Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Heart Collection SOLD OUT

Mixed media

My latest collection features sculptural heart-shaped pendants embellished with beads, crystals, and mixed media. Limited edition except for one of a kind pieces.

Dimensions: About 1 inch by 1.5 inches.

SOLD AS NECKLACES. The hearts come with a black cord. (See seashore pink)

These are all original designs, you won't find them anywhere else.

Price: P400

Get one now, they may no longer be available the next time you come back. Perfect gift for valentine's. :)

Ordering and shipping info: http://beadlady.multiply.com/journal/item/15

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah

My cousin and I watched the latest rerun of this hilarious pink play. Here are a few pics with the cast. Too bad I didn't bring a proper digicam!

Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal


Though I was low on funds, I set aside a few hundred to watch the third run of Carlo Vergara's Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal, directed by Chris Millado. It was worth every penny. It was my first time to watch a play in the Joseng Batute theater, so I didn't know the venue was so... intimate - the audience was within spitting distance of the actors.

Eula was smokin' hot! Though I'm 100% straight, I couldn't stop staring at her ass. hehe. Watching her sing live was, for lack of a better term, amazing! Unlike the divas of Sunday noontime shows on the tube, not once did Eula sing off-key despite the flying kicks and splits.

Too bad I didn't catch Agot Isidro as Queen Femina (the role was played by her alternate last night). We did see the new Dodong though, played by hottie Janvier Daily.

Didi was the star of the night, often stealing the limelight from Eula. Her delivery was unforgettable, anlandi talaga!

My favorite Didi line (spoken with a fake collegiala kaartehan):
"Dodong, can't you see I'm walking? Don't block the driveway! You Dodong ha, you're such a... blocker!"

Sana may rerun ulit, I'll definately watch again!

The only downside to the entire evening was the gay bitch in front of us. My cousin and I were, unfortunately, seated at the bleachers since the more expensive seats sold out fast. The bleacher seats, as we all know, do not have back rests. The dude in front of us had the nerve to lean against my cuz and use her legs as a back rest! How rude! I wanted to kick his ass - literally. Good thing the play was sooo entertaining, it kept my mind off Bitchy Gay Dude.

And oh, in case there's going to be another run...
1. Don't buy the bleacher tickets! Your back will hurt, trust me. Go for the more expensive tickets.
2. If you end up with bleacher tickets, just make sure you come early. This way you can choose your seats. My cuz and I arrived an hour early, but there were already people in line (pero konti palang naman).
3. Bring a digicam - just don't use it inside the theater while the play is ongoing. Save it for after the show. The cast usually waits outside then, and you can have your picture taken with them. Too bad I only had my camera phone with me.

More photos here! http://beadlady.multiply.com/photos/album/40

Saturday, January 27, 2007

My Workspace

I finally have my own beading area! Here are some pics of my bead corner. It's still a work in progress. Hopefully, i'll finish unpacking all of my beads next month. It's going to be a long, exhausting process. Any volunteers? hehe.


This is my new bead table. I chose a small one because there isn't much space in my apartment. It's a great space saver - as you can see in the second pic, I can fold the ledge when I'm done working. Plus I can hide all the kalat by closing the table. yey! There are three compartments (left side) where I can store all my craft books, magazines, sewing machine, and more beads. I arranged my tackle boxes on the shelf below the table.

This is a HUGE chest of drawers that I got for a bargain! Remember when Craft World in Galleria had their closing out sale? I approached the owner and asked if I could buy her DMC display drawers. She was surprised that anyone would want to buy an old, damaged display case. I told her I was a beader and that I badly, badly needed a good storage solution. She was amused with the idea. I was supposed to buy two, but decided against it because I didn't have my own place yet, so there was nowhere I could store it. This one stayed in my boyfriend's apartment for months until I finally moved into the new place.

The left side holds the beads, the right side has the clay.I haven't transferred all my beads into the drawers yet. Organizing is tedious. sigh.

I'm going to repaint this to cover the DMC label. I hope I find the time soon.

Here are some of my beads and my clay. Click on the photos to see a larger version.

And here is my collection of bead magazines and craft books.

I'm going to start decorating the space after I've transferred all my beads from the bags and boxes into the chest of drawers. What do you think of my new craft space?

Introducing... my new logo!

I've been experimenting on a dozen different logos ever since I started selling my jewelry. Finally, I found the perfect one - by accident!

A few months ago, we shot a Moroccan-themed party for RL's Entertaining section. One of the items we needed to shoot was a cute invitation card. Carlo Vergara (creator of Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, and our Art Director) was getting bored waiting for us to finish setting up, so he decided to get busy. He wanted to add a little flourish to the card, so he drew an intricate design on a piece of cardboard, and penned it with a gold marker. I fell in love with the drawing!

After the shoot, I sheepishly asked Carlo if I could have the drawing and if I could use it for my business. "Oo naman," he replied with a smile. Wooohoooo! I had found my logo. I scanned the cardboard and tweaked the pattern a little on photoshop. The tough part was finding a font to match the feel of the pattern, but I discovered a simple yet charming font that perfectly blended with the pattern.

And there it is in the picture. My charming new logo. Yey!

Thanks so much for your generosity Carlie!


Hope you enjoy the site's new look!

I decided to go daring this time
with the black and purple stripes - a sharp contrast to last year's
pastel leaves. It's a preview of what to expect from my new

Hope I got you excited.

Back in business!

I haven't logged on to this site for over a month! Terribly sorry for not keeping you updated.

The past few weeks have been crazy because...

1. I moved into a new apartment!

Yey! After over seven months of crashing into my cousin's room, I now have my own place in Greenhills. (Well okay, not my *own* place, I'm just renting, but you get the picture!) The best thing about moving out and getting my own space is finally being able to set up my bead corner! I've started setting up my table AND I've finally taken my beads and clay out of the pathetic bags they were stuck in for seven months. As soon as I've organized all my stuff, I'm going to post another "junk" folder. Watch out for another "Odds and Ends" sale soon! I'm also posting the pix of my crafting area tomorrow. I'm not yet done setting up though, so it all looks kinda messy right now. Settling into the new place has taken a toll on my bead biz - I've been spending all my money on household stuff!  AND I don't have internet access at the new place, hence the unupdated website.  SORRY SORRY SORRY for not being able to reply to your personal messages.

2. My family came home for Christmas!

I spent the holidays bonding with my mom, my dad, my brothers, and a bunch of cousins. It was one of the best Christmases ever! I got so hung up on the holiday spirit that I haven't beaded in weeks. That explains this empty website right now. hihi.

3. I started moonlighting for another magazine.

This month I did a DIY project for Seventeen. It's probably coming out this summer, either May or April, so don't forget to grab a copy. (Oh, and I'm coming out in the March issue too!)

4. I went to Cebu last weekend!

But I wasn't able to go bead shopping. Ugh. There was a press junket for the new Amuma Spa in Maribago and I was sent there to represent RL. It was the ultimate vacay! All expense paid, eat-all-you-can, live-like-a-queen weekend! The spa was heavenly! I tried three different massages, will post a review if I have time. The bathroom of my hotel room was maaahvelous! It was almost as huge as the room. But the room itself wasn't anything out of the ordinary, just a typical resort-hotel room. It was too big for me because I was all alone (everyone had a room to themselves). Sayang the other queen size bed (there were two in the room). The pool was really charming, especially at night. Will post pics soon.

Apart from the four things mentioned above, there was work, cooking (it's become my latest hobby), trying to go to the gym, and... work. Whew, just thinking about the stuff I've been doing the past weeks makes me want to go back to the spa... exhausting!

I'm working on my new 2007 collection now, so watch out for new stuff.ü