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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

Bali, December 2008

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

I went to Bali ages ago, promised to show my friends the pics and then never got to blog about it. FYI, it was a two weeks trip. We drove from Jakarta to Bali, roughly about 1800kms, reached Bali after 9 days, and stayed there for five. Morale of my story, never. drive. to. Bali. The roads were dangerous, two-lanes (yes, no highways!), bumpy, and despite what one may assume, BMW X5 is not that great for bumpy rides. X6 is only marginally better. So, stick with Japanese car makers, at least if you want to try our insane roadtrip x)


Without further ado, I show you Bali. No narratives because I’m not feeling inspired.
(Pics taken with Giorgio Armani. No editing, it’s either bad lighting, or extremely good one)



Frog Pond @ a hotel in Kediri

Green green grass!
(How many of you can spot my Raul Esparza reference? Hehee :D)

Selecta. Not sure which city this was, Malang, perhaps.

I went to this resto in Yogyakarta, I think, and they had mini sharks in the aquarium. Talk about appetite killer!

Had to stay the night at Purwokerto, cuz the distance was farther than our expectation.

Bfast the next day.

Food at Yogyakarta.

@Art, this is what most Indo restaurants look like :D HUT!

: Ubud


A celebration day on our visit.

Souvenir store

Got these - frogs have been kind of an ongoing inside jokes in my family. Hah =)

I stayed at Hard Rock hotel.

Good lighting I was talking about.

Life-sized chess set!

View from the balcony

Spent my first sunset at my room.

List of the people who died in the Bali bombing.

Night view.


The late Antonio Blanco’s museum.

I had a pic taken with this grabby bird.

I looked scared.

Outside the museum. It was pretty huge and well taken care of, and the building was filled with artistic nudes, mostly portraits of Blanco’s wife. Loved the colors.

Blanco’s son (also an artist) with the President and his wife.

Michael Jackson with Blanco.


Borobudur Temple.

Sudden change of weather when we went up. Very cool.

Our tour guide ’splaining the meaning of those sculptures.

That’s fornication to you!

Stairway to heaven.

Light rain

Ones with the heads still intact.

These ones, not so lucky.



Mani-Pedi at the beach

Waiting for sunset. . .

My dad in a conversation with the tattoo guy.

Me name

Almost there!

Wait for it. . .

Keep waiting. . .

There you go! Thanks for reading!