Each jewellery I make is a piece of art because I have devoted my time and love to it (some of the jewels on my online store SparklyDolls I make them myself). Therefore each of them is something special since it’s being created by someone who’s truly passionate about it. I feel the same way about writing. I just don’t write something; I write because I love it and love telling good stories. Therefore I feel quite bad now because I don’t really have time to revise my drama screenplay. Well, I will finish it, at long last – one day. But soon.
Just finished adding more products onto my online store SparklyDolls.com. I must say, I work 24/7 on my new business startup. But I like what I do. So I don’t mind that much how many hours I have to spend on my jewellery business. Same with writing and acting. I can just keep moving forward. These things are my top interests. So, there’s no going back. Some of the jewels, I make them myself. I just enjoy creating art and craft.
This “Heart-shaped Engraved Name Ring” is so gorgeous! I didn’t make it myself, though. Another company made it. But I just love it! The quality is so good as well. So I wear it almost every day. It’s just so cute not to wear it daily. But I do take it off when I have to take a shower and things like that – just to keep it away from water as much as I can. I take good care of each piece of my jewellery like a baby, so that I can wear them as long as possible. I once accidentally sprayed a perfume on it. It then left a little mark on it, which you can barely see. Fragrances are not good for jewels since they contain alcohol. £40 for this heart-shaped ring is worth it (that’s the cost on my online store SparklyDolls) because whoever is making this heart ring is carefully crafting this masterpiece ring specifically to your order, with the name or initials you desire on it. The result is, a beautiful ring that you will love. I do, definitely.
I went to Chinatown the other day and wore my Dragon Necklace as well. Chinatown and golden dragon necklace seem to be the perfect match. This dragon necklace suits any jewels. You can wear it with almost anything, to create that chic look. There’s a new trend in jewellery today. Modern jewellery is a hit now such as Asian and religious jewels, personalised nameplate jewellery, for instance – especially in gold colour. They don’t have to be pure gold – just gold plated, gold filled, or gold colour will do just fine, as long as it’s gold colour. Then, you just layer various designs the way you like it, to create your own style.
Apropos of Australia, I was heartbroken when I heard the news about the bushfire, especially for those innocent people and animals who lost their lives in the Australia’s wildfires. I love animals, and heaving to hear that maybe half a billion animals in Australia are being wiped out completely, and some are, perhaps, already extinct as well because of the fires. Australia is very close to Thailand, maybe about 5-6 hours by flight. So we have quite similar nature and landscapes, with the wildlife and all that. It’s just so sad to even think about. I will continue to write a blog post specifically for Australia another day instead since it can be a long post.
I haven’t blogged much recently. I just work on my jewellery business constantly. Getting my business off the ground is my top priority at the moment. All other things can wait. I’m getting there. It’s not that easy to start a trade – big or small. So I have to be patient and run my new startup carefully. It’s the same like making films. You have to think hard what you do and where to invest your energy and resource in. You have to make a plan, draft an outline or business model/plan, market your business, increase the exposure of it, gain new customers, and more.
So by starting my jewellery project, I also train myself how to be a successful filmmaker. A filmmaker, actor, writer, and similar, is also a business person. You need to promote yourself as well, to be seen and noticed in order to be signed with agent (s) that can help further your career, get more acting jobs, sell more scripts, get hired as a film director, and so on. Therefore, for me, running my own business and being an actress/writer/director is pretty much the same thing. You need to have the same mindset, anyway.
Although I am busy starting my own jewellery business, but I still have not forgotten my dreams of becoming a director, screenwriter, and actor. I have yet to complete my drama screenplay. But I am in no hurry since I plan to make the film myself from my drama manuscript I have written. I so look forward to producing and directing my first feature film in the very near future! It’s gonna be exciting. I can sense it. The script is also very unique; the plot is also original and captivating. The ending is even more……So you can’t go wrong with a screenplay like that. Since this story is personal to me, I really like to direct it myself. But I have never directed a feature film before. Therefore my next feature film making project will be a total challenge to me. But I am passionate about films and filmmaking. So I think, I will be alright.
Gold jewellery is in right now. Gold colour is just the hottest colour this season. Just in time for Christmas. It doesn’t have to be jewellery. It can be anything such as candles, makeup. Ready to give it as a Christmas gift as well. The gold jewels, they don’t have to be expensive, though. They can be just a brass metal flash plated in gold or gold filled 12-14ct yellow gold, or sterling silver plated in gold, or just 100% pure gold which can be a little more expensive, depending on how thick the gold is and the style, for instance.
Anyway, gold gems are just in this year. They just do. So you can’t go wrong wearing gold jewellery right now. The trend is to layer them, to create that chic look. It just looks so trendy wearing layered jewellery. It can be necklaces, bracelets, rings, or anklet chains. Anything works. You can wear inexpensive and expensive jewellery together. Or, you can wear sterling silver with yellow gold as well. The trend is to be unique and create your own style, as long as it looks good on you.
I was so excited to make the jewellery. So I got up quite early this morning, to begin to make the jewels. I just couldn’t wait! If I like doing something, I just can’t sleep. The idea of creating a piece of art just keeps me up all night, until I get up and do it. That’s a true feeling when you are passionate about something. You just can’t wait to bring it into being as soon as possible.
I’m too busy with my jewellery business that I don’t really blog anymore. I keep telling myself, I will blog more often. But when I start adding products to my online store MysticFullMoon, time just flies away. There’s no time left for nothing else. But I have to do it. It’s tough to start something and get it up and running. It’s always like this at the beginning of everything. Rome didn’t build overnight, so. Everything takes time. I must be patient.
As I’m very busy with my jewellery startup at the moment, I don’t really focus on my acting career anymore either. I have to start concentrating on it as well since becoming an actor is what I have always wanted to be. So I can’t neglect it. But I can’t be everywhere at once. So I just have to manage and organise my time wisely and efficiently, and be tough too, in order to be successful in both fields: Acting career & running a jewellery business.
I also make some of the jewellery myself. So tomorrow, I also have some jewels to make, take photos of it, and add it to my online store. There’s a lot to do tomorrow as well. As I always say, I work every day on various projects. I don’t really have a day off. I think, it’s not just me. It’s just the way it is nowadays. People are working constantly with many different things in this modern world. A day off may soon be something of the past.
Now I will have my late dinner and watch a good film before I continue to add more products to my online store Mystic Full Moon http://bit.ly/mysticfullmoon, or continue to revise my screenplay. But If I’m too tired, I may just go straight to bed.
I have been rather busy for the past 2-3 weeks trying to get my jewellery business off the ground. Today, I just need to start blogging since I haven’t blogged for quite a while, and I miss writing.
I make most of the jewels myself. The rest, I buy from various suppliers both in UK and elsewhere. I love creating my own jewellery. So, each piece is unique in its own. Since I make most of the jewellery myself, therefore you can always buy them because I only make it when someone orders it. Unless, the specific charms, chains, cords, and the like, from the suppliers I buy from are out of stock, then I can’t make them. Then, I have to wait for them to restock the goods before I can make them. But that rarely happens.
Tomorrow, I will make some more jewellery, including scented candles. Hopefully, by the end of next week, my candles will be available for purchase on my online store MysticFullMoon.com, too, because right now I’m just waiting for the labels. The finishing touch. I need to design the labels first, then order them. When I receive them, then I can start selling candles. So tomorrow, I will spend time on designing the labels as well. I’m so excited with the candles because there will be some wonderful Christmas scents as well for people to fill their homes with perfumes that harmonise with Christmas. I will start making travel candles first. I can’t wait to begin tomorrow!
So, this weekend, I will be busy again with lots of things relating to my business. I also plan to sell handmade cosmetics in the very near future, which I will formulate and make them myself, too. I also have to find time to complete my screenplay. I really want to finish it as soon as possible. It just seems to take me forever to finalise it because I start doing lots of things at once. But I want to run my own business. So, there’s no other way around. I may be busy for now since I just started my business. But by January next year, I won’t be that busy with starting up my business. By then, everything would have completely been set up.
Today, I got up early again, too excited to start making my bracelets. I use waterproof materials for the making of my bracelets. They are adjustable bracelets as well. I stood up, made my coffee, ready to make my handmade jewellery. I hope, I could make 3-4 bracelets today. Handmade products are not easy. It takes time, care, attention to detail, and with passion, of course. That’s why each handmade item is so special & unique when you think of how the maker spends time and skills in each creation. The same with my scented candles. I make each candle with extra care and love, with pure natural ingredients that are good for yourself and environment.
Later on today, I will add the handmade bracelets to my collections on my online store as well after finished making them. They will be cute bracelets that are affordable. The charms that I use for the bracelets vary in material. I, for example, work with 925 sterling silver, gold vermeil (14K gold plating on sterling silver), real rose gold, and just gold or silver plated on metal substances. Therefore the prices of my jewellery are different, which will suit everybody. If you go for the real materials such as original 925 sterling silver, gold vermeil, then the cost is a bit higher. If you just want something cool with affordable prices, then go for the cheaper jewellery that made of just metal/stainless steel with gold or silver plated.
I will begin to make my bracelets now. Speak soon!
Now I have just finished making the sterling silver necklace with starfish cz pendant, which is the product above. Next, I will begin to make the bracelets, which I will be using some nylon and waxed cotton cords to make them. So, it will take some time before I am done creating them. Maybe, by afternoon or the end of the day, I will have some handmade bracelets ready for purchase on my online store Mystic Full Moon as well.
I so looked forward to making my jewellery. I could barely sleep at night. So I stood up pretty early this morning, went out to buy some breakfast, back home again to make my coffee and have my early meal, then began to make jewellery. I love art & design. So, creating and designing something is what I enjoy doing. It doesn’t matter if it is gems, fashion clothes, candles, writing screenplays, filmmaking, and similar, I am entertained by the process of creating them. If it is something I am truly passionate about, I will give myself 100% or even more to produce a piece of art.
I have been working on my online jewellery store Mystic Full Moon constantly. So, I haven’t had time to blog that often anymore. Getting my startup business up and running is my top priority right now. But I will also try to blog as often as I possibly can. I love blogging, though. So I can’t stop blogging. No matter how busy I am, I will try to blog when I can. Now, I’m not that busy. That’s why I begin to blog again. I’m still busy, however. Having your own business is a full time job. There will always be something to do, to improve your business. Especially, when you just start it, there are lots and lots of things to do.
Now that Christmas is just right around the corner. I have personalised necklaces and rings for you to customise them for yourself with your name on them, or just purchase them as Christmas gifts for that special someone, family, or friends. They make good, surprised Christmas gifts. A unique Christmas present that everyone will, surely, love. My best selling product at the moment is Personalized Classic Name Tag Necklace, which comes in gold, silver, and rose gold colours for you to choose from. That’s why these customised jewellery make perfect Christmas gift ideas, or as gifts to any occasions.
Not only jewels that you can purchase on my online store. You can now also buy scented candles. I hand make each candle myself in my studio in London. From selecting the right ingredients, designing the packaging to making and shipping the products myself with absolute love and care. Therefore each of my product has a special touch to it since each piece is being carefully crafted by me from start to finish. I enjoy making them partly because I then get to inhale all the lovely perfumes from the essential oils that I use in my candles, and partly because I like creating something unique and original. Each item is like a piece of art when it’s being made by hand with special care & love from the maker.
Check out some of my products below. You can even order them right here on my blog. Very convenient, huh?
Christmas is coming! It’s therefore a good idea to start looking for Christmas presents early, to avoid disappointment, stress, last minute shopping, and so on, and jewelry seem to be the perfect gifts for this season. But, it’s not just for Christmas. You can give jewellery as a gift all year round. But now it’s Christmas time, and jewelry is one of the best Christmas gifts to give to that special someone, your mom, sister (s), friends, and similar, such as ring, choker. I have sold jewelry before and found out that rings were the best selling items. We associate Christmas with something cheerful, festive, fairytale, dream, romance, and so forth. Jewelry also represents something parallel to that, which makes it the ideal Christmas present as well.
So I have worked on my jewelry online store the whole day. I just think, it’s the best time to sell jewellery. I initially wanted to sell scented candles. But when I thought about I have to make the candles and all that, then I changed my mind. It’s just too much to do to sell a candle that costs maybe £10-£15 for a travel candle, and maybe £29 for a home candle. But with jewellery, I don’t have to make it myself, maybe just some of them. But that it’s quite simple. It will take me less than a minute to make a necklace, for instance.
They could also be selling out quicker than candles, especially this time of year. I also love all things bohemian and jewelry. So, selling boho jewellery gives me the opportunity to do what I’m passionate about and make a living out of it at the same time. I will keep adding new products almost every day, so that you will have lots of different jewellery to select from, just for yourself or as a Christmas gift.
Now that I am done setting my jewellery website up. I will continue to work on my drama screenplay “The Mad Boy.”
I was on my way home, then I passed by the London Fashion Week fashion show/event near Temple station. Just somewhere in central London, not so far from Charing Cross station as well. I then got off the bus and took some photos of it just outside. It’s the last day of the show today, too. I also am into fashion. So, everything about fashion and trend interests me. I used to work in fashion retail for many years as well. I think 10 years or more. I was just tired of it in the end since I had worked with it for so long, and also because acting is what I love the most. So it’s time for me to move on and start pursuing what I have always dreamt to be: An actor.
But my love for fashion is still somewhere within me. Although I no longer work in fashion industry. But I still love to dress and buy fashion clothes. I can see that long coat is the trend of this fall. I still have my long, beige spring coat from this year which I can easily wear it for autumn as well. There’s a lot of bright colours and vintage patterns. It’s a mixture of new and vintage, which creates a very trendy combination. So you wear something with lots of bright pattern or floral print underneath, then you put a plain jacket or very long coat over it. I think I like the mix of it. It’s kind of fresh.