Monday, June 29, 2009

More Decoden Deco Sweets - Kawaii Yummy Bling Style Cases

Final year of uni had just started today. With a super boring lecture on counseling services provided by the uni and stress management. I was thinking, are they subtly (or very obviously) trying to prepare us students for what is coming? Semester 7 is all about research. Some get to do lab research (like pharmaceuticals / pharmacology) and others get to do surveys.

I chose to do something not entirely unrelated to pharmacy, but may only be of little help to the profession I'm bound to practise once I graduate. I chose to do a survey on weight loss methods practised by Malaysian adults aged 18 to 65 years. My partner and I will have to interview 340+ volunteers with a questionnaire. And measure each participant's weight, height and body fat (there's a device for that).

Doing it is not what I'm worried about. I'm more anxious about how we're going to get 340+ people to co-operate and willingly participate. It's common knowledge that a major portion of the public just ignores people who look like they're going to ask you for your time to complete some survey. But hopefully, while carrying it out under the uni's name, people may be beckoned to do it.

*Sigh~* Let's not ponder over this stupid research thingy.

Ironically, I find myself with more free time now than when I was back home in Sarawak. Probably because of the moving.

Last night, I took out my crafting supplies and set to assemble this :

{ Yet another decorated case. This time it's a plastic one, which once held cookies. }

Every last piece of candy up there was handmade from FIMO polymer clay. It took me about 2 to 3 days during hols to complete them. Yesterday, I went to this craft supplies store at The Gardens Mid Valley. Bought 2 bags of acrylic rhinestones and a bag of pastel pompoms with shiny stick-outs. Perfect for the project.

{ Yumminess ♥ }

{ Shrink plastic sign reads 'Kawaii~neh!'. Just look at that scoop of ice cream. Mm-mm. }

{ I used various stamps to make engravings on the clay. Spot 'Happy Valentine's Day' sign on the salmon pink heart and rose with the same colour on a chocolate bar. I also used a few pieces of tinted glass pebbles to cover up blank spots around the sides. }

{ Sequinned plush mushroom dangly with a clasp. It's actually a cellphone strap. I took off the cellphone hanger and clasped it to one of the clay charms which has a metal loo. }

{ The sides are lined with white lace. Added a few ribbons here and there. The trick to prevent satin ribbons from fraying is to gently dab some glue to the cut edges. Use glues that harden once dried. Here I used Bostik Super Glue. In fact, any super glue will do. The downside to it is that stains from the glue may be visible. }

Somewhat exhilirated by the accomplishment with this case, I set to make yet another one this morning :

{ Slightly opaque jelly drops in red, yellow and green. These are also made from a silicone mix. }

I kind of feel unsatisfied with how it turned out. The colours and arrangement both seem wrong to me. I probably shouldn't have stuck in all those polymer clay sweets. Initially, I thought of making a jelly land or something, but ended up piling more and more polymer clay charms. -__-"

{ Freestyle rhinestone arragement. So untidy. -__-" }

{ Lacey sides ♥ }

So did you enjoy the eye candy? :D As with the previous box, I'm keeping these two for myself too. :D Though God knows what I'm going to do with them except let them sit in the drawer. -__-"


Aralka said...

I wanna have them all!

晴子 said...

OMG!, You must spend so much time on your charms/figures. I love them!

aichaku-愛着 said...

omg so pretty!!! i know what you mean. i have problems keeping but not knowing what to do with the stuff i make too. but for me, i don't think my stuff are good enough for giving away. yours are fantastic and you are able to sell yours! :D

Christine - Origami Mommy said...

These are really amazing! I am just starting to get into crafting tiny little Japanese zakka and what you've done is really inspiring!

Nathaly said...

I love your creations, they want to eat


me encantan tus creaciones, dan ganas de comerla


Sophie said...

wow!! so cool! I want one!! :D

Jlynn said...

you are a very talented girl! can you do a small tutoral? on a small project?

Sing Yee said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. I'm glad you guys enjoyed the eye candy. :P

Jlynn, do you mean a tutorial for making those sweets or for decorating the case?

Jlynn said...

the sweets-- like small key chain like sweets the same realistic look but on a more simple level! i love your blog can i add you as a friend on my blog!!!???

Sing Yee said...

Hmm... I'll think about that. It's probably a good idea to do a tutorial on my blog. :)

Of course you can add me as a friend. :)

lynnx01 said...

Sing Yee, I really wanna be your research subject but I guess cannot eh? Since I am going to be so far away..

Sing Yee said...

Hoho... We're actually going to do a pilot study on about 10 to 20 subjects before doing it real. Too bad ah.

Agnes Sim said...

i want the box too...too sweet n lovely... ;-)

Miss Unique? said...

how much did you buy then in mid valley?