Showing posts with label Japanese jewellery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Japanese jewellery. Show all posts

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Traditional Kawaii Review

Hello every one!
I have got a post for you today, am still unwell but I have more up and kawaii go to get this post done, This is a small haul of some Origami items I got in the post.
Its a small shop online called J-Wow found here on Facebook and here is the link to the Online shop.
I made a small order last week and it came in like 2 days after,The best thing was the free shipping 
Which was a great bonus, I ordered a cute pair of earrings and a charm. They do a lovely traditional range of handmade goods and worth checking out even the traditional side of Japan can be super cute!



Crane Bottle Charm

The charm is a corked small bottle with tiny stars and a tiny kawaii pink origami Crane inside! It comes on a large ball chain to use to attach your charm to which ever you wish too.
So tiny and cute!




Kawaii Red Origami Butterflies

I got my self these Origami Butterfly earrings with have 2 tiny beads at the top of the Butterflies and then the earring piece, because these are Origami they are so light to wear, They are a nice size too.
I plan to wear these with my kimono outfit for this years Hyper Japan!  Are these not just little Darlings and so unusual! 



Is this Doll not just Kawaii!

With my order, I also got a free gift with is a Japanese Origami Doll. She is so cute I have her on my unit propped up against my Clear Quartz Crystal and so far am in hope she will bring me good luck! Also Friday is the Chinese new year so maybe she can bring me some luck with that hehe! I need all the luck I can get with all my on- going projects.
So I am going to put up some Chinese decorations up in honour for the Chinese new year since I won them in a give away and they are to pretty not to use ! They are Hello Kitty ones!

Any way getting back to my post review, J-Wow is a lovely little online shop and I would recommend you check out what they have to offer and take advantage of the free shipping. It was a pleasure to shop with them.

Till next time
<3 Tartan xox

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Tartan Kawaii and Di Depux

Hello Cuties, I hope you are all well.
I have been meaning to do this post for a while but other things kept putting me off to get round to this....

 So here it is this post is show case post of all the stunning designs that I and Di Depux collaborated with in creating! I just wanted to show you how they were presented  and got some photos and close up's of the designs.






Each of the necklaces was beautifully packed in its very own bag as seen as above!




This one here has a sample of the mirrored Hearts and Text in Caps, I love the detail that my camera picked up in the Gem stones! These are just ever so pretty. 





This is a sample of the Japanese writing text I love the Layering of this and the chunky chain, I have to say upgrading any of the necklaces to a chunky chain at Di Depux is highly recommended for a unique piece of jewellery. The Stars are so cute on this too!





This is the alternative text you can pick on your name necklace, Its so cute and pretty.
As you can see, there is a lot of detail and sharp cutting of the layers and engraving on the necklace.
I adore having my name on the back clasp charms! 



And yes you guessed it ....I gave in and ordered myself a new custom ring,( I have a other necklace on its way too!) I got Kawaii on it and I am really happy with the rings as they use a thick adjustable ring piece that is fantastic. It has a large surface area for attaching the acrylic to the ring and is not flimsy in any way, which you might get from other places. I have had my fair share of  rings that have had the tops come off due to there being a lack of surface for the piece to be stuck too.
Guys please do check out Di-Depux on Facebook and find their listings at Etsy-shop didepux !!

GO GO!
Till next time, stay super Kawaii.










Monday, 9 December 2013

Tartan Kawaii x DiDepux Collaboration Project

Hey Cute things!
I have got some exciting news to share, I and the talented graphic designer and Jewellery maker Di Depux got together with a Collaboration You most likely have seen the finished products on Esty and Facebook!
Shop here!


I have been wanting to be able to have something, that shows my love for Japanese fashion inspired from Harajuku and Japanese street fashion, something that would make a outfit complete.I know, I can doodle ideas but was lost when it came to making this dream into a product or a reality. I also had lots of ideas but not the know how to create them.



It was not till I became a customer to the Esty shop that belongs to Di Depux and taking a leap of faith by asking what they thought of my own ideas. I have been knocked back and rejected before. So I was ready to take it again. However for once I got a reply of interest I was not only shocked but overjoyed that the fact some one took an interest!!!


So over the past few weeks of chatting with the lady from Di Depux and watching the items progress. Seeing the sneak peek and then to the product that will be sold only at Di Depux on Esty,It has been very exciting! I have been so happy to be part of this collaboration and think we make a great team!
So I wanted to share you the progress from start to finish!



The idea was 3 hearts, Trinity hearts . My past love for all things Kawaii  as a child , My present obsession and the dreams of Kawaii that are yet to come, the future! 



My Doodles that I minded to keep and scan in.  I wanted to have this as a necklace as I feel a necklace can give a bigger statement than any other piece of jewellery when it comes to fashion.
And what better way to have your own name on it!


As you can see the design developed really fast. From my imagination and drawings it didn't take long to create the sample of the product. Which when I  saw this,I was so excited ! My dreams of this project were coming true.


 I loved the fact we tried to get the font to match my drawing on the last one sample in the picture.
After this is was time to pick out details such as colours and small touches.
When I saw the finished products I was in a Kawaii Dream, they look perfect it was like the Di Depux knew what I was after and saw my potential in the design. I was so happy.



These are the final pieces, You can even change the colours to your own personal liking and change the text to a name or word. How cute and cool huh?!

''Trinity Heart's'' Collaboration with Di Depux and online Blogger of all things Cute and Japanese, Tartan Kawaii.

Inspired by the trends and fashion from the streets of Harajuku and my life-long love of staying kawaii (cute in Japanese.), I came up with the idea to design an image to be able to express this through the use of Jewellery accessories.
The Hearts represent past fascination, present obsession and dreams of the future. This relates to the passion of Kawaii Culture from Japan. This is only available at Di Depux.''
Tartan xox


This project means a lot to me as its proof that dreams can come true if you keep on trying- no matter how many knock backs you get. I really would love any of the Blog fans or friends who also adore Kawaii and J-fashion to get one of these necklaces! I  hope you have liked seeing the behind the scenes of the progress of my project and I cant wait to see you all wearing them!!