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Welcome to Steffi’s Etsy shop :)

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Yay, I finally made it. I wanted to open my shop on New Year’s day since I like the sound of 01.01.2010:)

It still looks scarce for now, I’m planning to list more items regularly, so stay tuned. I’d appreciate views or comments on my shop. Do zoom in to see more details - significant image quality got lost when Etsy resized them into thumbnails, and I’m working around that. My personal favorite:

Snape approved Slytherin Swarovski Necklace.

How was every one’s New Year? My dad, brother and I went to Harbour Side to watch the fireworks display and later waited for 3 hours to finally get a cab, and we were first in line! No cab traffic for hours, oh Lord ;)

Happy New Year every one!~

’snow problem!

Monday, December 21st, 2009

I really like how this one turns out.



Huge Snowflake necklace.

Handmade by me, this genuine Swarovski snowflake necklace made of:

Super huge Swarovski in Aurora Borealis finish (measuring about 3cm)

Handcut silver plated flat cable chain

Sterling silver bail (stamped 92.5)

Silver plated heart clasp and findings

Love :)

Cupcakes, swarovski and jewelry making :)

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

I figured I should have blogged at least once before the year passes. Christmas in Sydney isn’t that exciting since it’s Summer right now.I’ll probably be spending it at home with my bro, and maybe bake some cupcakes? That’s right - I bake cupcakes now :P


 (I think frosting makes me lie…)

My other obsession is jewelry making and I kid you not! I’ve been dabbling in making my own Swarovski necklaces and charm bracelets, and soon, there will be pearls, lots of earrings and even more necklaces. How neat is that? Here are the few things I’ve made:


A little music for your ears.

pearl bracelet

Pearl bracelet.


Aurora charm bracelet.



clair de lune
“Clair de Lune”



cain and abel

Inspired by the drama Cain and Abel, indigo for Cain, and dazzling aurora for Abel. Fitting, huh? : -)


heart bracelet



Handmade by Professor Snape (just kiddin’! ….He made this with his feet).
coeurs d’coeurs 2

coeurs d’coeurs

“Coeurs d’Coeurs”, roughly French for the heart of hearts - I say roughly since I borrow Pushing Daisies’ mispelled version.

My expectation is to open an online store next year *fingers crossed*. For now though, I’m just taking custom orders :) Anyway, that’s my update. See you guys in 2010!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Sanrio Town! :D


Monday, October 26th, 2009

I now get what Tingal meant about online shopping.

Purchases dated from 19/10/09:

Twilight inspired jewelry (from Etsy)


Hobo bag.


One of the best hand creams of all time. 100% non-greasy :]

Rainbow stack eyeshadows from Calypso minerals.

Not to mention that I still have my eyes on these:

Black bag (keeping my eyes for less than $20 bid)

….. My parents are going to kill me, aren’t they?? XD

Grad day!!

Friday, September 5th, 2008

I’m going to steal a line from my favorite sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’ : no matter how carefully you plan an event, something always go wrong. Or in my case, not many things go right. The rants are in white color -highlight to read, or you can just skip to the piccies far below :P

First off, reminder to future -hopefully smarter- self: using Indonesian time when you are in Malaysia is never a wise idea, duh. I set my phone alarm for 5 A.M. and woke up technically at 5 in Indonesia but it was already 6 in Malay.

Anyway, an hour preparation and 40 minute ride later, my bro and I managed to arrive *just barely* on time. The ceremony was not to begin until 9.30. My dad went back to the hotel to pick up my mom, brother and grandparents. The arrangement was quite sensible, so how they came only 15 minutes after my brother and I went on stage was beyond me.

After replaying the scenes in my head, I decided that these were when it had gone wrong:

1. Back in the hotel, with one thing led to another, they needed two cars instead of one and called a cab (not going into details but I’m still SO very mad about that, not to my famiLy of course, but to… certain outsiders).

2. Traffic police suddenly decided there should be a jam to busy themselves with when my dad was heading back to KL. Closed one part of the road for no reason and cars started making a long line.

3. Cab driver thought he knew the shortcut to Nilai, and brought my grandparents and my mum to … nowhere.

4. Out of panic, dad forgot to change into his tux in the hotel, LOL, hence no posting pic with him in his plain black shirt.

The time was:

9.30 | My mum called to tell they were trapped in the middle of traffic. Would call my brother as soon as they arrived.

10.00 | Chatting up with diLa while the Oxford Brookes vice president gave her speech. Hope her speech continued forever.

10.25 | Okay, I *was* nervous. They had not arrived yet, and it was almost my turn to go up to the stage. Shot hopeful looks on my brother. He shook his head.

10.30 | My legs were moving on its own accord to the stage. GOD GOD GOD. And then, I was on stage (I always have stage fright) and no, I was not nervous. I just… couldn’t feel my legs!! I felt like hovering,, muttering vague ‘thanks’ to the Vice President, held up my scroll and… I was supposed to pose for the camera. Now, I couldn’t remember which cameraman to look at O_O; Oh, dear.

10.32 | Back to my own seat again, thinking what sucked more than your family not being there on your graduation day? o(╥﹏╥)o Well, if in the official picture I turned out to sport closed eyes / wandering glances/ weird facial expression, then I’d cry.

But, enough about the not-so-nice part. In the end, I did enjoy the day very much.


My LBD ~little black dress~, which did not do much as it was concealed beneath the robe for the rest of the day ~~~~(つ¯ ³¯)つ

But I love me some heart-shaped shawl ❤

View from the canteen.

I’m gonna miss this mini garden plot!!

✿bro and sis✿

Yes, even with my high heels, my mum is that much taller. Talk about what does not run in family lol. Well, we have established that I have the shortest pair of legs in the world, and shortest arms too, for that matter (that’s why my hoodies and long-sleeves never fit, cries).

Ehh, sometimes -when we’re not trying to kill each other, that is- I do love my bro. This was one of those times.

Ima, me, Andy, and Ikung : )

The day after at the hotel lobby. Considering the price, Grand Millennium hotel was mediocre at best (shout out to Tingal: The Traders is the bestttt!!!) tho’ I loved the fact that Pavilion plaza is right next to GM ♥

Me, my best friend diLa and.. some random dude *ε* (LOL SRY, LEX)

With my Malaysian classmate, Ara~~

Merci Beaucoup!~

Ⓢ steffi : )