Scarquoise Earrings: 34

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So ... the pictures took 4 months manifest as I had to set up "studio" a few times. Out of the 16 sets of earrings/necklaces ... I only managed to take 6 satisfactory pictures.

That's a start for now.

So ... SCARQUOISE was termed by the beloved because erm ... the colours were scarlet and turquoise. Also, I really liked the Caribbean feel to it when coupled with white.

It started to morph into a whole study of complementary colours and reworking my palette outside of my usual range of hues/materials as evinced in the coral and jade pairs.

Also, I'm making no more than 2 pairs of each as some of the beads are hard to gather.

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Price: S$28 (SOLD OUT at "preview" - Thank you thank you thank you!!!)

To order: Email info@abigael.sg


Scarquoise Earrings: 33

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Price: S$28

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Scarquoise Earrings: 32

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Price: S$28

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Scarquoise Earrings: 31

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Price: S$28

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Scarquoise Earrings: 30

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Price: S$28

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Scarquoise Earrings: 29

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Price: S$28

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Abigael Is Still The Beading Lady ...

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... but not an effective photo lady.

It just occurred to me today that my website jewellery site has not been updated for more than 6 months! Therefore, I am extremely grateful to some patrons who are still ordering jewellery from me despite a semi-dormant site.

Things are still happening, I am still beading but there just isn't time for Grade-A pictures ... I've been relying on my mobile phone to bluetooth/MMS/email pictures of commissioned jewellery to customers. In times of business, I guess speed speaks a lot more for efficacy than pretty pictures.

The new limited edition SCARQUOISE series is up ... all 16 of them.
I just need to get them up on screen.

Please bear with me while I battle the procrastinating lady?


Bracelet: 3

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Is blue really a girl's nemesis?
I've spent a lot of time collecting items to dispel that illogical myth.
Here's a one-off charm bracelet along all things blue.

From left to right:

Electric blue glass ball with copper cap.
Enamel bead with gold ring.
Pale turquoise opaque Swarovski flower.
Royal blue Swarovski heart.
Aquamarine Swarovski cube.
Blue oriental butterfly.
Electric blue bead with gold cap.

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Online exclusive, unavailable at the shops.

Price: S$52

To order: Email info@abigael.sg.


Christmas Earrings: 28

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Price: S$38

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Christmas Earrings: 27

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Price: S$38

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Christmas Earrings: 26

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Ho Ho Ho!

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Price: S$38

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Christmas Earrings: 25

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Personally, as soon as National Day is over ... the next holiday to look forward to is Christmas!

Can't you smell it in the air? Christmas is just round the corner!!!
I love all things to do with Christmas and I'm certainly baised because my birthday is near Christmas too. The hunt for the perfect Christmas charm, ornament, pendant has already began.

The Christmas series is an online special that is not available at the shops.

Let the snowflakes set the pace ...

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Price: S$38

To order: Email info@abigael.sg.


Earrings: 24

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Price: S$28

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Earrings: 23

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Price: S$28

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Earrings: 22

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Another alternative for Earrings: 9, which is SOLD OUT because I can't find gold butterflies anywhere ... Here's the silver version with dark silver pearls.

The copper alternative is Earrings: 14.

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Price: S$28

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Earrings: 21

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Made with Melanie in mind ... with her special request of black and white theme.
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Price: S$28

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Earrings: 20

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Price: S$28

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www.abigael.sg

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Great job finding your way here!
The jewellery blog is now published on www.abigael.sg!!!

Remember to update your links!


Patron Feature 1: Tressa

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Say Hi to TRESSA!

Tressa'spicture here kick starts the side series that focuses on the kind, kind people who like what I make and give me their relentless support. I thank you all.

From New York, Tressa has the honour of being my first overseas customer. I've been bugging her for her picture since I will never get to see her. Other than looking great in her photo, Tressa has an inspiring story to tell about her life and I will leave it to you to find out from her blog and beyond. It opened me to the fact that it is possible to regain my pre-pregnancy weight (ok, my first effort was to skip supper).

The jewellery that I make is always about people. Going back to what got me started, it was a farewell gift for sweet ex-colleague Jacqui.

This is hereby a call for all those who are wearing stuff that I've made, whether it's a gift (from me or somebody else) or you've purchased it - send me a picture (colour or b/w, it's up to you but I will edit it to b/w for consistency) of you wearing it! Drop me a couple of lines and a link to your site/blog if you have any and I will feature you on my blog.

Reach me at info@abigael.sg.

Once again, thanks Tressa.

With love from Abigael who's keeping it real for real people.


Black Label // Red Label

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Abigael The Beading Lady is now sold in a retail outlet!

Starting from today, items can be found at:

Black Label//Red Label
The Heeren
260 Orchard Road
#05-10
Singapore 238855
Tel: +65 67379060

Black Label carries streetwear items. (www.blacklabel.com.sg )
Red Label caters limited edition items. (www.redlabel.com.sg )

Exclusive items not found on the site have been made for Red Label.

Necklace: 9



Price: S$52


Necklace: 10



Price: S$45

Stock will be replenished once a week ... So watch this space for updates!

PS: Just completed the tags for the items this week, apologies to earlier customers who had to put up with an array of paperbags and boxes ... it's now standardised with the "a" insignia!


Earrings: 19

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For the cat lovers.

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Price: S$38

To order: Email info@abigael.sg.


Earrings: 18

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For the puppy lovers.

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Price: S$38

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Earrings: 17

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Fruits platter and maitre d' ... lethal combo.

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Price: S$38

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Earrings: 16

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The dangling pearls and small crystal are suspended from the back piece that secures the ear-stud. Only the main piece is attached to the front stud.

Complicated? I'll put up a pic of the side view soon.

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Price: S$38


Earrings: 14

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Earrings: 9 is SOLD OUT. I can't find those butterflies anywhere ... Here's as close as I got.

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Price: S$28

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Earrings: 12

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Price: S$28

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Earrings: 11

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Price: S$28

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Necklace: 9

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Necklace: 8

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First attempt with ribbon ... so many ways to wear it!

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Price: S$28

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Necklace: 7

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Commissioned by Jacqueline!

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Price: S$XX


Necklace: 6

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Happy birthday Maria!!

Swarovski star for Starry, with a slice of birthday cake.
Vintage heart for love always.
Mirror to reflect on your pretty face always.

Many happy returns of the day!

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Price: S$XX


Necklace: 5

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Green themed necklace commissioned by Jasmine.

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Price: S$XX

To order: Email info@abigael.sg.


Thank You, Dear Photographer!

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I will be busy beading over the next few days as there are just orders to fulfil! Woo hoo!

The next photo shoot is due next week as the photographer is traveling. Much compliments have been received for the styling with the chopsticks and twine - credit all goes to the photographer.

I only know how to use pliers - not camera nor lights not gaffa tape.


Hullaballoo!

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Thanks all you lovely people who's been helping me to spread this around.

The euphoria of the photo shoot, the art direction and making of the trinkets has made me lose sight of the necessary business aspect. This is where you can all reach me:

abigael@1819supermovement.com


Earrings: 10

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Price: $38

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Earrings: 9

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Price: $28

SOLD OUT.


Earrings: 8

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Price: $28


Earrings: 7

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Earrings: 6

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Price: $25


Earrings: 5

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Price: $28


Earrings: 4

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Earrings: 3

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Price: $25


Earrings: 2

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Price: $28


Necklace: 4

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I really wanted something yellow ... Click above to view larger image.

Price: $xx


Necklace: 3

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Kay calls this the Milky Way that revolves around the Sun (that looks like Saturn?).
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Price: $XX


Necklace: 2

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All the little things that means something to me.

Ivory heart from grandma on the left.
My heart should always be in the right place.

Fire Engine on the centre.
Day of adventures with Shea that culminated at the Civil Defence Musuem, where I got this fire engine from.

Porcelain Snowman on the right.
Thrift is a virtue, I nearly parted $325 for a Chanel snowman which I really do not need.

Come December, I'm adding green beads and green leaves to it.
Merry Christmas to me.


Bracelet: 2

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Commissioned piece by Belynda.

Red-themed charm bracelet that hints of old world seduction.

Thanks Belynda, for the support and love.
I assure you that this was made with reciprocal thoughts of you as each charm was styled with your appreciation of bohemia in mind.

Price: $45


Bracelet: 1

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Another commissioned piece!

This time, it's a bracelet for little Chrissabel who is the 5 year old charge of my Auntie. (OK, the real story is that she's a tad chubbier than Shea. Hence couldn't fit into Shea's elastic bracelet. So my mum wanted me to make something that could actually go round Chrissabel's wrist that's not a tourniquet.)

And you know what? I actually enjoy making the kiddy stuff so much that I am starting a children's line!!! It's called BAMBINO.

I mean how often have I bought stuff for myself and I wished that it came in a kiddy/shorter/safer version that Shea could wear too?

And I can go all pink and saccharine and girly without guilt!

It's uncanny how the older we grow, we (some of us, at least) start to retrograde to our childhood and enjoy having the quirky Snowman, Pilsbury Doughboy, Fire Engine, Barbie logo, etc on our trinkets. But as a kid, all you really want is a glamourous string of your mummy's most glamourous (slash: obiang) bling bling ka-ching in your size?

At the end of the day, aren't we all kiddos at heart?


Necklace: 1

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I HAVE MY FIRST CUSTOMER!! WOO HOO!!!

AND when I went to deliver stickers yesterday wearing soemthing I made ... I was asked if I wanted to sell it in their shop!!! WOO HOO!!!

But I didn't.

Anyway, I am just happy that my efforts didn't come out looking like trodden cabbage on a string and most importantly ... did not look pedestrian.

As for Customer #1, it's ..... drum roll ... MRS TAN!!!
Also known as Mdm Wong Maye-E. She commissioned me to make her a necklace just by seeing the earrings on my blog ... that is trust. Fruits of late night labour as above.


Earrings: 1

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Earrings for Jacqui

Heng suay heng suay ... Straits Times' Urban Life decided to run a story on jewelry making the day I blogged about Quaint Secrets. And for the record, I have no insider news about cover stories for the newspaper as THE SOURCE is not in Singapore and even if THE SOURCE is in Singapore ... I also wouldn't know. Singapore Pools people don't know the next Toto combination right? Same theory.

Anyway, that's my first piece and it is given to my lovely colleague Jacqui.

I love assymetry!
But only if it hints of symmetry.

I'm confused.

To order: Email info@abigael.sg.


Dexterous Fingers, Deteriorating Eyesight.

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Well, that's what I've been getting in exchange for my latest craze.
So why don't I make some money to get that eyesight corrected?

There are just oodles of things happening on the bead scene for me to put them together with the rest of my world.

I will not name the pieces frivolous romantic names as the best I can come up with are:

"Venus Picks Her Nose with Golden Scythe"
"Call Me Glitter Doll or Suck My Balls"
"Red Rooster Rises Early Like A Cherry Cock"

... see how good I am at naming?

Hence, they will simply be "Item: Number".

OK, for the heck of it, I will just name them ... only in the comments.

Pricing-wise: the cost of the pieces vary with the cost of the beads, the items, the level of intricacy and the amount of time.

And don't worry, medical costs for my punctured fingertips, the extraction of fishball sized beads that Shea swallows for a laugh and ruined manicures are NOT included.

With love, from Bishan.


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