Saturday, June 30, 2012

Around the World - Miami, FL - Glows Shop

Still in the unique urban vine from the last feature from the city of Miami, I bring you something a bit more urban decay this time. Glows Shop is a unique jewelry shop that creates interesting, perhaps one of a kind pieces from all sorts of items that some of us would consider as junk. Bullet casings, broken sea shells, junk metal, various rough gemstones and thick chains. The shop does remind me of dadaism to a certain degree. My favorite? Definitely the bullet casing pieces. I especially love that cluster key chain above with the spike and other random curiosities.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Around the World - Miami, FL - Weasel Wrks

Ocean Plaza 8.5x11 Print - csfitzgerald

Now that we're done with Detroit, I thought Miami would be a great next city, since I'm currently watching CSI: Miami and all, haha. So let's go to the biggest city in the sunshine state of Florida and see what they have to offer in handmade.

Let's start with something cool perhaps? Reusing skateboard decks, spray paint cans, old cassette tapes and more, Matt, the owner of Weasel Wrks created all these unusual and intriguing work of art. The urban industrial look is one of the strong points of these one of a kind, limited edition art pieces. And I must admit that the spray can lamps look really cool. The skateboard artworks which is a collaboration with another artist Danelly Liz, looks really cool too! If you love street art, you should definitely check out this unique shop! :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Weekly Word Picks - Flower

I promise I have a great reason for the lack of activity the past few days! But for now... this week's word is..


Mini Gerbera Daisy in Red - miniaturepatisserie // Custom Medium Bridal Bouquet - TheRitzyRose

For the complete treasury : Flowers for the Bride

This week's word was chosen by Meg.
So what should next week's word be? Suggest by posting in the comments below!
For a list of words already suggested, please refer to this post.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Around the World - Atlanta, GA - Bel Atelier

I am so in love with soft pastel dreamy look of Tamara Lee's photography from Bel Atelier. Although she shoots a variety of different subjects, from food photography to city views to the beach, the soft pastel tones to her photo editing keeps the consistency of the shop together. The heart raspberry one is probably my favorite photo from her, just such a lovely idea and imagery. Although I love the colors of the pier shot too.

What about you? Which one is your favorite photo from Bel Atelier?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June'12 Giveaway Winners! is a fair judge. The winner for the Leaf Pendant is...

Lenio Oik! Congratulations!

And the winner for the Raindrops into the Sea pendant is...

Ana!! Congratulations! :)

I will be in contact with the winners shortly, so expect an email from me soon!
Once again, thank you to everyone for your participation! Let's hope for a bigger and more successful giveaway next month shall we? I already have pieces picked out for it. :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Around the World - Atlanta, GA - Wearable Planter

We've heard and known of planters on window sills and gardening corners, but had you heard of Wearable Planters before? Yes, people wearing planters instead of displaying them on their sunshine filled shelves. The idea is pretty ingenious in my opinion, small vases, small enough to wear as necklaces, brooches, boutonnieres for the men, or even attached to bags and bicycles. Plant in a tiny plant of your choice, air plants are optimum, succulents would work too, and you're good to go with a jewelry piece that is bound to start a conversation.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Weekly Word Picks - Countryside

This week's was fun! The word is...


Horse Fine Art Photograph - janeheller // John Brothers Square Cereal Bowls - WillowTreeAntiques
Bistro Word Silhouette - hilemanhouse // English Countryside Riding Jacket - gardenofsimples
British Wildlife Vintage Mugs - Chixycoco // Goldfinch Embroidered Fabric Bird - cfreresmith

For the complete treasury : Countryside Bistro

This week's word was chosen by Heron and Lamb.

So what should next week's word be? Suggest by posting in the comments below!
For a list of words already suggested, please refer to this post.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Let me tell you some things about my dad. He...

...loves fishing, but does not have time for it anymore.
...had been looking for a small wallet that could fit into his pants pockets.
...loves coffee.
...had been using a bucket as his tool box for a while now. It's time for a proper one!

Salmon Wooden Money Clip - KCsGlass // Waves to Feathers Leather Wallet - linnykenney
Dad Mug - MissPottery // Meteorite Dad's Keychain - ThePolkadotMagpie
Industrial Tool Box - Reclaimbk // Brazilian Bob-O-Link Coffee - sommerscoffeeco

Happy father's day! Spend some time with your dad!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Around the World - Atlanta, GA - BZRshop

I have a thing for leggings that are not plain black color, and ombre is so totally in trend right now that I cannot not feature BZR shop. The gentle color gradient and how smooth it transitions, it's almost as good as the color gradient tool in Photoshop. Just... handmade! I can't decide which one is my favorite, I love the black to white one, I love the orange to white one too but I'm not sure if I could rock that color. Think you are trendy enough for ombre? Just pop by over the shop and check them out. :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Visit to the Royal Palace

I visited the Istana Negara (Royal Palace) last week. Since the new palace was built and the Sultan moved there, the old palace had been open to the public for visiting purposes until June 15th. My mom showed interest in visiting, so I thought, hey why not? So off we go~

The royal seats!

It was a very bright and sunny day. The main exhibition was indoors that spans 3 halls, with royal clothing, accessories and the royal seats in display. It also includes some vintage camera and time pieces from the Sultan's personal collection. My personal favorite of the exhibit was actually the pretty chandeliers!

In overall, it was a pleasant visit. Though it's best to visit early since parking spaces is extremely limited.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June'12 Rejects Giveaway

It's time for another rejects giveaway! Every month I will hold a giveaway to give out one or two failed jewelry pieces - mainly resin pendants with impurities, obvious bubbles, resin seeping into the paper etc, even designs that I decided that I did not really like. Some of these mistakes are not very obvious and it can only be seen up close. So they can be worn without much worries!

This month, I am giving away these two beauties! A hand drawn leaf pendant, and another hand drawn raindrops over waves pendant.

There is nothing wrong with the green leaf pendant, I just feel that the design is unsuitable for the shop. Same with the raindrops pendant. But the raindrops pendant has resin leaked out on the top side. However it is not very obvious when worn since the resin is clear. These two designs are OOAK!!

You will get them as is. I will not entertain complains and I do not accept returns. ;)

--[ HOW TO ENTER ]--

  1. MANDATORY - Visit my Etsy shop and tell me what is your favorite item by leaving a comment in this post! Please leave an e-mail address too so that I know how to contact you if you win. :)
  2. Optional (x1) - Tell me which pendant you would like if you win in the comments. That way I can decide which pendant to give if you're picked! ;)
  3. Optional (x1) - Like me on Facebook, and leave your name in my comments.
  4. Optional (x1) - Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect.
  5. Optional (x1) - Favorite my shop and add me to your circle. (must do both) Leave your Etsy username in the comments.
  6. Optional (x1) - Favorite my new supply shop Starjuice and leave a comment.
  7. Optional (x1) - Tell me one of your favorite supply from Starjuice that you would love to see me make into a jewelry piece!
  8. Optional (x1) - Twit about this giveaway on Twitter, then come back here and post the link in the comments. Remember to include my Twitter account in the update @skyejuicedesign.
  9. Optional (x1) - Share this giveaway on your Facebook and tell me in the comments that you did, remember to tag @Skyejuice as well!
  10. Optional (x1) - Blog about this giveaway on your blog. Please also remember to come back here and leave a link in the comments section.
Please leave separate comments for all! 1 comment = 1 entry.
If you did a few of the things above and only left 1 comment, it will be count as 1 entry.

  1. The giveaway will run from now until June 21st, 2012 - 11:59pm PST.
  2. The giveaway is open to everyone worldwide.
  3. The winner will be picked randomly using generator.
  4. I will contact the winner when it is chosen. The winner have 48 hours to claim their prize, or else a new winner will be chosen. If you did not or forgot to leave an e-mail in your comments, please be sure check back after 10th to see if you win or not, and shoot me an e-mail at within 48 hours as well. SO REMEMBER TO LEAVE ME AN E-MAIL ADDRESS SO I COULD CONTACT YOU!!
And that's it, good luck folks!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Around the World - Atlanta, GA - LaCocoRouge

Doesn't like pretty white flowers? Prefer something not so traditional for your wedding headpiece? Try checking out LaCocoRouge. :) Elaborate, Victorian, Carnivalesque, Burlesque, Steampunk-ish, are a few words to describe Stephanie's headpieces. Long feathers and shiny sequins are some of the common materials you can find in her work. Feel like an exotic queen on your wedding day! Not only weddings though, these would be great to perfect that stage play costume as well.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ombre Earrings

Ombre is the trend right now! So I decided to whip out a few ombre earrings since I made the beige ones for a custom order last month. The blue ones are one of my personal favorite, but the pink one is quite striking too. They will be listed into the shop within the week. :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekly Word Picks - Chopstick

This week's word was pretty challenging, and it is...


Hand Painted Noodle Bowl - yevgenia // Keep Calm and Slurp Noodles Print - KeepCalmAndStayGold
1 Pair Custom Chopsticks - burnedfurniture // Set of 10 Chopsticks - BlisscraftandBrazen

For the complete treasury : Chopsticks

This week's word was chosen by Cheryl from Beadz2Pleaz.

So what should next week's word be? Suggest by posting in the comments below!
For a list of words already suggested, please refer to this post.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Launching of StarJuice

I have been preparing for this for a while now, but I finally launched my supplies shop on Etsy StarJuice! :)

There's only glass beads and some lampwork glass beads there right now, but I have more coming like glass pearls and ceramic beads that I haven't photographed yet. (but will do soon) Hopefully by the end of all this I'll have more than 100 items in my shop!

So come check it out, fave my shop or items if you're not interested in buying, show some support! I would really appreciate it. :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Around the World - Atlanta, GA - Liddabits

More wedding goodness from Atlanta! Looking for fun wedding decors and stationery? Check out Liddabits. :) I for one, love wedding photo props, although it is a trend not currently caught on in Malaysia yet. It just adds that bit of fun into the wedding photographs. I also love how Liz from Liddabits frame and set up her photographs for the shop, like the 'Love' bunting with two kids walking in the far background. The rest of the photos in the shop look really bright and happy too! Now that's how you sell to couples about to get married.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Around the World - Atlanta, GA - FineNFleurie

Still on the east side of the USA, let's travel southwards to the Atlanta city in Georgia and see what the bustling city can offer in terms of handmade.

Perhaps we can start with something pretty and dreamy, like Fine & Fleurie. They say that sales are better when you use live models to showcase your products. It's true especially for wedding accessories, because brides are always the prettiest! The beautiful dreamy photos, the demure models, and the perfect wedding accessory. Did you know that Jessica, the owner of Fine & Fleurie, hand sewn, cut and even dyed her own fabric. Now that is true handmade, and the success is well deserved. You can become a fan of her Facebook fanpage for discounts, sales and news. :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Weekly Word Picks - Dance

It's a tough one this week! The word of the week is...


White Swan Belly Dance Top - FeathersofArtemis // Swan Lake Ballerina Dog Tutu - CharlieHeartsDiesel
Wing Dancer Tribal Earrings - prairieoats // Sterling Silver Dance Necklace - PianoBenchDesigns
Time to Drink Champagne and Dance on the Table Wedding Decor - exlibrispaperdesigns // Shop til' You Drop Embroidery Art Hoop - ThreeRedApples

For the complete treasury : Dance

This week's word was chosen by Joanne from SageGoods.

So what should next week's word be? Suggest by posting in the comments below!
For a list of words already suggested, please refer to this post.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Around the World - Detroit, MI - RiotJane

The Around the World series in a country or city will not feel complete without a photography shop, so here is my pick from Detroit - riotjane. :) I featured the dog in glasses picture before, but I love it so much so I decided to feature it again. What I love about her photography is the hint of forlorn and loneliness in her photos. It might not be the happiest things to look at, but it clicks with me and I like it. I just love the quiet beauty and the pretty colors.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Introducing Silver!

I don't believe I have introduced my new cat to ya'all yet. Here is Silver, my new 1 year old tabby! (Silver says hi too!)

I didn't found Silver, she found me! Three days after Ginger's passing I saw a grey tabby with the most beautiful mint green eyes sleeping on my porch. This never happens because the porch was Ginger's territory, and she was a very territorial cat. It took me a week before I get acquainted (ie: feed) this young tabby, as she was very timid and keep running away every time I come out of the house. I had to catch her when she was still half asleep.

Long story short, Silver is now my new porch cat! She loves to grovel at my feet, (I suspect she has a foot fetish) she absolutely loves to roll around on her back, she loves greenies, playing with feathers, going out hunting (she brought back two big rats before) and she loves to sleep against the wall.

Silver has a kinked tail, the ends curled up into a tight curl much like a spring, which caused this stubby look.

Her pretty mint green eyes. :)