Monday, November 30, 2009

Woohoo!!! I am now a certified Art Clay Silver Level 2 instructor!

I just got word, I passed the judging!

Technically, I am now certified to teach Certification courses, not just the basics! 
There are only two of us in the Philippines who are Level 2 certified!

But I doubt I'll be teaching anytime soon.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, read here and here.

I'm so happy!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Polymer clay emergency?

Bazaar coming up, you ran out of clay, and you don't have time to go shop for more.  We've been there!

This is just to let you know that we do shipping for polymer clay supplies through Xend.*

For faster transactions, text us the color, brand, and number of bars you need (we carry all colors of Premo and Clayzee).  We will check the availability, and text you back the total.  You send the payment through gcash. 

Our gcash number: 09152917558.

Cut-off time is 12 noon.  Next day delivery.

*For Metro Manila only.  We will ship through Air21 for provincial addresses.

Giant Garage Sale in Cubao Expo

Start:     Nov 28, '09 10:00a
End:     Nov 28, '09 5:00p
Location:     Cubao Expo, Gen. Romulo St.
Drop by Cubao Expo tomorrow! 10am to 5pm. You might just find that vintage thingie you've been looking for.

I love Ate Sandy's garage sales. The last time, I was able to buy a sidetable for P100 lang!

After shopping, visit us for some refreshments! :) hehe

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

my phone got stolen yesterday

sucks.  It was a gift from my dad.

but i'm still grateful it was just my phone, nothing more.

so please ignore messages coming from my old number. 

i am working on getting the old number back (change of sim, number retention through globe), but until then, ignore 0915-561-5586.


Monday, November 16, 2009

We do not have resellers

Hello everyone!

This is just to inform you that we do not have resellers.  Angeli's Art Beads items are exclusively available at The Beadlady Craft Cafe.

When our friends have bazaars, we do have a few items with them, but we will announce the bazaars here beforehand.

I appeal to your kind hearts to let us know if you find our work misrepresented or sold outside our store. 

Thank you!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New charms, chains, and pendants available at the shop today! Please drop by!

Good Housekeeping Nov 09 feature

Yay! We are on Good Housekeeping Magazine's Shop Smarts section!

We are very honored to be featured beside the great Reading Room and The Grand Thrift House, plus our favorite store Heima!

The photo of the shop was taken a few days before we opened.

Thank you GH for the wonderful review!

Photos by At Maculangan, Text by Tisha Alvarez-Angluben.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Question: Is it crazy to go to Divisoria after lunch on a Sunday?


We ran out of paperbags.  I need to buy from Tabora St. 

I'm already imagining the chaos.  Has anyone tried going to Divi on a Sunday, during the Christmas rush?

We didn't have time to go earlier. :(  Super busy.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

We are super thankful

The past few weeks have had their ups and downs, but I am counting my blessings.

This week, I haven't had a good night's sleep. But this only means we have been busy busy busy.

Today we were featured on GMA7's Unang Hirit!

Super big thank you Ate Sandy of The Reading Room for the opportunity. :)

I wasn't able to watch though coz I fell asleep before the segment aired(because I did another all-nighter, trying to make stuff for a mag photoshoot).

What a crazy, super hectic week!

We also did a big photoshoot today, but we can't gush about it yet. Crossing my fingers everything turns out well.

Plus we got invited to join a bazaar tomorrow, for free! I hope I wake up super early. I am really tired and I want to rest already, but I can't sleep.

Thank you Lord for the blessings you are showering us!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

French-inspired clay jewelry

If the Moroccan-inspired jewelry were simple clay medallions set on brass filigree, these new French-inspired pieces feature photo-transfer polymer clay tiles wrapped with filigree.

At first, I came up with simple photo-transfer tiles, like the ones I used to make when I was starting out. But I found them boring, and I wanted something new this time.

I decided I wanted them to look like delicate vintage cabs and cameos. The challenge was to make the tiles look luxurious, and it's hard to do that with polymer clay.

I set them on brass filigree, like what I did in the Moroccan collection, but the tiles looked out of place. So I tried something different - wrapping them in filigree instead of simply setting them on top of it. I think I finally got the look I was going for.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I became a mom

Here's another reason why I went MIA: Izzy.

No, I didn't get preggers. lol. I bought the cutest little Maltese puppy. A gift from Marco for my 24th birthday. :)

I got her when she was 3 months old. She was super skinny and was really smelly when I got her. Kawawa! The old owners didn't give her regular baths, boo!

I named her Izzy, no - not after the Grey's Anatomy character, but because of her frizzy fur, especially around her neck.

I try hard to keep her frizz-free. hehe.

She's turning one year old on December 5.

Izzy is super active. She likes to wrestle. The only time she's not hyper is when she's asleep. Lol. But when she's sleepy, she mellows down and wants to cuddle.

Sometimes I think she doesn't know she's a dog. She stands everytime she wants something (like her toys on the table, or when she wants to be carried, or when she wants to be let out of the room). She asks for her bag when she sees I'm getting dressed - stands and tries to drag the bag out from wherever it's hidden.

She's super funny too. She likes to sleep in the weirdest position: on her back with her head bent towards her tummy. I should probably take a photo next time.

She goes crazy when she sees me preparing my blanket before I go to sleep - she'd run under it and just stay there until it covers her. She then playfully bites me from under the covers.

Crazy pup.

I'm sick. :( I won't be in the shop today, but my staff will be there to assist you.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Yuletide Souk at the Rockwell Tent today til tomorrow

Sorry for the short notice: We have a few pieces on display in Sculpeyman's booth at the bazaar in Rockwell tent.

Check out our one of a kind, french-inspired necklaces featuring nostalgic photo-transfer polymer clay tiles wrapped with brass filigree.

BBB's newest bangle designs also on display.

Plus you HAVE TO go check out's booth, OMG! My heart stopped when I saw all the lovely jewelry. I tell you, it's going to be worth the trip just to see the items she has on display.

(And because the stuff was so entrancing, it was the only booth I got to visit today. I was rushing to go back to my shop, sorry multiply friends, will try to visit you guys tomorrow)

Will try to post pics of my new stuff, i'll see if i can post from my phone.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

International Features

We have been featured in the following international blogs. :) I am forever grateful to the editors and bloggers. Salamat po, from Manila!

(Forgot to post it here in multiply, sa blogspot lang pala nakapost).

Feb. 11, 2009 - Craft Gossip, International
About Craft Gossip: "[Craft Gossip] scours the net looking for the best craft ideas and projects..."
"Cupcakes from the Confessions of a Chronic Crafter"

Feb. 23, 2009 - CraftyGoat's Notes, USA
About CraftyGoat's Notes: "CraftyGoat's Notes is all about sharing polymer clay tips & tricks..."
"Stitches in clay"

Feb. 24, 2009 - Emicraft, Russia
"Embroidery on polymer clay, why not?"

March 5, 2009 - Polymer Clay Daily, USA
About Polymer Clay Daily: "This blog takes a highly curated approach to showcasing the best polymer clay art from around the world."
"Sobrepena's covered locket"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Total Girl Nov 09 feature

A couple of months ago, I was excited to receive an email from Total Girl magazine saying they read the Our Awesome Planet feature, and they'd like to feature the new cafe for their "So Hot Right Now" section. They were going to bring a young TG reader to the shop to do a review on our shop offerings and services.

I was super excited, but scared too, because of the review!

So I was very happy when I saw page 8 of this month's TG issue!

Here's an excerpt from the review:

"Famous for their pendants and charms that look exactly like cute cupcakes and other sweet treats... it's the sweetest accessory shop in the Metro!" - Maita de Jesus, Total Girl Magazine Editorial Assistant and Disney's Princess Magazine Editor in Chief

"[This cafe] is so cool because you can be creative in making and decorating your own accessories..." - Nina Isabel, 11 years old, TG reader

Grab a copy of Total Girl November 09 ish to read the entire feature.

Special thanks to the writer, Ms. Maita de Jesus and the photographer, Dakila Angeles.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Which wireless broadband network do you use?

Hello friends!

Please help.  I'm trying to get wireless broadband for the shop (because DSL for business establishments is too expensive).

Which network is the best considering signal (in Cubao), customer service support, and reliability?

I've been hearing the globe network (globe tattoo) isn't too reliable raw. How true?

Sun broadband wireless naman looks promising, but I've been reading bad stuff about it rin. 

I hope someone can share their opinion.