Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The name game

I just realized as I stared at the photo above, now that I'm no longer single, I need to change the name on all my print materials.

I have no trouble using my new name in legal forms, mind you. It took some getting used to at first (I would catch myself staring blankly at the nurse holding my medical chart as she summons a Mrs. Del Rosario at the doctor's office), but I'm getting the hang of it.

When it comes to my handmade business however, that's where my identity crisis starts. All my business cards, product tags and labels, directory listings, etc. need to be updated.

But what name to use? I do not want to hyphenate. So do I drop my maiden name and use my new surname? Or do I retain my maiden name and use it as my middle name? But if I choose the latter, my new 11-syllable, 25-character name will require larger earring cards. Lol.

Ah, the trivial little details in the life of a newly wed. :p

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fairy tales

A sneak peek at what I'm up to these days.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My photo jewelry on Smart Parenting Mag

My polymer clay keepsake jewelry and pretty lockets are in this month's issue of Smart Parenting magazine. The article (on page 20) features different ways to showcase those precious photos of your kids. Perfect for mom's day! (Thank you Ms. Anna Chan and the Smart Parenting team for featuring my work.)

Happy Mother's Day to all you super women out there!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Everything nice

I haven't been posting about my work for a while because I am taking a mandatory break from claying and beading, and yes - even teaching. So while I am on sabbatical, let me entertain you by posting about pretty gifts I received from fellow creative souls.

This miniature Beadlady Cafe wall art made of polymer clay was a gift from my student, and now friend, Bang Hasegawa aka andeverythingnice. Look at those details. I love this gift to bits! It matches my shop details perfectly: the pretty red door, the checker board floor, even the blue and white stripes! It's sugar and spice and everything nice!

Last year, Bang gifted me with a lovely bird cage peppered with handmade elements. If you've been to my shop, you've probably seen it. It sat on my Yummy Cart for months. I will take a picture for you next time.

Bang is one of the most thoughtful and generous people I know. I met her years ago in a workshop I taught during my early years of teaching. She's been back to attend my classes many times since. That's what I love about teaching - you get to meet kindred souls who share your love for crafting and creating.

I miss my workshops. Can't wait to start teaching again next year!
Meanwhile, drown yourselves in sweetness over at
I hope to post more about gifts from my crafty friends next time. Stay tuned!


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