Monday, April 5, 2010

916 Gold Gloves

 This is another project that took three months to complete in year 2004.The client came with a bunch of old gold jewelries and I still can remember his wife sweet smile. She gave a brief description on the design: The red rose should rest on top of each hand that attached to bracelets with her whole name indicate on them.

The design sketches were presented within two weeks. She had chosen the third design but she liked to have the glove to be flooded with stones. We charged according to the total stone set so the workmanship cost will be sky high. The final design is done on the basic of art KISS (Keep It Simple & Stupid)

Total stones: >2000 pieces  (Corumdun Ruby, Saphire, Peridot & Cubic Zirconia)

916 gold weight : 280 gram

2004 market value : RM 200K

Saturday, April 3, 2010

18K Rose Gold Semi-precious Stone Tiara

 This was year 2003 project when I was the apprentice in a gold manufacturer - the main supplier for India style jewelry of Little India. Chin was doing some research then and also took whatever opportunity to test his gold-smithing skills.

I was give total 87 pieces of Amethyst, Citrine and Aquamarine as a based jewels and the rest of the stones were 250 pieces of Signity Cubic Zircon. I was sooo excited about this project and design with all my heart.(As I can remember, the way I positioned the stones was like taking care of a baby - gently on the plasticine and repeating checking to make sure the beauty of them were maximized ) The CZ were 350 to 400 pieces. Sign! I wanted CZ to be fulled in every space but due to their budget, the design had to be tolerate and the amount of CZ was cut into half at least. (This is the big disaster of a designer - design has to be alter not because of the beauty but the cost :S)

Total 18K Rose gold weight: 350 gram

2003 Tiara market value: RM 100K

Thursday, April 1, 2010

What the hell is love?

Do we really know what is love? In the 'market' love means flower, rings, health products, massage chair and even cooking oil.  This is some short cut to show our so call 'Love'. Who cares - just buy something that advertisement says and I have no time for that.
This about love message got strong impact in my mind : "LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME ALONE". It was written on a big banner in a fine art exhibition by a teenage artist . To love, we need to have lots of patient, caring and knowledge. To love has no hidden agenda. To love is never ask for return. To love is a life long lesson to learn. Learn from God, His love is perfect and everlasting.

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