Merry Birthday, Japonicas! :)



Japonicas celebrates 2nd birthday this Nov! Yipee!!
Japonicas is filled with gratitude for all the support and encouragement
that you have showered us for the past year!
It has been a very fruitful and exciting year for us! :)

Well, guess it is time to give back to all our lovely supporters!
Nov and Dec is packed with so many promotions, contests, workshops and mystery gifts to share with you!
We sincerely hope that you will have an enjoyable time shopping with Japonicas
as we have enjoyed crafting those beautiful trinkets for you and your loved ones!


Highlights:

- 15% off necklaces purchased from Japonicas website from 15-30 Nov!
Please quote "Merry Birthday Japonicas!"

- Free Gift with purchase of 3 rings or 3 hairpin sets (or a combination)!

- Mystery Gift with purchase of $100 (after discount)!

- Send us your birthday greetings and win Japonicas Surprise Gift Pack!

- Participate in "I Heart Japonicas" photo contest to win Japonicas $50 vouchers!

- Launch of new blooms and exciting range of items (teddy bears & prints)!

- Handmade-A-Fair, workshops to learn new crafts and to explore your creativity!


Japonicas Surprise Gift Pack!

The first 20 customers who wish Japonicas a 'Happy Birthday'
in the message box when making a purchase @ Japonicas website,
will win for yourself a Japonicas Surprise Gift Pack, filled with handmade goodies!

Your gift pack will be enclosed and shipped together with your purchase :)


I Heart Japonicas

Simply love wearing your Japonicas?
Come show us photos of you and your friends posing with some of your favorite trinkets!

The three most creative photos will stand to win 50 dollars Japonicas vouchers! :)

Closing Date: 24 Dec
Time: 12 noon


How to participate:

- Restricted to two photo per person.
Hence, please send your most creative photo(s) to hello@japonicas.com

- Please include your name, email and caption for each photo.

- Winners will be notified via email on 25-26 Dec (Xmas Surprise!!).

- All photos submitted will belong to Japonicas.


Capture the Moment

Would you like to customize Traveller,
our best selling trinket as a lifetime keepsake
or a thoughtful gift for your loved one?

Send us your photo and we will include
it as a pendant with this stunning crystal-filled camera charm.
Price: $70 (nett)

P.S. photo in high resolution and preferably in portrait orientation.

Contact order@japonicas.com for further enquiries or to place an order.

All orders will be shipped 1 Dec.
(Will be in time for Christmas worldwide)


Request for Gift Wrap and Gift tag

We provide free gift wrapping!
Drop us a message when you are making purchase at Japonicas website.

Leave us your personal message if you need us to pen it on a gift tag.

We would love to send your warmest greetings to your loved one! :)


 

Handmade-A-Fair



For this year's Handmade-A-Fair, Knotty Bicsie will be showcasing a group of
talented instructors who are dedicated to share their passion & craft :)
There are limited seats for every workshops.
So do sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Closing Date for registration is 5 Dec

Japonicas will be having three workshops, namely:
1. My Mini Garden (12 Dec, 1-3pm, $50/pax)
2. Bead-It-Your-Way Charming Session (18 Dec, 11-1pm, $50/pax)
3. Bead-It-Your-Way Nostalgic Session (19 Dec, 2-4pm, $75/pax)


Terrarium - My Mini Garden


Terrariums are miniature enclosed gardens, which are self-sustainable and
need minimal care from the owner once it is properly set-up.
No watering will be needed! They thrive well indoors and make ideal
office-desk or dining-table decorations.
Witness how the plants 'breathe' and grow in the ecosystem created by you!
Participants will learn the essential tips on how to set-up a simple terrarium.

All materials will be supplied, including tiny ornaments for participants to put in their newly created terrarium!
Instructor, Mary, will guide you through in creating your very own unique mini garden to bring home with! :)


Bead-It-Your-Way! A Charming Session.


You are given an opportunity to explore your creativity and to put your imagination into reality.
Jet will guide you through in creating your very own, unique & trendy bag charm! :)


Bead-It-Your-Way! A Nostalgic Session.


You are given an opportunity to explore your creativity and to put your imagination into reality.
Jet will guide you through in creating your very own, unique & nostalgic photo locket necklace! :)

Contact hello@japonicas.com if you have further enquiries or if you would like to register for any workshop.

Please refer to Knotty Bicsie for more interesting crafty workshops this Dec!


 

New Items in Japonicas Website!!


Lovely Handmade Bear Collection


Come visit our new collection of handmade bears!

These adorable bears will be great gifts for your loved ones this holiday!
Each teddy is unique in its own way.

Want to surprise that special someone this Christmas?
Purchase a necklace from Japonicas and top up $45 for a handmade limited edition teddy bear.
Nemo or Pinu would love to adorn the lovely trinket to surprise your loved one!
Have fun! :)

Click Teddy Collection to see more details :)


Happy Pinu, smiling away...

Pinu is a very soft and fuzzy amigurumi crocheted and sewed teddy bear.
She is made of white mohair and yarn with safety eyes and stuffed with polyfil.

Little Pinu has pink cheeks and comes with a pink scarf with a tiny yellow button to keep her warm.

She is about 3.7 inches tall (9.5 cm) and 2.7 inches wide (7 cm).

Pinu is a custom order for Japonicas' supporters!
Jet loves white!!! Wahahaha....


Charming Nemo.

Nemo is a very soft and fuzzy amigurumi teddy bear.
He is made of fuzzy polyester fabric and acrylic yarn with safety eyes and stuffed with polyfil.

He is about 3.5 inches tall (9 cm) and 2.7 inches wide (7 cm).

He is the best selling chap! :)


 

New Items in Japonicas Website!!


Come visit our new shop, Blue Rabbit Gallery

These stunning prints will be great gifts for your loved ones this holiday!
We provide framing of prints or alternate print sizes.
Refer to the image above, we have shabby chic victorian inspired photo frames in assorted shapes and sizes.

Do drop us a note @ hello@japonicas.com to find out more!
We also gladly combine shipping with purchases from Japonicas boutique too! :)


 

Bead It Your Way Workshop @ Hwa Chong Institution



So excited about Japonicas' 1st workshop!


 

Japonicas blooming at FieJapan



Take a stroll in our new garden, FieJapan.
Enjoy the fresh air and discover our new blooms...

Branches:
Bugis Junction Unit #01-16
Raffles City Shopping Centre Unit #02-30
Ion Orchard Unit #B3-41
Hitachi Tower Unit #02-08A


Hope you like them! :)


 

Our New Chapter!



Our new chapter in life!
Filled with much joy and excitement! :)

Stay tuned, we will be updating our blog with tons of lovely photos!


 

Frankie and Seventeen Magazines too! Oh Woah!


Frankie Magazine Issue 35 May/June 2010, Australia.
Traveller Necklace


I love love love this magazine!
Learn the latest beats in Art, Fashion, Music, Craft and Life :)
Gorgeous pictures and handmade stuff, totally cool!
Totally flattered, thank you! *Muacks*


Seveteen Magazine May Issue 2010, Singapore.
Key to our Love Story Necklace


Thanks Alisa for picking this lovely trinket from PLUCK!
Totally old-school and what a lovely lovely shot! :)


 

Japonicas' very 1st Interview :)



Japonicas is featured in an interview by Nanz Inc ezine.
This online article by Linli, introduces Etsy to the readers.
Click here to read about the interview :)


 

Sunshine in my eyes...


This is the second year Japonicas make our way to St James Wardrobe Raids. :)
Releasing our new collection, 'Sunshine in my eyes'.
Many whimsical, elegant and subtly magical trinkets await you.
This will be our last bazaar till August!
Drop by for a chit chat over our new blooms :)
Hope to see you there!

Venue: Fashbash Wardrobe Raids (St James Power Station)
Date: 25 Apr (Sun)
Time: 1pm - 6pm
*We are located INSIDE the power station!

Catch you there! :)  


 

Wedding Bells


Oh, I can't believe it is going to be end of April so soon!
It's just three months from my wedding and there seem to be tons of things to do! LOL!
Well, I am pretty much enjoying the process though,
designing my evening gowns, wedding website, floral arrangement and decor
to crafting my wedding favors and gifts! :)

Only my honeymoon is still a mystery!
Ace has it all planned and I guess I will get to know where I am going
on that very day itself! How exciting!

If you are wondering who made those adorable wedding couple,
well, (drum roll....) it is Betsy! :)
Thanks for the effort, my dear friend!
I will definitely get them involved in my photo taking! :P
Share with you some wedding photos soon!


 

Hello Adda :)


Betsy has a baby!!
I have specially put together a lovely hamper for this little one
to welcome her to this beautiful world :)
Bright and colorful animal themed stuff all tucked in a white basket.
Adda, hope you have a blessed and healthy life :)


 

From sketches to reality!


I am really honored to have a wonderful session with Dawn, a very creative crafter :)
Well, you will be impressed with the sketches that she has drawn
prior to our workshop.
Countless of creative ideas and designs!
It is such a pleasure to be able to help her 'transform' those lovely
designs into reality!
Oh how I really adore her creations! :)


Materials well prepared prior to Dawn's arrival.


Creative hands working on those teeny beads and crystals.
It is indeed a challenge for a beginner!


A book of inspirations and creative designs! :)


Lovely collection specially crafted by Dawn :)
She is so eager to bring them home and enjoy wearing them very soon!


Thank you so much for your kind compliments too!

Pls write in to hello@japonicas.com if you would like to arrange
for your customized workshop!


 

We made it to the Press!


Olumpus User Magazine Issue 20 Spring 2010, United Kingdom.
Traveller Necklace


Totally flattered that the photo that I have taken is published in
the user magazine of such a well-known camera brand!
Can't help smiling the entire day! :)


The West Australian Style, Australia WA.
Alice in Wonderland Necklace


Just in time for the movie screening of Alice in the Wonderland!


 

Your smiles :)


Genova - gift from a thoughtful boyfriend :)


Customized Wedding Necklace with engraved initials - gift from the beautiful bride :)

Your smiles & your happiness...

We are very flattered to be given an opportunity to create something for you or your loved ones.

Glad that our paths have crossed and we have brought some happiness to you! :)
Hope you will remember Japonicas through the trinkets we have specially crafted for you.
Thanks for giving us the strength to continue pursuing our dreams :)


 

It came home :)


A very very old piece of Japonica came home! :)
I am so happy to know that this lovely trinket is still being loved
and worn by a very sweet lady, Serene.
Serene bought this bracelet more than 2 years ago during Japonicas'
very first Xmas bazaar at Cineleisure!

I have had the fallen charm replaced and other old parts fixed!
Now it is ready to capture more attention with its new glitter! :)
Thanks Serene, for your well wishes and support!


 

See you @ SAM


Tons of new Japonicas and postcards awaits you :)
It has been a while since I last see you.
Make your way here so we can do some catching up over our new blooms.
Hope to see you there! :)


Event: Bazaar at SAM Inside Out Party
Date: 20 Mar (Sat)
Time: 6.30pm - 2am
Venue: SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen Street
(Within walking distance from City Hall MRT Station)


 

Your Hands


Your Hands.

Get them creating.
Realise the design that has always been lingering in your mind.
Pamper yourself or craft some lovely trinkets for your friends.
Enjoy the process and
Be contented with the fruits of your hard work.
We are most delightful to conduct workshops for
a small group of friends or on a one-to-one basis.
Workshops can be held at the convenience of your house,
during one of your girlie gatherings or even a party!

Write in to us with the following details to make a reservation:

- nature of workshop (mobile charm, bag charm, earrings, bracelet, necklace, etc)
- number of attendees
- preferred date, time and venue (address)
- contact details, name and mobile number
- budget (if applicable)


 

This is it


Under the romantic sky filled with stars.
Allow your hair to dance in the cool night breeze.
Enjoy browsing through our whimsical and nature inspired trinkets.
Admire our beautiful collection of prints.
We shall see you there.

Event: X'mas Mille Fleur Bazaar
Date: 18 - 19 Dec
Time: 6pm - 12 mid night
Venue: Clarke Quay
(Near the Central Fountain Square, Clinic)

If you are just too busy, come Christmas shopping at our website.
We will *ship to your loved ones with no additional charges!
All items will be lovingly packaged and ready as gifts!
Last order on 22 Dec.

Wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful and white Christmas!

(^_____________^)

*applies to local address only.


 

Hohoho...


Join us for some Christmas fun and shopping at Tampines!
We will be selling our new blooms and prints.
Come visit us and get some lovely handmade gifts for your loved ones this Christmas.

Event: KuchiKu Variety Xmas Fair
Date: 10 - 16 Dec (Thurs - Wed)
Time: 10am - 10pm
Venue: Century Square

See you there!

(^___________________^)


 

Santa's Little Helpers :)


Checking it twice!
Before finalising your list for the gift giving season, be sure to pay us a visit.
We have added 40 new pieces of amazing work to our collection!

With our pretty new blooms and free gift wrapping, Japonicas can help you make this
Christmas a memorable one! :)

Place your order online or come visit us this Dec!

Event: KuchiKu Variety Xmas Fair
Date: 10-16 Dec
Time: 10am -10pm
Venue: Century Square

Event: X'mas Mille Fleur Bazaar
Date: 18-19 Dec
Time: 6pm -12 mid night
Venue: Clarke Quay

Event: Ettusais Girls?Day Out
Date: 19 Dec
Time: 1pm - 6pm
Venue: Orchard Building Level 12

*Please note that we have cancelled the bazaar at Terminal 3 this weekend.

Happy Shopping!

(^___________________^)


 

Invitation to Japonicas Tea Party :)


It has been a fruitful and joyous year for Japonicas!
As the founder of Japonicas, I have realized that I have gained so much
from choosing this less travelled path, and I am not regretting a single moment!
It has also been my greatest pleasure to know you through Japonicas and
to be able to share with you the joy of crafting!

Your support and encouragement for the past year have given me
the strength to continue pursuing my dreams! :)
In return, I have arranged for a tea party, a get-together for us to
catch up with each other, chit-chat, relax and have some fun!
Hence, I do hope you can take time off your busy schedule to attend this humble little party of ours. :)

We are looking forward to see you at the party! :)

Date: 28 Nov 09 (Sat)
Time: 430pm - 630pm
Venue: PLUCK (Second level)


P.S. PLUCK is located along Haji lane. About 5-10 mins walking distance
from Bugis MRT station, opposite to Raffles Hospital. See map here

How to participate:
- Email us at hello@japonicas.com or text us at 98783911 with your
name, contact number and email address.
- Feel free to bring along your friends! Their particulars are required as well.
- Please note that we only accept cash at the party.
- Closing date is 23 Nov.

Please refer to the newsletter on this topic here


 

Hello from PLUCK


Japonicas has scattered its seedlings at PLUCK!

PLUCK is a beautiful little boutique, along the Haji lane,
housing a lovely collection of both vintage and new home furnishings and accessories
as well as jewellery and apparel by local and overseas designers.
In order to complete your shopping experience, PLUCK also has a small little ice cream parlour
that serves homemade ice cream and delectable desserts! How thoughtful! :)


Mary took leave to accompany me in the delivery of our blooms to PLUCK. How nice of her ! :)
Aisah, the owner of this beautiful and stylish boutique, is kind enough to
let Japonicas occupy the space right at the entrance of the shop. :)


I have decided on using this stunning reindeer display (from Canada),
well, which seems very appropriate at this time of the year. :)
Love the way the rings are placed on the horns, bracelet at the neck and
necklaces over the body of the reindeer!


We get ourselves busy with tagging and displaying the Japonicas,
while Aisah served some ice cream to her very early customers!
I have crafted three one-of-a-kind pieces for PLUCK and many other blooms are
exclusive to this lovely boutique as well :)
You will also find our new blooms at PLUCK in future!

You definitely have to visit this beautiful boutique to check out our
blooms and the wonderful handmade items this lovely shop has to offer!
No worries about getting unique gifts for your loved ones this Christmas! :)
Now grab a few of your girl friends and head to PLUCK this weekend! :)


 

Whispers in the Wind


Japonicas has launched the first newsletter, Whispers in the wind!

I have spent quite a while designing and drafting this newsletter
and I do hope you will enjoy reading it! :)

Please feel free to forward the newsletter to your friends
and help spread words around!
Thanks so much in advance! :)

If you would like to subscribe for our newsletter, please complete
this simple online form.

We welcome feedbacks on our Japonicas and newsletters as well!
Drop us a note to voice your thoughts or give us a pat on our shoulders! ;P


 

Japonicas 1st Tea Party


Japonicas celebrates 1st birthday this Nov!

We are planning a fun-filled tea party for all Japonicas friends out there!
So please confirm your attendance today!! :)

Date: 28 Nov 09
Time: 4 -7pm
Venue: (To Be Advised - most likely to be centralised location)


How to participate:

- Email us at hello@japonicas.com with your name, contact number,
email address and estimated arrival time
to confirm your attendance!

- Feel free to bring along your friends! Their particulars are required as well.

- Closing date is 23 Nov.

Highlights:

- Door gift upon confirmation of attendance.

- New blooms from Japonicas & many handmade items from Japonicas' creative friends!

- 15% discount on any Japonicas product for anyone who comes wearing her Japonicas!

- I made it! session whereby you can create your own bracelet.

- Win creative prizes from our lucky draw!

- Prize giving for winners of the I heart Japonicas photo contest.

- Cake cutting and lalala birthday song singing for Japonicas!

- Enjoy some home cooked finger food, drinks & ice-cream!

- Sign up for classes to create something for your loved ones this Christmas!

Details about the tea party will be published in Japonicas blog in the coming week.


 

I heart Japonicas Photo Contest


Simply love wearing your Japonicas?
Come show us photos of you and your friends posing with some of your favorite trinkets!

The five most creative photos will stand to win 50 dollars Japonicas vouchers! :)

Closing Date: 27 Nov
Time: 12 noon


How to participate:
- Restricted to two photo per person. Hence, please send
your most creative photo(s) to hello@japonicas.com
- Vouchers will be presented during Japonicas 1st Tea Party.
- All photos submitted will belong to Japonicas.


 

All I want for Christmas is...


Do you have something in mind that you wish for this Christmas?
Drop a hint to your loved ones now!

Click on My Wish List and drop a hint about the Japonica you wish for this Christmas.
Have fun! :)


 

Japonicas blooming in The Shop


Japonicas is now blooming in The Shop at the Arts House!
We are so happy that Japonicas have found a good home! :)


Ace and I had an enjoyable time preparing our little 'booth' in The Shop.
We took quite a while searching for the perfect white shelf, props,
preparing paperwork and designing Japonicas exclusive to The Shop.
Love the branch-like candle display with sparrows where I have placed the floral rings!
Shopping and picking the rings will be like plucking flowers from the tree! LOL!
We have displayed little pots of green and white bird cage on the shelf
and we love the results! Hope you enjoy it too! :D


Do pop by to say hello to the fresh blooms when you are free!
Well, we are really happy that our Japonicas found their first home! :)


 

Special Invitation to Handmade-A-Fair


HAPPY BIRTHDAY KNOTTY BICSIE! Yipee! :D

Well, you must have remembered my friend, Betsy,
who is super talented in knitting & crochet, with her brand Knotty Bicsie :)

Knotty Bicsie is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary in October!
Betsy has pulled together some wonderful artist-designer-crafter-friends
and we will be having our very own mini Handmade-A-Fair
at Knotty Bicsie's 3rd Birthday Celebration. :)
How cool is that!!

You can enjoy shopping lovely handmade items at discounted rates,
have quick chats with the talented masterminds behind those wonderful creations,
enter the lucky draw to win yourself some beautiful handmade prizes and
get a goodie bag too (if you confirm your attendance),
all in the comfort at Betsy's lovely home studio! :)
How exciting! :D

You can check out the details here


Drop a comment in Knotty Bescie's blog to win this adorable Knotty Phant! :)


Stand to win this Japonica and many other amazing handmade prizes
with every $30 spent in a single receipt :)

Please note that there will be a little helper
tending Japonicas' humble white booth during the party.
Ace & I would love to be around (been waiting for this since last Oct!),
however, we will be heading to Hong Kong then! :(
Nevertheless, please write to me to reserve any Japonicas
so that I can prepare and place them aside for you :)

Don't miss out on the new Japonicas!


Event: Knotty Bicsie Handmade-A-Fair
Venue: Knotty Bicsie Studio @ Blk 467B, Admiralty Drive
Date: 31st Oct (Sat)
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Admission: Free. Pls email Betsy (bicsie@gmail.com) by 26th Oct (Mon)
to RSVP & to reserve a goodie bag each.
Knotty Becsie Website: www.knottybicsie.com.sg
Knotty Becsie Blog: www.knottybicsie.blogspot.com


 

New Japonicas!


YEAH! New blooms are here to meet you again! :)

Many of them are limited edition.

So please place your order before they are plucked by someone else :)

Enjoy admiring the new blooms!


 

Pretty Painting in my Workspace :)


This pretty little thing now sits on my working table :)

I have specially requested for a US artist to paint this for me.

Love to display it in my home studio one day!

I dream that there will be tons of creations from

artists and designers from all over the world! :)

Can't wait for the day to come!!


 

Look out for Japonicas in Chic Magazine :D


Look out for Japonicas' ad in Chic late Nov & early Dec issue!
How exciting! :)

Chic is a budding local fashion magazine, full of fashion upbeats and goodies!
You may want to purchase an issue to check it out.
I love the section featuring new extotic hangouts and chic boutiques to visit! :)

Anyway, we hope by advertising in Chic, more people will get to know
Japonicas and our line of jewelry! :)
In addition, Nov & Dec are definitely a great time
to do some serious shopping and pampering! LOL! :)

Stay tuned to our blog and website as there are tons of new blooms
and exciting activities towards the end of the year!
You will find something for your family, friends and of course, yourself! :)


 

New on the shelf :)


Finally!
Our new batch of Japonicas.
Come on join me in the garden now! :)

Just to share with you some of my favorites in this release~


La ou est mon moineau?
Where is my sparrow?

An empty cage.
Where has the sparrow gone?

A nostalgic minature vintage bird cage.
So delicate and well made.
Love the rustic appearance; vintage marks and peeling paint.
Simply cannot irresistable.
Measures about 1.8 inch.

The birdcage is nicely sized and light weighted, very tasteful indeed.
The door of the birdcage can swing open and close.
Stretch your creativity and include some of your favorite things inside this cage.
A door key? A lip stick?

This whimsical rustic burnt bird cage dangles gracefully
beneath a petite pink rose bud and swavorski ivory pearl.


Bunny Diary.

So soft, so gentle, so feminine.
Love the delicate and soft touch of this charming necklace.

This little bunny lives in the whimsical rose garden hidden inside the magical book locket.
The combination looks ridiculously dainty, classy, and romantic.


Vous Ítes mon destin.
You are my destiny.

A stunning miniature ring.
A beauty on its own!
Love the sparkle from this stunning huge stunning rhinestone.
Definitely an attention seeker.
One side of ring is littered with glistening crystals.
Measures about half an inch.

Dangles gracefully alongside with a hand stamped and hand antiqued tag.
'Vous Ítes mon destin' which means 'You are my destiny'.

The combination looks ridiculously expensive and classy, simple and elegant.


Alice in the Wonderland.

A story.
A definite favorite for fantasy and fairytale fans!

Victorian fleur etching details on the edges of locket.
Measures a little more than an inch.
A whimsical pocket watch face charm dangles gracefully on the cover of the book locket.
Something that the bunny holds in his hand in the story.

A pearly shell bunny shaped charm that hangs gracefully above the combination.
This character pops right out from the book!

Hope you like some of my recommendations!! :)  


 

Some pictures we took in UK! Enjoy!



Here are a few shots Ace took with his new toy (Canon 1000D, which I bought him!) in UK :)

Prints are available if you would love to take them home! :)


Dandy.
My favorite! Kinda obvious why!! lol...


Imagination.
Don't you think that it looks like one of the creatures in ICE AGE?


Dream.
Whimsical and dream-like! Guess what is this?


Wishing Tree.
Almost like one of my creation!
Hammer a coin into the tree trunk which will grant you a wish!


 

Japonicas' First Trophy!! :D



A million thanks to all my friends and die-hard Japonicas supporters!
This trophy belongs to US! :)

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2009
proudly organised by Cairnhill Community Centre, Youth Executive Committee (YEC).
The competition was a short one, lasting only for 3 hours
on a Sunday morning outside Plaza Singapura!

I am very thankful to all Japonicas' friends who had specially made a trip down to support us. :)
I am pretty sure we would have done better if the competition was held at night.
Nevertheless, we have much fun and it was a great experience too!

Well, sound like making a speech after receiving an award,
but I really can't thank you enough for all the support you have showered me! :)
Thank you thank you thank you! :D
Even a little compliment goes a long way yup!
So keep them coming! LOL :P  


 

Yohoo!!!



Apologies that I am not updating my blog as regular as I should be! :/
I understand that many of you have been faithfully checking my blog for updates
& browsing through my website for fresh Japonicas!
I am most appreciative! Thank you! :D

Well, I promise to write much more often from now onwards :)
There are so many things to update; the Youth Entrepreneur Challenge, my sister's wedding,
my trip to NewCastle, London & Scotlant, my new batch of Japonicas,
my plans for CHRISTMAS & Japonicas' 1st Birthday!!
I have got tons & tons of pictures to publish and so much to say! LOL! :)

Stay tuned! Once I got all the photos from Ace, I will be sharing them with you! :)

Catch you really soon! Cheers! :)  


 

Night Festival 2009! Come enjoy the cooling night breeze :)



Come and enjoy late night shopping around Singapore Art Museum/SMU this coming Friday & Saturday! :)

There are so many fun activities to brighten up your weekend!

~ Pamper yourself with fresh blooms at Japonicas' humble little white stall
amongst many other stalls in the Late Night Bazaar at SMU Li Ka Shing Library.

~ Grab some good bargains at the Branded Warehouse Sale
(e.g. Blush!, Playboy, Arrow, Hardy Amies, etc) at SMU Li Ka Shing Library.

~ Have fun watching movies under the stars.

~ Enjoy free admission to Peranakan Museum, Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore.

~ Don't miss out the Pyrotechnic displays by the Loop of Fortune too!

This is also the last chance for you to participate in Japonicas' great lelong lelong sales!

Come pick some Japonicas into your basket Online Sales Catalogue
and pick them up on that starry nights! :)

Up to 60% discount!!

All Japonicas on sales while stock last! Come before the garden becomes bare!

See you soon! :)

Event: Night Festival 2009
Venue: SMU Li Ka Shing Library
Date: 10 & 11 July (Friday & Saturday)
Time: 7.30pm - 2.00am  


 

Great Lelong Lelong Japonicas Sales! :)


It's the time of the year again!

Sales, sales and more hot sales!

You can't miss this great lelong lelong Japonicas sales for sure!

Come visit our Online Sales Catalogue and pick some Japonicas into your basket :)

Up to 60% discount!!

All Japonicas on sales while stock last! Come before the garden becomes bare! :)

Enjoy shopping and have fun!  


 

Japonicas needs your support!! :D


June is a special month for Japonicas :)
Japonicas experiences her first Great Singapore Sales
and...
enters the Inaugural Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2009!!
How exciting! :)

Cairnhill Community Club (CC) Youth Executive Committee (YEC) aims to
encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation amongst youths in
Singapore through the simple platform of a competitive business event :)

Japonicas is calling out to all friends and fans of Japonicas
to come and support us in this 2 hours competition!
We need you to WIN! :D

Well, in order to make this a fun-filled and exciting event for you,
Japonicas will have....

~ many new budding blooms for you to pick!

~ 10% off any purchase of $100 & above during the competition

~ 5% off any online orders to be collected during the competition
website: www.japonicas.com

~ free handmade gifts for purchase above $50

~ detash Japonicas to be picked

We are very thankful to everyone who has supported Japonicas in one way or the other :)
Japonicas will not come this far without you :)

Plaza Singapura Atrium is where Japonicas first met many of you :)
We will be there this Sunday, hoping to see you once again :)

Come cheer for Japonicas! :)

Event: Inaugural Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2009
Venue: Plaza Singapura Atrium
(Main enterance of PS)
Date: 7 June
Time: 10am - 12noon  
 


 

Reserve your time for Japonicas!


This is the schedule for Japonicas this May!!
Remember to reserve your time and block your calendar for us :)
Catch you there! :D

Event: Mille Fleur Bazaar
Venue: Clarke Quay Central Square
(the fountain area near clinic)
Dates: 1 & 2 May
Time: 6pm - Midnight

Event: Talent Search
Venue: Heeren
(the fountain area in front of HMV)
Dates: 16 & 17 May
Time: 11am - 10pm

Event: Talent Search
Venue: Heeren
(the fountain area in front of HMV)
Dates: 23 & 24 May
Time: 11am - 10pm  


 

Come pick our new blooms!!


This is what many of you have been waiting for!
FINALLY! Our new blooms are online, ready to be picked and loved :)
Catch glimpses of them in the 'Fresh Picks' section in Japonicas website.
Many new japonicas are limited editions and do pick them up before the garden runs bare! :)

You can place online orders for the new blooms or visit us at our
upcoming bazaars to see and touch them!! :) Japonicas will be meeting you
thrice in May! Stay tune for the updates on the venues, dates and
time of the bazaars!

We hope to see you soon! :D  


 

Add Japonicas in your Facebook


Add Japonicas in your facebook and get latest updates while you are
online :) Feel free to browse through our online albums and catch up with
us by online messaging :)

Facebook Account: hello@japonicas.com

We are currently revamping our online catalogue in Japonicas website.
Watch that space (Fresh Picks) as we will be publishing many new items soon!! :)  


 

Japonicas Friends Card!


We have come up with a loyalty card scheme to reward all Japonicas
supporters for your repeated purchases and dedicated support!
You know who you are! :)

You will be issued a Japonicas receipt for any purchase made from now
onwards. Be sure to safekeep these receipts. :) Once you have accumulated
S$250 worth of combined receipts, you will be given a Japonicas friend
card! This adorable card is designed by Mary, a friend and an artist I
have mentioned in my previous entry. Thanks so much! :)

Bring this card along when you visit us at the bazaars and you will
be entitled 5% discount off your future purchases! How exciting! :)

We would like to emphasize that all items from Japonicas are lovingly
crafted and unique in nature. We are very thankful for the support you
have given us thus far! Gracias! :)

New Japonicas Receipt as below. How is that? :)

 


 

H.E.A.R.T Market - support charity, support local artists :)


This April, H.E.A.R.T Market will be featuring Very Special Arts,
Singapore and Friends of the Disabled Society. Both charities will be
showcasing the handicrafts and artworks of artists with disabilities. We
encourage you to make a donation to their donation boxes, or even find out
more about their volunteering opportunities. :)

Along with the charities, Japonicas will be setting up our usual
humble little stall to promote handmade jewelry together with other fellow
budding young entrepreneurs and artists. There will be a band to keep you
entertained while you shop! :)

Venue: H.E.A.R.T Market (Sculptured Square)
Date: 11 & 12 Apr (Sat & Sun)
Time: 10am - 7pm

Refer to the map below for detailed directions:



Catch you there! :)  


 

My Favorites

Genova

Absolutely gorgeous and my pride! Much prettier in person.
My favorite and most delightful piece for now :)

A gorgeous and realistic peachy coral reddish rosebud with darker shades of leaves at the bottom of the bud. The rosebuds are almost real and
they are very rare! Each of them are handmade and unique in their very own
way :) Totally heart it!

The rosebud is lovingly accompanied with a medium sized, antiqued
brass, victorian styled heart shaped locket. A suitable size to place the
photos of your loved ones and to be worn eveyday, so close to your
heart :) I love lockets, as they are so wonderful and meaningful,
absolutely nostasgic and whimsical. You can include a photo in the locket
and give it to your loved one. It will be such a meaningful gift. :)

I have included two pieces of leaves, one antiqued brass with slightly
rougher texture over a slender and smooth brass one. Complementing each
other in texture, color and size. Wonderful :)

An vintage and whimsical angel wing. Just like the Little Prince's Rose, just a smaller version. Love that gorgeous vintage wing!

This gorgeous combination hungs gracefully on a gorgeous antiqued
brass chain. I love the uniqueness of this chain. Absolutely dainty and
stunning! This chain is tailed with a flower clasp, a signature for
Japonicas' fine work of art :)

Ross


Ross is definitely one of my favorites and pride!

A gorgeous and realistic two tones, blushing pink and white rosebud
lovingly accompanied with a string of medium sized, sea blue glass beads
and tailed with white melon glass beads. The color combination is
absolutely stunning, dainty and classy :) Silver plated wire is used to
connect each of the bead and you wll get excellent workmanship, I promise :)

I am thrilled with the existence of the hollow transparent blow glass
bead, which kicks in a little surprise and an excitement to the necklace :)

This gorgeous combination hungs gracefully on a dainty rodhium silver
toned designer's chain, resistant to tarnish and sturdy. This chain is
tailed with a flower clasp, a signature for Japonicas' fine work of art :)
Classy, Dainty, Whimsical, Feminine, Signature.

Theresa


Marie Anotoinette inspired piece.

Imagine wearing it whilst drinking Jasmine tea from pretty floral
china cups and eating fondant fancies...

The pendant consists of a gorgeous and dainty blushing pink rose
seated on a white snowflake-like filigree. A teardrop seafoam glass bead
dangles gracefully beneath. I heart the color combination, so whimsical!

This combination is lovingly accompanied with a chain made up of
swavorski white pearls, very feminine and elegant. I have included two
pink glass rosebud beads with the pearls to enhance the daintiness and
they appears just gorgeous!

This chain is tailed with a flower clasp, a signature for Japonicas'
fine work of art :)  


 

BZ Little Bees!


It has been a busy month for Japonicas! Indeed!
We are never more keen to meet and make more friends
who simpy adore our creations!
Working hard, we hope that Japonicas can gain more exposure and
strength to take greater heights! Yippee! :)

We will be at Tampines Mall and St James Power Station this weekend!
Well, I have been keeping myself extremely bz bz bz
replenishing stock and such, so that you will have plenty to explore
when you next visit my humble little white stall. Sounds good? :)

Venue: Tampines Mall Level 4 (Open Plaza)
Date: 21 Feb (Sat)
Time: 12pm - 8pm

Venue: Fashbash Wardrobe Raids (St James Power Station)
Date: 22 Feb (Sun)
Time: 12pm - 6pm
*We are located INSIDE the power station!

Catch you there! :)  


 

Catch Us at SMU this Friendship Day!

If you have missed the opportunity to meet us at Clarke Quay, do drop by to say
hello this V day at SMU! Your last chance to grab some trinkets for your
lovely friends to reward them for being so wonderful and sweet!

Watch out for a stretch of little white tents, one of them will house
our humble little stall! You can refer to the map above for directions.
We are right across Hotel Rendezvous, probably 5 minutes walk from the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station.

Dates: 12-14 Feb
Time: 12pm - 10pm
Venue: SMU School of Economics Level 1 (Open to Public)

If you have yet decided what to get for your loved ones this V day, this is
your last opportunity to place order for the customized V day Special 'You
are My Special Angel' necklaces. You can place your orders now and collect
the chains at our SMU bazaar. The chains will be lovingly packaged and
ready as gifts! So no worries about gift wrapping!

Take Care and hope to see you there! :)  


 

You are my Special Angel

Ace & I are totally into making creative and handmade gifts for each other on special occasions.
Well, we would love to pass on this passion to you and your loved ones
this Valentine's Day aka Friendship Day!

Customize something unique for loved ones in celebration of your
beautiful and ever-lasting relationships! :)

'You are my special angel' comes with your customized picture as the pendant and lovingly
accompanied by a gorgeous and elaborated angel wing. The larger one is for him
and the smaller one for her. The combination is lovingly accompanied with an
antiqued brass designer chain, dainty but sturdy, and tailed with an
antiqued brass flower clasp (for her).

Vintage, Tasteful, Sentimental.

'You are my special angel' is priced at $96, which includes two beautiful customized chains.
Just send us your pictures and we will do the rest! :)

We do customization to suit your preference as well!

Do write in to us on your requirements!

We will try our very best to accomodate! :)  


 

It's Jet's Day! Yipee!

Looking for me? I went skiving! Hahaha! :P

Well, I was almost completely drained after the bazaar at Plaza Singapura.
Hence, my birthday was the best excuse for me to take a short break and enjoy! Yeah! :)

Such an adorable cartoon by Mary to kick-start my wonderful and exciting day! :)

I received an invitation from Ace a couple of days before my birthday.
Was wondering what is he up to this time!
We probably have exhausted all our creative ideas!
Hmmm....

This is my birthday surprise! A chalet BIG enough to house many!

Treasure hunting in progress...
I need to follow the clues to hunt down my presents in the chalet! How fun!

My presents!! Finally! Love them!
Ace probably see that I am pretty into Little Miss XXX tees lately.
Hence, he created these characters who are supposed to reflect my traits.
Hahaha! What is that supposed to mean? :D

I am back! Fully recharged and never more eager to create more! :)  


 

Valentine's Day Special

If you are one of the many who has been enquiring about Japonicas'
next move, this is it! We will be having a stall at Mille Fleur Bazaar,
located at Clarke Quay Central Square on the 16th and 17th Jan!!
So do drop by to say "Hello!" :)

We will be featuring our fresh Valentine's Day blooms in the bazaar
and many of them are limited editions aka rare species! (Kindly
note that we will only publish the pictures of our remaining stock
onto our website after the bazaar as we foresee that some of
the designs may be sold out during the bazaar!) With love in the
air, your Japonica will be packaged in a blushing pink, V-day edition
pouch too! So when would be a better day to hint for a V-day gift?
Perhaps it will be a good idea to bring your boyfriend or hubby along?!

If you intend to get any specific Japonicas at our stall, do write
to us to pre-order, well, just to avoid any disappointment. We would
gladly 'nuture' your Japonicas in advance and prepare them for your
collection! Do let us know your preferred length,etc and we shall
do the rest for you!
See you there! :)

Dates: 16 & 17 Jan
Time: 6pm - Midnight
Venue: Clarke Quay Central Square
(the fountain area near clinic)  


 

Mary-ING

A super adorable piece of drawing to kick-start my new year :)
Lovingly drawn by a very close friend of mine, Mary, how thoughtful!
As Ace was admiring the picture, my eyes were dancing through all these 'watermelon' headed characters...
It wasn't hard to spot me in the picture afterall, but...
what about the rest...

Ace and I worked through each character,
'examining' every clue that is intentionally and carefully drawn to lead us to the final answer!
Haha...how exciting! :)
Finally, we managed to solve the 'mystery'! Yipee! :)

Mary loves to draw, well, for as long as I can remember.
As I eyeballed her daily sketches in her blog,
I came to realise that she has surpassed the phase of 'thinking what or how to draw'.
She now draws what she thinks.
I admire her for that. :)

Do take a look at her blog and admire her beautiful artwork.

www.marying.com/a-sketch-of
 


 

A Pleasant Surprise from DashingBlue!

A pleasant surprise from a lovely buyer, also a new found friend, DashingBlue.
This is the lady who visited and patronized my humble little stall numerous times :)
A picture we took at our stall outside Plaza Singapura.

Check out the article she wrote about her pleasant shopping experience with Japonicas. :)
Haha...how I laughed about her little internal struggle on which necklace to purchase!
So adorable! :)

www.dashingblue.com

This is one of her purchase, The Giving Tree.
I am glad to know that our japonicas are in good hands :)
Thank you DashingBlue!
We hope to see you and your boyfriend again! :)  


 

Happiness is worth leaping for!

A beautiful year ahead, beaming with much challenges and opportunities.

I have never feel so carefree ever in my 26 years of life! :)

I have always believed that many things we regret in our lives,
are usually things we have regreted not doing rather than what we have done.

So always try and keep trying!
Whenever there is an opportunity, there will be hope!

In this new year, Ace and I wish you and your loved ones happiness and good health! :)
 


 

My Favorites

The Little Prince's Rose

You are beautiful, but you are empty. One could not die for you.
To be sure, an ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you
- the rose that belongs to me.

But in herself alone she is more important than all the hundreds of you other roses:
because it is she that I have watered; because it is she that I have put under the glass globe;
because it is she that I have sheltered behind the screen;
because it is for her that I have killed the caterpillars;
because it is she that I have listened to, when she grumbled,
or boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing.
- The Little Prince

I feel sad for the rose for not being able to follow her beloved prince to explore the different planets.
Wondering what would happen if this beautiful rose has wings of its own.
And I have decided to make this necklace to see how it how far it will go...

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree is a short moral tale about a relationship between a young boy and a tree in a forest.
The tree and the boy become best friends.
The tree always provides the boy with what he wants: branches to swing from,
shade to sit under, apples to snack on, branches to build a house.
As the boy grows older and older he requires more and more of the tree.
The tree loves the boy very much and gives him anything he asks for.
In the ultimate act of self-sacrifice, the tree lets the boy cut her down
so the boy can build a boat in which he can sail.
The boy leaves the tree, now a stump.
Many years later, the boy, now an old man, returns and the tree says,
"I have nothing left to give you."
The boy replies that all he needs is a quiet place to sit and rest.
The tree happily obliges.

Tasteful! A petite bow with a frosty brass tree charm hanging gracefully below it.
Giving tree, a generous tree with plenty to give (gifts), hence I included the bow.
Wear this chain to remind you of this tale and not to forget to be grateful to people who love you.
Classy, Magical, Signature.

Where is my Sparrow?

My absolute favourite, second after the Little Prince's Rose. Utterly gorgeous!
I have been wearing this chain for many days now, a definite attention seeker!
Many has asked about this chain, I simply simply love it!

The birdcage comes in brass, appears so delicate and well made that I am totally fascinated by it!
I made it into a necklace almost as soon as I got hold of this birdcage.
Simply cannot resist the charm, an absolute beauty indeed!

The birdcage is very well sized and light weighted, hence is doesn't look bulky at all.
More elegant and tasteful instead!
The door of the birdcage can be moved up and down!
You can even stretch your creativity and include some of your favorite things inside this cage.
Lovely, isn't it?
Anyway, I think the birdcage itself looks fabulous enough to be worn alone.
Hence I simply top it with a blushing pink colored rosebud to enhance its elegance and daintiness.

I am absolutely fascinated by this chain and I hope you do too!  


 

Hohoho...

Japonicas make a comeback this Christmas!
Meeting wonderful people and making marvellous friends! 

Here stood my humble little stall, right in the middle of a tentage at atrium,
just outside Plaza Singapura Shopping Mall this Christmas. 

Pure white setting is still my favorite, simply heart it!
It symbolizes Japonicas, the white wind flowers and is easily recognized by friends of Japonicas! 

New blooms meeting the world, in time to celebrate the festive season. =)

Yummy cakes and donuts for sale! Do they set your stomach growling in hunger?!

Hmm...even a baby boy showed his interest in my Japonicas! Woah!

My good friend Betsy's stall just next to mine!
Being a busy bee, she was here only to setup and close her stall everyday.
I had plenty of fun with her Knotty (Naughty??) staff though!

Betsy is the founder of Knotty Bicsie, who also loves to create with her hands, just like me =)
Check out her gorgeous website and the creative things she does!


http://www.knottybicsie.com/

My "party" ends with a mini celebration cum gathering at Sakae nearby.
I am most most most grateful for all the kindness my loved ones have showered me this Christmas!

I am thankful to my dear friends (old and new) who visited me once, twice, thrice,
or countless times at my tiny little stall.
They really make the 14 days much easier to endure! =)

Just to share with you some encouragement I received this Christmas, from my new found friends.
You know who you are! =P

"It is tough narrowing down my choices, believe me I would buy most of your stock if I could!!!"

"Thx so much...I think your creation captured my heart..."

"Just wanted to tell you how happy I am to discover your little store today. :) I am very happy with my purchases today. They were beautiful and I can't help admiring them even when I am at home. :)"

Not forgetting one who came by many times and took a picture with me using her camera!

And many many many more who have "threatened" to buy my entire stall!!
Well, in fact I wish you did, so that I can hibernate for the rest of the winter! Haha!

I sincerely hope that my Japonicas have touched you in their very own way,
that you are just as excited to have stumbled into my humble little stall
as you may have imagined meeting Santa this Christmas.

I thank "U" for your support
and your contribution to a very very memorable Christmas for me!
This is the best present ever!

Thank you! Muacks! =P


 

Christmas Fair

Do drop by to say hello :)  


 

McDull & Me

I am often touched by this little fellow - McDull 

McDull is an intellectually challenged kid. 
Being less smart, he is more believing and naive.  
He saw some fishes on his way to school one day. 
He then expressed his interest to rear a tiny little fish to his mom.  
His mom casually agreed to give him one should he score for his upcoming quiz. 
For this reason, McDull studied extremely hard. 
Determined and believing. 
Well, he managed to pass and his mom, being caught by surprise, 
gave him a fish ball from her dinner. 
She told him that a fish will eventually hatch from the fish ball 
should he be gentle and take great care of it. 
McDull was thrilled and he began to bring this little fish ball in a little fish tank to wherever he goes: 
school, canteen, playground, dinner table, bathroom and even to bed! 
McDull never failed to keep an eye on this fish ball. 
Touched by his kind little boy, McDull's mom then exchanged the fish ball 
with a tiny little fish when McDull was sound asleep one night.  
Yes, you can imagine how satisfied and grateful McDull was when he discovered the little fish! 

Well, in a way I can relate so much to McDull. 
His harmlessness, his silliness, his kindness and his thoughfulness. 
There is nothing wrong being soft and naive, being selfless and believing. 
Hold no grudges against this poor fellow for trying to integrate to this harsh society. 
Blame perhaps not him, but his peers, his family and the society. 

Believe in yourself and trust your beliefs, no matter how the others perceive you. 
Perhaps dreams are about to come true! 
 


 


Catching a breather...YIPEE!

Life has always been unreasonably good for me!
For that, I believe I can only repay such kindness by doing more good
and appreciating even the smallest things. For that, I have reminded myself to always see 
like a child, to laugh like kookaburra, to cry like rain, 
to jump as if you have wings and to believe...   

Happiness is contagious, don't be surprised that it can spread just like wild fire!

My dream doggie though now I am living with two silly teenage cats. Shhh...



Japonicas website going live!

Another milestone towards achieving my dreams...
Hope that this simple website can bridge between you and japonicas.



My humble little workspace

One fine day, I feel that I can no longer contain the excitement 
about my budding "japonicas" that I need to do something for them! 
Hence, I revamped my room to include a little workspace which turns out to be 
a splendid sunbathing place for my "japonicas". I longed for my "japonicas" to be 
matured and slowly gain exposure to be well appreciated by many others. 
For this belief, I continued with my numerous late nights 
where I sat at this humble little workspace 
by the window. 


Birth of Japonicas 

The birth of Japonicas is during the dusk of year 2007.
I recalled working till late hours and squeezing the last ounce of my brain juice to design
and create accessories that are natural, exciting and interesting. I have planted hope in all my
"japonicas" (referring to my creations) that they will be fine enough to bring "uh huh" to the
faces of anyone when being tabled on my little booth. It was hard to part with them though.
Nevertheless, I slowly learn that japonicas are meant to take greater heights, to fly...

The two days' experience is good enough to set me smiling for weeks.
While the seed of japonica continues to germinate in my heart after that event,
I believe that one day it will grow and bloom into something which can give me pride and purpose.
I keep my fingers crossed as I worked towards achieving that belief.