so far so was a bit sad when Jonathan wanted a change. Besides the Ford Explorer that I have driven in US, this car is practically being driven by me 24/7 since Jonathan is always out of town. I love this car for the space though it is really a big one for me to drive around. Children love climbing from front to back, sticking their heads out of the sunroof and playing hide-and-seeking in the third row seats. The only minus for this car is the road tax and petrol, pretty straining to maintain. LOL

So what was the change?

 Okay, a Volkswagon Jetta Sports. Kaiden was pretty excited cos he remembered the logo from the show, Cars. There was this mini van in the show with the VW logo. The first time I saw the car was the time Jonathan paid for the deposit. How cool was that? 

After driving for a week or so, I enjoy the keyless system. It is really cool. With the key in my bag, I just need to place my hand at the handle, the door unlocks and locks automatically. However, I would freak out when Kaitlyn tries to lock the door with my bag still inside the car. LOL. When I alight from the car and lock the door, the engine could still be heard running cos the turbo engine needed time to cool down. That freaks me out too thinking that I forgot to off the engine. I think I need some time to get use to the change. :)

On Wednesday, it was finally Kaiden’s last day at BrightStart Montessori. BrightStart is really a nice place to be in except that they do not have extension to Kindergarten. As Kaiden will be in Kindergarten next year, I decided to send him to Kaitlyn’s school earlier so that he could get use to Marymount while his sister is still there.

Karen was really nice to hold Karina’s birthday party on Kaiden’s last day so that he could join in the fun. I prepared some goodie bags for Kaiden to give out to his classmates for his farewell.

Karen invited Kaitlyn and I to the class party. So glad that I could do a farewell together with Kaiden. :) Karen supplied the cakes while I do the drinks. :)

The cakes are really cute but not as cute as the birthday girl, Karina. :)

Kaiden enjoyed himself too and asked for second helping. :)

While the younger children were enjoying themselves to the cakes and drinks, the bigger sisters, coincidentally, the two Kaitings were having their own chit chat sessions.

Finally, it was time to really say goodbye to all his friends. He gave out the goodie bags to his friends.

Kaiden really enjoyed giving out goodie bags and not forgetting Karina. :)

With such a busy schedule, I did not craft or bead much. I spent most of my time cutting felt cloth to make many many felt flowers. 1st to make Karina’s birthday pressie and to create the children’s teacher’s day gifts.

Created this headband for Karina. :)

This is how it looks when wore.

Since it is Kaitlyn’s last year in Marymount (going to primary 1 next year) and Kaiden leaving BrightStart, I wanted to create something more personalised for them to give to their teachers and tada…. a customised card.

I added in words related to teaching, character of the teacher and teacher’s name (enlarge). LOL. Finding the card a bit simple and plain, I got Jonathan to take me to Ikea for photo frames, added the felt flowers and the result of it…..

And before I end this long post, I will doing my second giveaway soon. :)

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A Pat on my Shoulder

A new week has started. Whenever the start of a new week, I would asked myself what I have done the previous week and all the time, I ended up always feeling lousy for not achieving much. :( I then came to realise that it’s either the achievements are so minor that I could not see it or to me, it’s not an achievement at all.

The previous week was pretty eventful. :)

On Monday, I celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary at home with the children. Prepared western food dinner and steak dinner. Sumptuous. :) Thanks to Karen for reminding me. I also had a wonderful time with her children. My children and I went to her house and all the five of them mingled and played in her house. :)

On Tuesday, I had a meet up with Jonathan’s family for lunch.

On Wednesday, I went to MIL’s house in the afternoon to fry prawn crackers and it literally took up the whole afternoon.

On Thursday, it’s back to my usual schedule of chauffeuring my children up and down. It was a hectic Thursday. :(

On Friday, a time I could heave a sigh of relief. Hubby prepared a wonderful Zi Cha dinner :)

On Saturday, I attended Kaitlyn’s friend, Jasmin’s birthday party. It was pretty fun to group of children playing together. :) And at night, I met up with my own family members for a Teochew Porridge at Orchard Hotel.

On Sunday, I had to be at my MIL’s place for praying (Hungry Ghost Festival) and dinner.

It was quite a well planned week. :)

In between times, I managed to do some beading as well. :) Among my beading boxes, I found these turquoise nuggets gemstones.

I decided to create something out of it instead of letting them sit in my boxes. :) The simplest usage for these beads are to make them into necklace just like my coin pearl beads.

I tried single nugget stone. It was simple and classy. Then I tried with three nuggets.

Since this looks heavier and wider, I made this into a choker which was slighter shorter than the single turquoise stone necklace.

I also made use of the night to complete my Iris studs which have been lying around. I am in love with the colours. :)

While waiting for Kaitlyn to be off from school, I made use of my time in the car to make more knotted friendship bracelets. {smile}

Well, after I started recalling what I have done and jotting them down, I realised that I have achieved much more than I expected and that boasted my moral a little. I am going to plan what I will be doing this week so as that I could count every tasks that I have done as an achievement.

Don’t you think I deserve a pat on my shoulders? :)

What have you achieve last week? Care to share?

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ChippyChipDovey 1st Giveaway Winner

I am so excited with my 1st giveaway though there are only 8 entries. :)

Thank you so much for all your support. :)

And the lucky winner is:

Joey @ joeykayvern

I will be contacting you to claim your giveaway. :)

Congratulations. :)

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ChippyChipDovey’s 1st Ever Giveaway

ChippyChipDovey will be opening its etsy shop tomorrow. :) I will be listing items randomly at different time of the day when I managed to break away from my two little children. :)

To start off, ChippyChipDovey is going to hold its first giveaway.

The lucky winner will walk away with the

Purely Love necklace (worth $15)

This necklace was designed to commemorate my hub’s and my 10th year wedding anniversary which is on 8th Aug 2011. :) Hoping that our love will forever be pure, simple and always close to my heart. :)

The heart is made of swarosvki crystal in White Alabaster. Attached to rhodium chain and lobster clasp extension.

Want to win? You have 6 chances to enter the giveaway.

Here is how:

(leave a separate comment for each item that you have completed. Remember to leave your mode of contact (i.e email) to get in touch when you win)

1. Subcribe to ChippyChipDovey’s blog (Click on email subcription) 

2. Like CCD on Facebook

3. Follow CCD twitter

4. Spread the word via your blog, facebook and/or twitter and leave a link in the comments {up to 3 entries}

Winner will be announced on 14 August 2011. :)

Good luck!!!

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Vintage Look with a Vibe

I have created a few jewelleries with the strand of coin pearls that I have bought from Hong Kong during my trip. :) I always have had a liking for pearls and was really excited when I found them in the shape of coins. These are fresh water pearls and is about 12mm in size. I love the lusters and shine and could not wait to work on these pearls. :) Since the pearls are the center of attention, I am just going to make them simple and will be not using too many other charms or materials to outshine them.

To me, coin pearls are best to made to necklace. With only a pearl, it could already bring out the charm itself. Simple and classy.

How about adding some charms to the coin pearl. I think it would look pretty nice as well. Oh my, the coin pearls are so versatile. :) I have added a matt bird charm (imported from korea) and an amethyst briolette to this necklace.

This time round, I also ventured out to use more expensive findings such as 925 silver. I have always like thread earrings. Simple and classy with the coin freshwater pearl. :) All metal parts for this pair of earrings are made with 925 silver.

Something new that I have tried below :)  and is very satisfied with the results. Basically, I used a wire, twirled it round a pearl bead and finished off with it as a stud. Rubber backing is used in this stud. It seems easy but the twirling of the hard wire added much strain to my fingers. LOL

I will be showcasing these handmade jewelleries in ‘Where I Party’.

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