Expressing the beauty of Nature in Motion through organic shapes, colours and rhythms…
My jewellery addiction began as a hobby – I took up few classes and was immediately hooked to creating beautiful wirework pieces with beads sourced from various parts of the globe. I soon felt the need to explore materials other than beads and wires to push myself creatively. I wanted to create my own shapes/elements that I would then piece together to create a unique piece.
Hence, I am always focusing my creative energies in the exploration of new art media that could inspire and challenge my creativity. I was recently drawn to the versatility of polymer clay. The idea of using formed clay as a mini canvas drives my inspiration as it allows me to go back to my first love – Painting.
Colour has thus become an integral part of my work and through bright colours and quirky elements I am able to create a distinctive statement of personal style.
MY SOURCE OF INSPIRATION
Nature has been my inexhaustible source of inspiration.
To me, nothing feels more peaceful and liberating than seeing leaves dancing in the wind and being carried away on an adventurous journey, not knowing where they might end up but enjoying the ride nonetheless.
WHAT MAKES ME TICK?
● I find beauty in the unbalanced arrangement of elements to create a harmonious mess – Asymmetrical compositions that add visual intrigue and bring out the uniqueness of the jewellery piece.
● I enjoy emulating techniques (mark-making, layering and texturing) that inspired my paintings but this time using beads, wires, leather and clay as mediums.
● I love the idea of endless possibilities and evolving with my work.
Gracesmiths was born out of a simple desire to create stylish, beautifully crafted gifts that are inspired by God’s grace towards us, gifts that touch hearts and build ties. We are passionate about our amazing God, Jesus Christ, and wish to share His greatness and goodness through these gifts.
These gifts are designed, carefully curated and made in various parts of the world, some right out of our studio in sunny Singapore. In addition to being exclusive to Gracesmiths, many of them are also lovingly handcrafted (we think hand-made gifts carry more heart!) and hence, each subtly unique and only available in limited quantities. We hope that these gifts will help to inspire, encourage and bring joy and smiles to you and those dear to you.
We follow God’s heart to care for the lost, the needy, the hopeless. We support selected social causes and social enterprises that serve to improve the lives of these people, currently through the retail of items produced by these social organizations. With your support, we hope to be able to extend our hand of love and impact more lives. At Gracesmiths, we believe that we are blessed to be a blessing!
The logotype is derived and weaved from a gift ribbon, where its connotation of tying of gifts extend into the tying up of relationships and bonds through God’s love and grace. These ties are made with a sincere heart at various levels: between God and the individual, between the giver and receiver of these gifts, and between Gracesmiths and its community through the support of social causes; and hence the tagline “Tie with Heart”.
Welcome to “Strangely Yours“. Here you will find quaint little handmade goods that make for thoughtful gift giving. Quirky lockets, hidden messages, movable trinkets, inspired by wild fairytales and secrets forests, with the charm of old detective novels, Strangely Yours is quaint, its strange, and its personal to the wearer..
Welcome to FreshfromtheKiln, where I share my passion for ceramics and jewellery! You will find lots of uniquely handmade jewellery and home decor items that are minimalistic, yet garnished with a pop of colour. 🙂