Friday, February 29, 2008



An awesome plug for my designs through a well-designed and informative blog that highlights all things asian, oriental, unique and interesting. Asian Buzz has been around for at least 3 years and has a growing and ecclectic readership. I am thrilled and honored to be included in this blog and proud that it is an area that focuses aspects of my ethnic roots--thanks Lilie!!!!

The Triforce is almost complete!

These LEGEND OF ZELDA jewel charms were custom made for lovely customer Erin Violet. A challenge considering the fact that I have never been a hardcore fan of the game and re-creating the sparkling characteristics of a real gemstone out of clay was a major brainstorm. I think they turned out swell personally, and this has therefore inspired me to tackle a line of Katamari accessories (one of my fave games) in the not so distant future!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

If the apocalypse comes...beep me!

A custom charm bracelet for my friend Mina --the vampyric theme lurking heavily throughout, speckled with an Eiffel Tower, London bridge, blood drop beads, and little cameos with svelte phrases ala Buffy and Parisian fanciness...Anne Rice might groove on it?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Little Things Mean Alot...

My friend Adrianne sent me this pic of the two 1up mushroom charms I created for her, and a friend. It's the little things like this that mean alot to me. The feedback that someone gives you, whether good or bad speaks volumes and can help so much in the creative process...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Gothic Lolita Lovers

I've always been sick for EGL - Elegant Gothic Lolita. It's a shame that I feel ridiculous in frilled petticoat bloomers, alice in wonderland puff sleeves, baby jane curls, et al. I *do* however appreciate the aesthetic on others and have always been inspired by the fabulous accessories available, which led to this:

Gothic Lolita Kawaii Bunny Choker

...and I love bunnies. what a perfect combination.
Hello Kitty can go to hell.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Steampunk rising...

According to wikipedia, steampunk is:

" a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction which came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of "the path not taken" of such technology as dirigibles or analog computers; these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or a presumption of functionality."

It's probably no wonder that I find myself leaning towards these aesthetics with welcome arms and Fritz Lang's Metropolis still stands to this day, as one of my alltime favorite with the recent explosion of steampunk finds on etsy, my excitement burst and I went out and gathered a multitude of stuff including watch parts, victorian charms and tiny test-tubes...We'll see what comes of it. Steampunk kawaii? Perhaps, but maybe something will end up on deviantart in the future...For now, I can drool at the likes of these:

and admire Brigid Helm's startling beauty and timelessness, in a world full of dystopian, electric-victorian finery...

A trip down memory lane...

My latest Komodokouture creation:
because our memories leave us with an imprint of life-changing and meaningful experiences, this custom necklace for Victoria in Australia was a delight to make. "Magical" is a word that could describe things ---her specific instructions for a design consisting of white rabbits, soft-serve ice cream, blue birds, four leaf clovers, russian matroyshka dolls and mexican wrestling masks...well, simply put, --what a combination! This is a necklace I'll remember forever...