Materials: brass, acrylic peony, opal, jade, cloisonne butterfly,glass, shell pearls
Hairstick length: Approx 13.5cm Dangle length: Approx 11 cm
Tinkly if you like the sound.Love the cloisonné butterfly.
Materials: dyed bone(bovine), resin, brass,jade, glass, crystal, shell pearls Hairstick length: Approx 10cm Dangle length: Approx 13 cm The lotus is a symbol of purity and transcendence in many Asian cultures.It grows out of the mud in the darkness but remains unstained. (Yeah, it happens to be my studio logo too (^_-)y )
Materials: brass, crystal, jade, cloisonne butterfly, glass teardrops
Metal hair stick length: Approx 18.5cm Dangle length: Approx 14.5cm
Inspired by my fav Ouyang Xiu poem 《蝶恋花·庭院深深深几许》 (Song dynasty) about a wife who waits in vain for her philandering husband’s return while trapped within her home.
I can’t seem to find a good English translation of this online so I may take a stab at translating it myself if I find the time and the mood.
The exquisite golden birdcage has a teeny bird in it representing the confined and lonely life of the lady in the poem who bemoans her faded youth and straying husband. The butterfly is cloisonne and the green glass teardrops represent the willows of the garden while the clear crystal teardrop represents her tears as she tearfully asks the flowers for answers.
Materials: carved shell hairstick, acrylic peony, jade, shell pearl, crystals, fluorite,Xiuyan jade pipa
Hairstick: 13cm Dangle: 10cm
Inspired by Bai Juyi’s famous poem 《琵琶行》. The glow-in-the-dark fluorite bead represents the autumn moon in the poem.The jade pipa is attached to large and small pearls as well as jade beads symbolizing the famous lines ” 大珠小珠落玉盤” (Large and small pearls fall on a jade plate)
Materials:carved shell hairstick/cloud/flower, fluorite, xiuyan jade rabbit, opal, crystals, shell pearls, glass
Hairstick: 13.7cm Dangle: 10.2cm
Inspired by Chinese folklore about the Jade Rabbit in the moon.The fluorite bead glows brightly in the dark after light exposure symbolizing the full moon.