Updates for March – June 2015

I hope this post finds each of you well after a week of feasting and merry making! 🙂 BLESSED LUNAR NEW YEAR!! Hope you stay ‘yang’ and healthy always!

Here are some updates from my corner of the world.

Hamster Reservations Closed

Thank you for all the love you have shown our little Hamstery over the last twenty years, in one way or another 🙂

A short while ago, we announced that reservations were open for our hamster family’s 8th generation. Since then, we have been blessed with the arrival of two healthy litters of Roborovskis from Hazelnut Frappe and Almond Roca.

We have enjoyed tremendous favour and support and are pleased to report that both our litters have been ‘over-subscribed’. With full hearts, we are closing reservations for the time being. If you have already been placed onto our waiting list, this announcement does not affect you.

Here are some photos of the first litter for your viewing pleasure 🙂

Hazelnut Frappe & Almond Roca's First Litter

Hazelnut Frappe & Almond Roca's First Litter

Hazelnut Frappe & Almond Roca's First Litter
the Hamstery at hesedetang *’s FB Updates: _https://www.facebook.com/hesedetanghams

N.B: Fresh reservations (for our 9th generation) may be placed when we open the call for reservations again. The next call for reservations looks to take place sometime in the final quarter of 2015 (given how fast this year seems to be going!).

MAAD Pyjamas March 2015 

Next month, my little shop will participate at MAAD Pyjamas once again. This will be my last booth for the time-being as I will be attending a certificate course in the Zentangle art method in Rhode Island, USA.

Here are the details:

MAAD Pyjamas!
Date: Friday 6 March 2015
Time: 5pm – midnight
Venue: Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, at Maxwell Road (look for me indoors!)

  
the 5tudio at hesedetang *’s FB Updates: _https://www.facebook.com/hesedetang

the Hamstery and 5tudio 5hop hiatus

I regret that whilst I am away overseas, my shops on ECWID (handmade accessories), EtsyCarousell (hand-drawn postcards) and all custom orders will be closed until my return.
The Hamstery will also shut its doors to boarders and no custom-blended organic mix will be sold during this time. Here are the respective closing dates:-
1. the Hamstery
Boarders [ within Singapore only ]
Temporarily closed till June 2015
Organic Mix Orders [ within Singapore only ]
Last Order: 15 March 201
Shipped out by 1 April 2015
2. the 5tudio 5hop commissions  [ International and local orders]
Last Order: 10 March 2015
Shipped out by 1 April 2015
Thank you for your kind support and understanding 🙂
Happy goat year 🙂
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Custom Orders for Valentine’s Day 2015

Hello!

Just a little note to say that all custom orders for Valentine’s Day 2015 will close as follows:

Singapore & Malaysia

Orders close on: 6 February 2015

Shipped by: 11 Februry 2015

International (only available with expedited shipping. Surcharge applies for shipping.)

Orders close on: 4 February 2015

Shipped by: 9 February 2015

Thank you! Have a great day ^^

Debbie

Open for Commission & MAAD Pyjamas!!

Hello !!

I am happy to announce that my little shop is once again open to take commissions and bespoke requests. Simply fill up this form or write to me at hesedetang[at]gmail.com 🙂

Do feel free to browse at Facebook.com/hesedetang as well for customisation ideas ^^

On another note, my shop is scheduled to return to our monthly booth at MAAD Pyjamas on Friday, 6 February 2015, 5pm – midnight 🙂

Have a great week!

debbie a.k.a hesedetang *

Going.. going.. MAAD ^^

As November draws to a close, it can only mean that Christmas is just round the corner 🙂 I hope everyone is well and busy with Christmas preparations!

 

Next month, my little shop will participate at MAAD Pyjamas, organised by the Red Dot Design Musuem Singapore, once again. This will be happening on:

 

Date: Friday 12 December 2014

Time: 5pm – midnight

Venue: Red Dot Museum Singapore (look for us indoors!)

 

Do come and say hi if you happen to be in the area! In the meantime, I leave you with some sneak previews ^^ [clicking on the images will take you to Facebook]

hesedetang * on FB 

5tudio 5hop FB Updates: _https://www.facebook.com/hesedetang

The MAADness continues… at MAAD Pyjamas!

Yikes…. The month of October is ending!? Unbelievable. Where does all the time go? Sigh. I do realise that I have not been posting regular shop updates here 😛 Facebook is just more convenient to update, especially when one has to juggle so many things at once!

Well anyway.. to keep this update short and sweet, here goes xD

MAAD Pyjamas 7 November 2014

My little shop will be participating at the next artisanal market that is organised by the good people at MAAD Pyjamas, hosted by the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore.

This will be happening on:

Date: Friday 7 November 2014

Time: 5pm – midnight

Venue: Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, 28 Maxwell Road (my little shop will be located within the museum itself)

Seya there! 🙂

Recent Custom Orders

These ones were just so much fun to do..

Matching earrings and bracelet/anklet in nautical hues ^^

Matching nautical bracelet with removable bling for the customer’s child ^^

And oh, the last of the Owls has flown ^^

More updates on the Facebook page!

Bye for now 😀

Going MAAD Pyjamas!

My shop has been cleared to participate in the next artisanal market that is organised by the good people at MAAD Pyjamas, at the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore. This is happening on:

Date: Friday 10 October 2014

Time: 5pm – midnight

Venue: Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, 28 Maxwell Road

P.S For the first time on 10 October, I will also be featuring Zentangle-inspired Art postcards in my shop. These are one of a kind (after all, they are hand-drawn individually by me) and I will only have just a few pieces 🙂

Hope to see you there! 🙂

Zentangles – Diva Challenge #182 Stripes

I had a lot of fun at the flea on Saturday, meeting people and talking about my creations. Despite the gloomy weather, the crowd was fantastic. We had human traffic even past 11pm! I was amazed and awed.

The venue was huge (multiple spots within an entire downtown precinct in our island-state) and Festival Village (where we were) was adjacent a chill-out area that was so pretty and sparkly that it was truly a pity I had to stay at my booth all night 🙂

Sparkly! ❇✨🌠 #hesedetanghandmade #singaporenightfestival #singapore

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In all it ended really late on Saturday night and I only got to bed at 4am.

I was all talked out and my calves were tender from standing the entire time. All I wanted to do was sleep in on Sunday and hibernate till Monday (or until the meows demanded their next meal which is actually more likely to happen haha). Unfortunately we have some really enthusiastic neighbours in this apartment block who often wake me up with their erm, home improvement projects, this time, at 7am on a Sunday morning 😦

I tried to drown out the noise with a pillow over my head but it didn’t work. I reluctantly got up, fed the meows and went to the wet market and got groceries to make brunch. Since then, I have been trying to overcome my sleep debt. (Note the emphasis on ‘trying’.)

Despite feeling like a slightly more articulate zombie, I have been working non-stop to restock my little shop. Some items had sold out and needed urgent replenishing, whilst others required inventory orders to be put in with my supplier.

In all, I somehow managed to make 3 necklaces, 10 key rings and 21 pairs of earrings just yesterday. I was so engrossed.. and half awake.. that I hadn’t even realised that I had cut myself twice and was bleeding from my pliers @_@ Eeek.

As a sort-of treat, today I decided I would just take it easy and do a scheduled post run later this afternoon. Downtime is probably necessary, before I do more harm to myself XD

I very gladly took to this week’s challenge last night. It was a simple theme: “Stripes”, and one that my tired brain could happily wrap itself around without too much exertion 😛

I decided to use another old book page. I felt that the lines upon lines of words went very well with the “Stripes” theme and it seemed to make a lot of sense. My string had a total of 8 stripes – 4 diagonal stripes on the lower half, and another 4 intersecting stripes on the top.

(Clicking on the images below will take you to Flickr.)

Diva Challenge Wk 182 Stripes

I hadn’t anticipated how busy the tile would look in the end because the Diva’s tile was so serene. And I must have made some of the stripe-sections too fat, because they don’t look like stripes anymore 😛

I like this second photograph better because it looks (I think) a little closer to what I had in mind, in black and white 🙂

Diva Challenge Wk 182 Stripes

 

P.S. It seems I make a pretty efficient zombie – I have also somehow managed to update Flickr and Facebook even whilst running on insufficient sleep. This is my Flickr album for all things Zentangle and this is my shop’s Facebook page where I post updates every week.

P.P.S. I need to remember to create a new discount code for September soon – note to self.

Ta, for now!

Beach Holiday

At each flea market I have attended, I enjoy not just the main experience of engaging with people, but also observing what catches the attention of most of the visitors at my stall 🙂 This helps me hone my creations to ensure they stay wearable. Colours, themes and styles are always on my mind when I am creating my pieces, and this observation process is very important, precious even, to me.

I have often noticed there was a lot of attention paid to my beachy, seaside themed items. Perhaps it is simply because we Singaporeans are all so highly strung we dream of holidays whether we are conscious of it or not 😛 😛

This inspired my resort style latest creation that features a natural Agate sliced druzy pendant, a freshwater pearl and a chunky strand of silver plated glass suncatchers.

Agate Sliced Druzy Necklace

I hadn’t even had the chance to name it – I only finished it a day or two before the flea on Saturday 😛 I usually take some time to photograph and ponder over the names for each one of a kind piece, but I didn’t have time 😛 On a whim, I took it with me to the flea, if only just to see if it would garner any positive attention.

To my amazement, it was my second sale of the day! A nice middle-aged lady was walking by my stall when she turned suddenly and grabbed it. She then started asking a whole host of questions and I knew she was smitten right away 🙂

I was so elated that it had found favour so quickly, but I didn’t get the chance to observe if it would take the fancy of other people 😛 (Thankfully I had already photographed it!! Hahahaha..)

Agate Sliced Druzy Necklace Agate Sliced Druzy NecklaceAgate Sliced Druzy Necklace

P.S. These pendants are one of a kind in shape and size, but all are large and too chunky for earrings. Each piece has different variations of the same colour – cyan. They are available for bespoke necklaces, with a turnaround time of 1 week to 10 days from payment date, as a lot of wiring work goes into each piece. I just thought I’d share this piece here, and also as a brief update for the little shop. For those who prefer not to place a custom order, there will be a few such necklaces on the online shops soon – I do need to make more and it will take me some time because each glass bead needs to be painstakingly handwired 🙂 Thank you for your patience!

Cheers!

Mid-week Updates

It has been a very productive day here! I decided it was time to update as many of my sites as I could, including the shop ^^

New to the shop today…. (click the image to visit the shop’s inventory page)

Southern Seas by hesedetang * the Lorelei by hesedetang *

I have finally put up my tangles page as well as entries for the Diva Challenge, which has been helping to add some spice to my before-bedtime tangling routine. (Not that I was really running out of ideas yet :P) I have also created a new Flickr album to house my growing collection of tangles 😛

I am also preparing more variations of my lariat necklaces for the upcoming fleas – these did really well previously and it seems like they are really popular ^^

Lariat Necklace in Goldsand

Sneak previews of the Lariat necklaces.These are also known as “Y” necklaces in some circles.

These will not be listed on my virtual shops, but will be available at my booth or custom orders 🙂

Butterfly Lariat Necklace in Indigo by hesedetang * Butterfly Lariat Necklace in Indigo by hesedetang * Glass Lariat Necklace with rainbow faceted suncatcher by hesedetang *Glass Lariat Necklace with rainbow faceted suncatcher by hesedetang *

I am signing off now 🙂

Happy, excited and feeling ultra pleased!