Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thought process

Just found something that I made a while back. 

Mockup on the left, Arbesque 2 earring on the right in silver. 

Sometimes when I have an idea I sketch them. And sometimes I make a little mockup of it. This is when I had the idea for the arabesque 2 collection. 
I wanted to make the pieces very light and simple but with a little bit of the curlyness. 
After I made the mockup, I think I concluded that it will be too light if I made it out of wire and decided to make the collection with wax and cast them instead. 

Sometimes the stage where I'm testing out the designs are where I have the most fun~

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ginkgo trees

It seems like some ginkgo trees turn yellow sooner than others. In Tokyo a lot of the trees turn color and feels very fall like in November.   
The other day, I remembered that there is a high school where the back entrance is lined with the ginkgo trees. I was lucky to see it just before the sun set. 

Love the yellow~! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New hug ring

Our newest friend in the Hug Collection!

I am still deciding which way to wear the owl. Flying towards me or flying away from me. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Creature on my wrist

I got a watch as a gift the other day. It is a self winding watch and makes that ticking noise that let's you know it's working. 

I've been thinking of wearing a watch but my phone was enough these days. 

It's been a week to try this new lifestyle with a watch. 

I sometimes would take off the watch when I work on my jewelry, but it is best to try to wear it all day so there's movement for it. 
It was the first time I realized that these watches are sort of alive or living. It needs a bit of attention but it is constantly working away. It's almost like a creature living on your arm. 

Let's make tomorrow another great day~ ! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dessert time

I start to feel at home in a new area when I find a restaurant or a cafe that I like.
So far in Tokyo there are few great places that I found.
It is nice when the people who work there or own it know you, and when the food is also great it really makes you feel at home.

This bar/ cafe that is close to where I live is one of my favorites. I feel lucky that my husband and I have found a place that is welcoming anytime we go.  We sometimes call and use it like an extension of our living room. A great place to end your day.

When I' m there I often order my usual. A dessert/ drink with vodka and coffee jello and kahlua.

The owner gave me an extra swirl of whip cream that day. Didn't quit fit in my photo.

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if we didn't have this great bar~
Would we have found something else? Would we have found comfort at home? 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Cherry blossoms


Spring is here, the warm weather came earlier this year and the cherry blossoms were at its full bloom already in March.

It seems that every year there is are few days when we almost go back to winter. It gets very cold, right after the cherry blossom blooms and then it rains a little and we hope that the blossoms still last through it all.

April is when new things starts in Japan. New school year. New employees start their jobs. Everything is so fresh.

I feel like I want to also have a fresh start to my English blog and write more!! And often!!

Here is a photo that I took from the train. It's a bit embarrassing but it worked out !!