I have always had this knack for anything artsy ever since I can remember. From learning to do bobs and layered hair styles in high school (yes, even before it was yet the “in” thing) to creating beads and swarovski sets that have traveled the world over. I have always been a do it yourself, crafty kind of person. There’s always this sense of fulfillment when you get the desired output. And I take pride showcasing my masterpieces. Here are a few I have saved from yester years.
I may have changed careers now. Nope. I don’t anymore trim my own hair. I don’t have the luxury of time experimenting on my crown like I used to. Nor do I weave pretty beads and swarovski pieces anymore. But it does not mean I have lost my love for beautiful things.
It has been a while that I have got my eye on Jing Lejano’s lovely Unshackled pieces. She’s the former editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping. Jing first showcased them via her Hyper Mom blog and then she went off to making a page for her brand Unshackled chain on Facebook that got me into a browsing spree. Bookmarked and forgot about it altogether. But I did mean to ask her for her price list. Call me one lucky girl because last Sunday, I was so giddy to find her corner at the Expo Mom 2010 at the Rockwell Tent.
that’s me with Jing Lejano, the creator of Unshackled chains.
Since I was wearing a blouse with so many colors, I got Jing to model, for me to fully appreciate these pretty chains of hers. Lovely eh?! These chains can easily turn any random, plain looking dress or shirt into a statement! 🙂
Needless to say, I did not leave her corner empty handed. I just had to get for myself a few pieces while I was already there. I would have bought more if I could. I got her latest design which she fondly calls, “Scarf.” It’s not yet in her multiply site. It’s that new and I had to grab a hold of that. It’s these lovely two toned chains that I wore during the launch of Philippine Fashion Week last Wednesday, May 26, 2010. I also got a high halter in copper, which I think is a toned down type, good for everyday wear. I’m posting pictures of me in it soon. 🙂