26 December 2012

The end of 2012

2012 has treated me well. Nothing significantly big happened but neither did anything bad, so in my opinion that means it has been a pretty good year. The last couple of months has seen a lack of updates but it can't be helped since I'm swamped at my full-time job while juggling the holiday parties. Things should get back to normal soon after the holiday season, and you'll be able to see new updates and items at Little Maketto soon.
 
So at the close of yet another year, Little Maketto would like to thank everyone for the kind support and encouragement throughout 2012. 
May you enjoy the merry holidays and have a great and happy new year!






25 October 2012

:: NOTICE ::
I will be away from Friday 26th October 2012 till 28th October 2012.
I will have very limited (or almost no) internet access so please be patient with me.
I will reply all enquiries when I get back.
So sorry for any inconveniences caused,
any orders received during this time will be attended to when I return.

17 October 2012

Honey Fairy Earrings

Honey Faery



E
R131 - Honey Faery
Rhodium-platted earring studs with clear rubber earnuts, - White enamelled heart with gold trim, Golden honey fairy charm with rhinestone skirt trim and white shell fairy wings
Please see picture to compare size of fairy earring studs with 50 cent MYR coin.
Length of earrings: 1.7 inches (4.5cm) from top of earring stud.
1 pair available only.
~ RM28.00 ~

Autumn Fairy Bracelet

Autumn Fairy

BR056 - Autumn Fairy
Bronze rose charm, Big pale peach faux pearl with bead cap, Fairy charm, Pink AB teardrop bead, Maple leaf charm, Pale peach faux pearls, Soldered cable chain, Dragonfly toggle clasp
Length: 7 inches
Limited remakes available.
~ RM17.00 ~

Violet Faery Necklace

Violet Faye



NE053 - Violet Faye
Little pixie with violet flowers oval pendant, Bronze flying swallow bird charm, Swarovski Bicone in Rose, Bronze cable chain, Lobster clasp
Length of chain: 31.5 inches
Height of pendant: 1.6 inches (4cm)
Swallow bird charm is about the size of a 10 cent MYR coin
Only 1 piece available.
~ RM36.00 ~

Apricot Faery Necklace

Apricot Faye



NE052 - Apricot Faye
Little wishing fairy with tangerine flower oval pendant, Bronze flying swallow bird charm, Swarovski Bicone in Padparadscha, Bronze cable chain, Lobster clasp
Length of chain: 31.5 inches
Height of pendant: 1.6 inches (4cm)
Swallow bird charm is about the size of a 10 cent MYR coin
Only 1 piece available.
~ RM36.00 ~

10 October 2012

A feature in female October online mag

One of my best friends Wan Lee, decided that Little Maketto and little 'ol me was newsworthy! 

She's an awesome writer/editor and chose to feature some girls who make handmade jewellery. So this month, on the female October online magazine, Little Maketto and the girl behind-the-scenes are featured alongside other great handmade jewellery artists - Wendy from The Mini Diary and Amelia from Crafted by Mei
 
Little Maketto has always been my little pride and joy. It's something I retreat to when I need to expand some creativity and imagination. I work full-time and Little Maketto is sadly only a part-time love, so it's very humbling to be interviewed and featured in the main media. 

Now why not head on over to the female website and read the article where you'll get to learn a little more about me? Also in conjunction with the article, I've tied up with the female team in a giveaway where you can win some Little Maketto handmade goodies!!!

How can you participate in this contest? female will be running a pop-up contest and to find out more just remember to LIKE the female FB and Little Maketto FB so you can stay updated on all the happenings. 



27 September 2012

Key and Lock Diamond Earrings

Love is the Key

ER130 - Love is the Key
Rhodium-plated earring studs with metal barrel and clear rubber earnuts –
Tiny heart-shaped diamond chromed lock, Tiny heart-shaped diamond chromed key

Please see picture to compare size of darling earring studs with 5 cent MYR coin
Only 1 pair available.
~ RM18.00 ~

Lock and Key Grunge Bracelet

Gilded Lock and Key



BR055 - Gilded Lock and Key
Pale gold steampunk lock and key charm, Light cream faux pearls link chain, Pale gold cable chain intertwined with black suede ribbon, Double layer gunmetal chains, Rhinestone chain, Hammered pattern toggle clasp
Length: 7.25 inches
Key charm height is about 1.75 inches (4.3cm)
Lock charm height is about 1.10 inches (2.8cm)
Only 1 piece available.
~ RM33.00 ~

21 September 2012

Memory Heart Locket Necklace

Corazon Memory



** SOLD OUT **
** SOLD 5 pieces **
NE051 - Corazon Memory
Victorian design silver heart locket, Freshwater pearls in white and pale peach, Clear AB teardrop and rondelle crystals, Tiny round white shell bead, Silver tone rolo chain, Lobster clasp
Length of chain: 18 inches + 2 inches extension chain
Silver heart locket is about the size of 50 cent MYR coin
No more remakes available.
~ RM23.00 ~

Chanel No.5 inspired Earrings

Lady Chanel

ER129 - Lady Chanel
Rhodium-plated earring studs, Silver lady silhouette portrait, No.5 perfume bottle
Please see picture to compare size of darling earring studs with 5 cent MYR coin
Only 1 piece available.
~ RM15.00 ~

LV-inspired Gold Earrings

Hana Vuitton
ER128 - Hana Vuitton
Rhodium-plated earring studs with double clear rubber earnuts – LV-inspired pointed petal flower charm in diamond frame, LV-inspired flower charm in round frame. All in gold.
Please see picture to compare size of darling earring studs with 5 cent MYR coin
Only 1 piece available.
~ RM10.00 ~

Braided Twisty Bracelet

Twisty Tale
 

BR054 - Twisty Tale
Double white faux pearls strands, Pale gold byzantine chain, Clear AB rondelle strand, Lobster clasp
7 inches + 2.5 inches extension chain
Only 1 piece available.
~ RM30.00 ~

15 September 2012

Silver Shapes Earrings

Silver Shapes
ER127 - Silver Shapes
4-piece rhodium-plated earring studs with metal barrel earnuts and clear rubber earnuts, Silver chromed star, heart, square and round shapes
Please see picture to compare size of darling earring studs with 5 cent MYR coin
Only 1 piece available.
~ RM15.00 ~

27 August 2012

:: NOTICE ::

I will be away from Thursday 30th August 2012 till 8th September 2012 for a long-awaited vacation!!
I will have very, very limited (or almost no) internet access so please be patient with me.
I will reply all enquiries when I get back.

So sorry for any inconveniences caused,
any orders received during this time will be attended to when I return.

** I have some pretty and dainty pieces ready for sale once I get back, so stay tuned and look out for it! Here's a little sneak peek just for you...




11 August 2012

6th Bead Soup Bead Party - Bead Reveal

Time flies..! It's already time for the 2nd Reveal of the 6th BSBP! This is my first time participating in the Lori Anderson's extraordinary Bead Soup Blog Party and I had a fabulous time with the jewellery-making challenges this project brought along.

My partner if you remember is Adlinah from DreamStruck Designs. She sent me a beautiful soup but, dear me, these weren't beads or colours I normally work with! I'm a little more used to creating designs using 10mm and bigger beads. Adlinah's soup for me contained more delicate beads.


I fell in love with the antique gold flower toggle clasp and immediately knew I wanted to pair it up with the handmade BLOOM tag. I decided later to create little blooms using the little milky pink and chartreuse rounds. And the rest just came along naturally as I continued making the bracelet. The little bead bundle is made of various beads I found in my own stash including some padparadscha swarovski bicones,  tiny pale pink faux pearls and some Czech round and leaf beads.


 


The focal pendant was more tricky. I dangled some of the Czech glass flowers at the bottom of the lampwork pendant but set it aside for more than a week deciding how to incorporate other beads in the necklace design. The challenge for myself was to incorporate some of the yellow ab seed beads. I don't usually use seed beads because I find stringing them a pain. But in the end I strung two strands of the seed beads (without a beading needle!!) and wondered what to do with them. It was only last week I had a breakthrough and decided to do a braid of the seed beads, the faux pink suede cord and some really old AB cube beads (accented by pale pink faux pearls). This is my first time using this technique and I'm very happy with the braid turned out (it did take a couple of trials and errors). The other side of the necklace, was simple wirework with beads and a pink organza ribbon to bring everything together. 




I still have a bunch of beads left over and I know I want to create a pair of earrings with the pink ceramic rounds by Keith O'Connor. I'm still stuck for ideas so until I can create something worthy of their beauty they will be left untouched... 

A big shoutout goes to Lori Anderson for hosting and organizing this wonderful bead soup party and my partner Adlinah Kamsir for providing me such a pretty soup. I love creative challenges and making new friends!!

Now after reading my rather long post on this, it's time to do some blog hopping!!! Please go on over to DreamStruck Designs and see what Adlinah created with the beads I sent her. 

If you are a pinterest buddy the pictures of all the bead soup reveals are here: 


And here's the list of second reveal participants: 


Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Adlinah KamsirDream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 
Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey
Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barb Fernald, Barbara S. Fernald Jewelry 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners


Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto (YOU ARE HERE!!!)
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 
Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Davis, Natural Treasures by Deb
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead
Diana Welte, Lilyweeds


Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads


Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Krafty Max, Krafty Max Originals
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae
Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures


Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Marcia Dunne, The Alternative Foundry
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place
Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Melissa Muir, Kelsi's Closet Jewelbox
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs



Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads


Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 
Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art

I'll be hopping around throughout the week and hope to see you along the way..!

01 August 2012

Pearls & Rings Ribbon Necklace

Pearly Cluster

NE050 - Pearly Cluster
Jumbo white faux pearls in various sizes attached to pale gold rings, Light cream chiffon ribbon
Untied length: 34 inches
Only 1 piece available.
~ RM37.00 ~

Pearls & Crystals Ribbon Necklace

Pearly Night

 NE049 - Pearly Night
Jumbo white faux pearls, Shiny black rondelle crystals, Black satin ribbon
Untied length: 39 inches
Only 1 piece available.
~ RM26.00 ~

Pearls & Rhinestones Ribbon Necklace

Pearly Shine
 

 ** SOLD **
NE048 - Pearly Shine
Jumbo white faux pearls, Black faux pearls, Double rhinestone diamond setting links, Black satin ribbon
Untied length: 37 inches
Only 1 piece available.
~ RM35.00 ~

15 July 2012

6th Bead Soup Blog Party - Bead Soup in pictures

Bead Soup Blog Party

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I've been off the grid for awhile. Blame it on busy work and social schedule. Today I've finally managed to dedicate my time to my jewellery making. Amidst my supposedly busy schedule I've managed to take part in Lori Anderson's annual Bead Soup Blog Party. It's already on its 6th year and boy do we have tons of participants this year! Lori has informed that we have a total of 400 participants from all over the world this round. That's like a huge, huge amount of blogs to visit. But it'll be so great to find so many new jewellery artists and make new friends.

For those uninitiated, a bead soup party involves you creating a soup of beads and swapping them with your partner. Using the beads your partner sent, you have to dig into your creative minds and hands to make something worthy of the gorgeous beads.

My partner is the wonderfully easy-going Adlinah Kamsir from DreamStruck Designs of Singapore. I'm not sure if Lori purposely picked us to be partners because we're neighbouring countries (I'm from Malaysia which is just north of Singapore), but we were pretty thrilled to be partners because the delivery time was cut much shorter. However, it still took us about a week to receive each other's bead soup.

Anyway, when I got my package from Adlinah, I was super-excited!!! But having received it on Tuesday, meant I would not have the time to photograph the beads until the weekend. But the weekend's here so here are the pictures! Adlinah really took into consideration as to what beads would provide me with a challenge.

The bead soup came packaged in a beautiful white box tied with a shoelace-like ribbon. Beads and finding were neatly packed in zip-lock bags together with descriptions.


Aren't the colours so pretty? Definitely a challenge because the beads are all so delicate and I seldom work with antique gold findings. 


Clockwise from top-left: Focal lampwork glass pendant and resin pendant (made by Adlinah herself!); Swarovski crystal beads -rose water opal,  Fired polished rounds -chartreuse & milky pink, Ceramic star beads -lime green; Green rubber o-rings, Cloisonne beads, Ceramic rounds -Keith O'Connor; Czech glass flowers, Lampwork glass rondelles


Clockwise from top-left: Yellow AB seed beads; Pink faux suede cord, Shell rectangels -Japan, Pink sew-on glass beads; Ornate flower pewter clasp, Stamped metal blank (made by Adlinah!), Antique gold metal spaces, Vintage copper butterfly lockets, Gold faux metal plastic beads

Quite a stash don't you think?? Love every bit of the bead soup. Can't wait to start creating something worthy of these gorgeous beads! Big thank you to Adlinah!

You can visit her blog here: DreamStruck Designs and see what beads I sent her...

Happy Beading everyone!




ps. vintage background used for photo collage is by http://paintresseye.deviantart.com
and photo border brushes are by http://withmycamera.deviantart.com/

14 July 2012

Black Dahlia Flower Earrings

Black Dahlia


ER126 - Black Dahlia

Rhodium-plated earring studs with bullet clutch and comfort discs ear backs, Pointed black petals with silver trimmings and clear rhinestone centre
Please see picture to compare size of black dahlia flower earring studs with 50 cent MYR coin.
1 pair available only.
~ RM37.00 ~

Still Available

  • Grappe Grape Necklace
  • Duckie Earrings
  • Stiletto Bag Charm
  • Chimera Ring
  • Fushcia Mini Hat
  • Love Necklace
  • Sweet Tooth Bracelet
  • Pig Owl Earrings

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