Tag Archives: singapore designer

| Shiny Glowing Spring Raindrops |

23 Mar

It’s Spring!

2013-03-19 11.36.14Of course, here in Singapore it’s almost ever summer. But we can dream, we can imagine, we can pretend, can’t we? Even if it’s just for a brief moment, a glimmer of colour, a pastel raindrop. We can share the rest of the world’s joy, sorrow and in slightly more than a weeks’ time, the pain and glory of Jesus Christ.

Easter indicates a glorious spring, but it also points to something so much more important. Something so painful it’s rectification is so beautiful.

We are preparing to grief together with Christians worldwide. And then to dance and Rejoice with abandon.

Our thoughts are feelings are reflected in these new brooches ($29 and $33) at shupg. Where birds, owls, and raindrops are set free and look up into the clouds, into the skies, into Heaven.

Have a thoughtful Holy week and a joyful Easter weekend!

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| Digital Coma |

3 Dec
I have fallen into a Digital Coma. An iPhone Coma to be exact.
I’ve recently come into possession of an iPhone. A lovely treasured loan from a treasured friend, but perhaps due to a slight underestimation (and I say slight because what the heck, even I didn’t expect it of myself!) of my compulsive button-pressing, photo-taking, button-hitting – a monster is birthed!
And one of the very dangerous symptoms of iPhone Coma is the time that goes missing. The time which, literally in the blink (or blinks) of an eye (mind’s eye or not is debatable) that disappears into a black hole.
On bus rides, I used to look out the window & pray. But now, one glance at my iPhone and thereafter I don’t know where I am, what time it is, which world I am in. Perhaps this digital smartphone-inane world needs a much younger mind & body to get used to. And my manners seem to have gone flying out the window too, typing away at cashier’s counters and at meal times. Please pardon me. I promise to correct my ways. 🙂
It’s not all bad of course. I have noticed that I now notice a lot more around me, moments I may not have noticed before (or didn’t have the means to capture quickly)g. A new secret compartment in the usual drawer of the imagination has been found and many new and exciting visuals spring forth.
But to rein it in, I need Him who reigns to remind me of who exactly is in control.
 
It is a dangerous but exciting digital world and I am excited to explore. So if I have been out of action for a while, please please forgive me.
 
On the other hand, if you’d like to see what damage shupg has done on Instagram, please follow us! 
I hope to at least come out of iPhone hibernation more often and for longer periods of time.
 

You’ll see more of us yet in 2013! Happy Holidays everyone! 

 
cheers,
shupg
1 December 2012

| Christmas is coming! |

2 Nov

Yes it is ! Where has all the time gone? Gosh. 

What are you dreaming for this season? A special someone, something, sometime, somewhere? 

If shupg can help you express your feelings this 2012, we’ll do a secret tiny skip-hop-jump of joy! 

And if we can help you, there’s a *10% off the entire message brooches/necklaces only at shupg’s etsy shop, and for the limited time of 1 – 15 November (we want to make sure the items can get to you on time!). 

Remember to key in this coupon SHG12 when you checkout to nip that bit off the price-tags 🙂 

Wishing all an early Happy Hols! 

*Excluding shipping. Please do only use this if you’re purchasing from this range. I trust you 🙂 

cheers
shupg
1 Nov 2012 

| Aztec Attack |

28 Sep
Am having sudden attraction (or rather, a renewed one) to ethnic designs and drawings.
Had so much fun putting shapes together and forming new shapes – exhilarating!
shupg

27 Sept 11

| Have a Hexagon-ic moment |

23 Sep
Many of God’s creations feature the glorious hexagonal shape.
Here’s a start to my take on the yummy honeycomb! 🙂
neon citrus
Worn short(…. or long! just drop me an email to let me know and I can change that for you)
Fields of purple
A lone hexagonal matrix
As usual, all are available in my etsy shop!
shupg

23 Sept 2011

| I spy with my little eye |

12 Jul
Had a really lovely fellow etsy-ian include a thin slice of shupg in her think-out-of-the-box treasury, thank you Amelietalks!
spot the “sshhh” finger brooch from shupg in this lovely treasury 🙂
shupg
12 July 2011

| Green green grass of home |

28 Apr
After years of thinking that i was a free spirit, I realised that I’m your usual female nester. I like routine (well, in some areas at least), I am a little (or a lot!) fussy about my bed and toilet, and I know what it is that brings me back to a place.
Home may not necessarily be a place. It could be a person. An animal even. But I realised I’m home wherever I had that sense of peace & joy inside me, a strong, solid feeling that only God can give.
Green is my colour of home. A blade of grass, endless stretch of hills and valleys, meadows dotted with little yellow flowers, a bowl of salad.
My dog’s home too. He found his bit of green (and is saving it for dinner!)
He loves his cabbage!
Other greens that make me grin:

 Ginkgo leaves print by JenniferAitchinson
One of my favourite ways to brighten up the room. By Hindsvik
 Ah how I wish I could keep a terranium but minus the bugs! By JeffreyJamesModern

One day I’ll live in a burrow under a huge oak tree with a wooden door that leads out into the woods.

Some greens of my own:

shupg

28 Apr 11

| Laced Pretties |

22 Mar
Which girl doesn’t like a bit of lace? Even though I can’t really wear lace because it just isn’t my style, I do like to see it on others and here’s sharing a bit of those.
Conjuring up images of a relaxed, countryside with pastel polka-dotted curtains and green potted plants in white handmade hanging vases. A birdhouse in the garden and an old rocking chair on the patio.
*Please do note that all metal hoops and studs/backings are made of metal alloy. I’m not entirely certain they are nickel-free.
But if you need them to be, let me know and I’ll source them for you (costs will be adjusted accordingly).
Angel Wings Studs Earrings
Queen’s Jewels Earrings
Seychelles Pink Earrings
Sunshine Drops Earrings

Nymph Green & Pink Earrings


White Innocence Studs Earrings
Sea Foam Necklace
Fresh Starlet Studs Earrings
shupg
22 Mar 2011

| Seek Ye First |

21 Mar
Awoke this morning with these 3 words ringing in my ears again: Seek Ye First.
Seek – what attitude do I have when I come before the Almighty? Am I too casual? Yes He is a friend, but He is also to be revered and worshiped. Am I seeking or do I take Him for granted. Prayer is a privilege, not a burden, nor a tool.
Ye – Who or What do I seek? Treasures of this earth that will be eaten by moths or die away? Even my physical body or gifts I think I am blessed with… these are nothing compared to His glory. To Him.
First – What are my priorities? Is it Him or is it something else or someone else. First, not second, not later. Now and First.
Faith is a seemingly obscure element, much like the word “Believe”, but it can grow. How do you nurture it? From a mustard seed, a tree can grow. Have faith in your faith, and water it well.
Mustard Seed of Faith Brooch – $24.

Lovingly made of wooden branch sections and a bit of plastic.

“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
– Matthew 17:20
shupg
21 Mar 11

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