12.7.14

Concrete projects


Remember my last post about DIY concrete stool? Since I have some left over concrete mix from the last project,

I'm wondering what to do next with the concrete? I found these interesting concrete projects all over the internet.

Concrete coffee table sounds like a good idea!



image sources: concrete table via weekday carnival // concrete candle holders via homesick //

concrete coasters via a piece of rainbow // concrete diamond via a merry mishap

1.7.14

DIY: Concrete side table



You may have seen this DIY concrete stool everywhere on internet, guess what? I finally gave in and give it a try too!

If you follow the link here , you can find that the video instruction is pretty easy to follow.

I used a smaller bucket size than what it was being used in the video,

so I simply used 2 kg of concrete mix with approximately 2 cups of water.

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I found that once you pour the water into the concrete mix, it will become pretty dense and a little difficult to mix,

so I used a small gardening shovel to make sure everything is all mixed.

Oh, and I suggest making a small hole in the middle of the mound, and then add the water into the

hole (as if you were making bread) it will make mixing so much easier!

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The fun part is that once you get the water and concrete ratio just right,

the texture will be very much gelato-like, so easy to sculpt (I hope it makes sense!) and shiny.

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That’s it for now. I hope my tips are somewhat helpful!
12.6.14

Around here








 - New postcard to include in the mail for my customers 

 - Cocoa just woke up from her nap 

- Peony is my favorite flower 

 - I have been making new things lately 

- Jagged, Grip and Luxor rings



2.6.14

Parisian homes






I really really love this Paris Je Taime photo series I found on Kateoplis' blog.

It makes me feel as if I'm secretly peeking out the window at the neighbors!

See more, here
8.5.14

Spring Look


         
Check out what to wear with our Isis necklace, put together by Fern. Thanks Fern!
2.5.14

Montblanc House



I love the sloped roof of this modern Japanese home designed by Studio Velocity back in 2009.

Such an interesting house full of characteristics. I don't mind living there!

See the rest here.
26.4.14

Aromatherapy blends, V.1




As summer season drew closer,  I often day dream about my last trip to Thailand. The spa, the

massage and not to mention the beach!



I love to diffuse some essential oil blends while working or while relaxing at home. I found it helps

lift up my mood and spirit instantly. There are many ways to enjoy aromatherapy, I often use an

essential oil diffuser or a ceramic oil burner. They make my entire house smells wonderful, like a

quick trip to Thailand!



Here are some essential oil recipes I came up with.

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Thai spa

1 drop of lemongrass essential oil

2 drops of lavender essential oil

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Beach bungalow

1 drop of sandalwood essential oil

1 drop of peppermint essential oil

1 drop of lavender essential oil




I hope you enjoy this post and the recipes!


18.4.14

Theia open ring

Happy Friday! I hope you are enjoying your week. I just added this Theia ring in the shop.

It's an open ring featuring herkimer diamond and round faceted. Hope you like it as much as I do :)


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