I participated in the Colombo Flea Market today and here are a couple of snaps:
Sold pretty much 50% of everything I took and donated the rest to the welfare society. I actually feel lighter and better now that I’ve given away stuff I do not use or wear anymore. Was certainly a good experience and will probably participate next time as well.
I’ve been collecting sea shells for years and I’ve got a good collection from all parts of my little island. I’ve sort of run out of where to keep them all so I asked my friend to create pieces of jewellery for me out of some of them. The following three images show three different pieces but I’ve a total of ten new pieces.
There were newbies out by ALKE a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t help myself…. so I bought three new necklaces 😀
What I really like about this handmade jewellery site is that the items can be personalised, making them one of a kind. The owner is a close friend of mine which also makes things a lot easier for me. I have been finding it difficult to get long length necklaces for myself and so she customised a few pieces to suit my taste. Take a look!
All three beautiful pieces costed me a total of Rs. 1,700 which is pretty darn decent. Surprisingly, my husband (who does not like costume jewellery and anything of that sort) loves all three of these pieces as well (yay me :D).
Just couldn’t help myself you see! There was an Indian design sale going on at Cinnamon Lakeside on Monday up to Wednesday and I visited the sale with the intention of only looking around and really purchasing anything.
There was one stall with jewellery of all sorts and also these beautiful thread and beadwork bangles. There were over ten different colours and it took me quite a while to decide on these two colours alone. They were Rs. 900 a pair which I thought was an okay price. I do like how the colours can be worn together or even as a pair of just two. Like I said, I just couldn’t help myself!
I’m not a huge diy type of person although I like purchasing what others make themselves (lol). But recently I came across this turquoise bead/stud ball and thought I could really make some use out of it. I actually found it in my mum’s room amongst a bunch of junk so I thought I could attach a plain thin chain and have it as sort of a pendant. It took me a while to get the chain attached to the teeny hook but after multiple attempts and chipped nails (tweezer didn’t help) I did it and here’s the final product!
A curated design market for homegrown designers, artists, craftsman, musicians and creatives to collaborate, create, showcase and sell their work – this would be the second edition of the design market. Keep an eye out through their Facebook page.
Here’s what I love about Christmas – the fact that everyone gets together and all the awesome sales! 😀
The Colombo Design Market isn’t really Christmas related but I am sure a lot of locals will be doing a lot of their shopping on this day. This is a one day event and will be held at at the Laksala Museum on 14 Sunday from 11.am. onwards. This is a curated design market for homegrown designers, artists, craftsman, musicians and creatives to collaborate, create, showcase and sell their work.
If you’d like to know more about all the participants, check out their Facebook events page!
Are you on Pinterest?
I certainly am and I totally love it! I think it’s like the coolest (what’s the word – app?) thing ever to be on and you find the most amazing images and ideas for your day to day life.
This what my personal (homepage?) wall looks like and these are some of the boards I pin on. I first got on to finding images on Pinterest because of work. We tend to look for images that would be suitable for work related articles and at the time I was writing a ton of fashion related articles and so this one time I wrote on jewellery. I initially searched on Google for images but somehow came across some that were on Pinterest and was totally blown away by the originality and uniqueness. In a matter of days I had pinned over 500 pins I believe in my ‘It’s All About The B.L.I.N.G.’ board and then got hooked on multiple other images that I pinned onto ‘My Favourite Things’.
I love nail polish and so board – ‘All About Nails’ – followed a week or two later and well, every other board followed suit too from shoes to inspirational quotes, food, drinks, bridal related images, couture, lingerie, bath and body products as well as fashion.
I started out sometime early last year and to-date I have over 300 followers, which I think is quite cool considering I pin only specific whatnots and not just about everything I come. I happen to be very picky and choosy. If it’s for the ‘Bath and Body’ board, I look for images that really look good, that are angled well and shot with great lighting and so on, so you can really tell I am picky as to what I choose to pin. It has to be that way in my mind. If it doesn’t look good or appealing to me, then I just would not pin it lol!
My ‘Outfit Inspiration’ board is one of my absolute favourites. These are not necessarily outfits that I myself can wear but outfits that are well put-together and chic at all times. I’ve also got a ‘Desi Inspiration’ board which is for all things desi-fied 😀 I believe that is the board that has the most number of pins.
On my board ‘Destination Wherever’ I’ve also tried to highlight some images I’ve captured myself of my country and of the places I go to. I do not pin on that board as frequently as I think I should however. ‘Bag It’ is another favourite board which includes images of all sorts of bags – clutches, hobos, cross body, satchels and so on.
I don’t follow too many others who pin because it feels like it crowds my homepage a lot, but some of the knows IDs include forever21, Micheal Kors, Victoria’s Secret, NYX Cosmetics, Jimmy Choo and Elie Saab.
Images on bridals, wedding decor and wedding themes really helped with the planning of my wedding so you can take a look at what inspires me on the board ‘Here Comes The Bride. I do not limit it in any way, so you’ll find everything wedding related in there. Same goes for the ‘Dream House’ board. It’s basically got everything from living room ideas to garden ideas, vanity ideas to bathroom ideas and everything in-between.
What do you like most about Pinterest? Comment below and let me know 🙂
A girl like me can’t say no to a bit of surfing through Facebook jewellery pages, especially the ones that are home and hand made. I am always amazed at the creativity and uniqueness of the pieces created. Today’s post is about a page I came across earlier this week: Minnie.
Minnie is a vivacious brand that offers items ranging from clothing to accessories and lots of other fun things in between.
Every item is designed to make a bold statement and almost all designs will probably never be made again….Plus you’ll never know what’s coming next.
They try to be as sustainable and as ethical as possible by sourcing local fabrics, finding great local tailors, incorporating local crafts and sometimes, designing up-cycled goods with waste materials. Apart from the outsourcing of tailoring and fabrics, ‘Minnie’ is 99% homemade & handmade.
As of now, you can check out the available items, which are one of a kind, and make orders via their Facebook page.