Interview with Woop zine!

A couple of months back, a friend of mine- Alyssa (also Founder/Editor) of Woop zine approached me for a feature on their craft specials. And of course, I was more than willing to share my story about Adorninglory (which I then found out that it’s really quite a long story).

Below is a snippet and you can read the entire interview here!

 

Photo courtesy of Shavonne Wong
(Photo credits: Shavonne Wong)

HOW DID ADORNINGLORY COME ABOUT?

It all started when I was about 17 years old, those days when I didn’t have much money to purchase a present for my friend. At the same time, I inherited a bunch of layered necklaces that was almost brand new from another friend. And so I decided that I was going to make something out of the bunch—I must have made a number of earrings and necklaces out of those and I’ve been hooked since!

I started making and selling accessories in this quaint retail shop while part-timing as a retail assistant during my poly days. Back then, my accessories were mostly made out of trinkets and metal wires which are different from the style I craft now with fabric. I stopped crafting during my final year projects but in between I would spend some little pockets of time I had crafting other stuff like pouches for leisure.

I received Christ some time after and God just showed me how this passion and craftiness I had wasn’t a coincidence but something He placed in my heart to do. The desire to pick up my craft again came strong in July 2011 and “Adorninglory” was birthed! The word “Glory” has since held a special place in my spiritual walk, and with my craft, it’s about adorning a person with beauty that comes from within. This time, I explored and created more with fabrics like felt and satin because of their lightness in weight. It’s really been a journey that I took with God; like an adventure, allowing Him to show me where He can take me with this gift He has blessed me with.

 

Collection 12

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{Collection 12}

Status: Launched!

This collection is all about the burst of colours that brings joy and that warm-fuzzy feeling in you when you watch fireworks do their thing before your eyes! 

To order, leave a comment or email adorninglory@gmail.com!

Payment has to be made before purchase is mailed out. If you’re purchasing as a gift to a friend or a loved one, do indicate in your email/comment. For past collections, click here.

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Zest (necklace)  $25
Status: In stock available

Material: Felt Pendant measures 4.2″ by 2.6″  (sizes may vary) with bronze chain of 18″
Comes with matching bronze clasp
Length is not adjustable

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Meekness (necklace)  $24
Status: In stock available

Material: Felt Pendant measures 4.2″ by 2.2″  (sizes may vary) with bronze chain of 18″
Comes with matching bronze clasp
Length is not adjustable

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Blush (necklace)  $25
Status: In stock available

Material: Felt Pendant measures 4.2″ by 2.3″  (sizes may vary) with bronze chain of 18″
Comes with matching bronze clasp
Length is not adjustable

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Grace (necklace)  $25
Status: Sold out

Material: Felt Pendant measures 4.2″ by 2.2″  (sizes may vary) with bronze chain of 18″
Comes with matching bronze clasp
Length is not adjustable

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Nude (necklace)  $23
Status: In stock available

Material: Felt Pendant measures 4.2″ by 2.2″  (sizes may vary) with bronze chain of 18″
Comes with matching bronze clasp
Length is not adjustable

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Rose (necklace)  $24
Status: Sold out

Material: Felt Pendant measures 4.2″ by 2.2″  (sizes may vary) with bronze chain of 18″
Comes with matching bronze clasp
Length is not adjustable

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Sweetness (necklace)  $25
Status: Sold out

Material: Felt Pendant measures 4.5″ by 2.1″  (sizes may vary) with bronze chain of 18″
Comes with matching bronze clasp
Length is not adjustable

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Memories to Last

If you have been following my posts on Instagram (@Adorninglory) & Facebook , you might’ve seen some random efforts of mine in preserving a huge bouquet of flowers I received from my boyfriend on my last birthday. We weren’t together yet, but to keep the long story short, it was a really special bouquet to me 🙂

Anywho, that’s not what I really wanna share. But I know there are so many of you out there who receive a bouquet of beauties but yet have no idea what to do with them! And that’s what I wanted to share with you 🙂

So here’s when I first received the bouquet, trying very hard to contain my excitement and surprise. You can tell how much I love that bouquet by the amount of pictures I took of/with it.!

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Even when dried up, they still looked super pretty!

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So after banishing it to my balcony after what seems to have been 5 months or so (?!)  I finally decided to get a medicine jar to preserve them dried up beauties.

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… and TADAH! Now I have a medicine jar full of beautiful blooms to keep 😀

Darren & Alison’s Wedding- Full Highlights

Remember my post about Darren & Alison’s beautiful union? (Read all about it here) Well a dear friend of theirs blessed them with a wedding video by Bluesheep Productions! I’ve been secretly waiting and waiting for this video to be done as I knew Tanya (the young and super-talented owner/videographer of Bluesheep Productions) had included some snippets of the decor I did for the couple!

And it’s been close to 2 months but it’s finally out!! Watching the video refreshed my memory of that beautiful wedding. Be moved with emotions for this 2 couples as you enjoy this video!

 

Darren & Alison’s: A Union of 2 Generous Hearts

Had the pleasure of being part of D&A’s wedding early November this year! Been a while since I last did weddings and I was just reminded of how much job I find in doing them, having the honor of blessing a couple on one of the biggest events in their lives 🙂

Both Darren & Alison are one of the most loving couple towards others I know 🙂 Never afraid to be themselves, having no reserve in loving people; they have such gentle spirits. And by bringing these 2 whole people together, I know that they are going to be such a power couple in blessing the people around them!

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Didn’t really get a chance to snap a proper picture with the newly weds 😦
Leading up to the wedding, the boyfriend did a pre-wedding video for them as well. A short video for them to share their story and how Jesus really divinely brought them together, leading up to their wedding. I tagged along and took some pictures while they sweat in the sun hee!

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Okay back to the decor of the wedding, Alison chose a dusty blue/grey look to adorn the reception area. Went flower- shopping and here’re some of my loots:

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Some really beautiful Eucalyptus Nuts. They are just absolutely fascinating to look at! Those little caps are filled with the fluffy blooms! Some of the nuts were almost blooming and they looked like they were bursting out in abundance!

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Also bought some soft cream roses and (my favorite of all time) dried lavender.

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Washi-taped some paper cups in all sorts of different patterns, and filled them up with popcorn! It was a hit with the kids 😉 Wonderful idea by the bride.

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Did up some alphabet- separators for the place cards as well!

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And a dreamy photobooth area with helium balloons and fairy lights!!! Throughout the wedding lunch, when I cam out to keep the decor, there were toddlers playing happily with the left over helium balloons! Note to self- balloons are an awesome idea.

Besides the decor, the bride Alison also placed a customized order of handmade boutonniere for the groom and his groomsmen!

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Again, made use of mainly blue, peach and an ivory satin for these creations 😉 Made 2 different designs to play things up!

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Super happy that I made these babies! All in 1 night! Prior to this project I was just having the longest hiatus in making anything! And I didn’t realize how much I missed making them till that night 🙂 Really am so thankful for this gift.

What a beautiful thing this union was 🙂 and how blessed I am to have been a part of it. Bring’em weddings on!!!