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August 16, 2018

This piece was a request from a client. The merging creations came together and were finished with a short note from the client that was engraved onto the brooch. It is this very short note from the client that made the piece complete and transformed it into a heirloom...

August 16, 2018

This piece is one icy white jade carved as a fish going with the flow alongside as a flower bloom. Inspired by the elements craved on the jade, I was energised by the flow to enhance the bloom with ladybird greeting it; the little diamond encased on the jade signifies...

August 16, 2018

​This pair of red jade cuff link opens a new chapter to my work on cuff links. After all these years of creating identity on my work, it always there all along -- the bamboo. Along with my inscription, the bamboo pin will be reflected in all my future cuff links creati...

July 19, 2017

It all started when I saw a parcel of silvery white baroque pearls. Within the parcel, one particular pearl stood out. It’s a perfect match for the body of the bird I’ve always imagined. Thus, I began my journey of creating my first bird jewellery. Firstly, I sketched...

July 19, 2017

As with all heirloom creations by Sparklers', this butterfly brooch is handcrafted with 8 pieces of specially-cut Australian opals. The wings are spread out as if in flight, revealing the 8 freeform Australian opals.

Each piece of opal is cut for its colour and shaped t...

July 17, 2017

Bamboo has always been an inspiration to me. With its continuous segments one after another, it signifies strength, perseverance and unity. Through the decades, I have conceived multiple creations of bamboo in the forms of rings, pendants, bangles and bracelets – each...

July 17, 2017

My third fish brooch creation came about with pleasant surprises along the way. I initially planned to carve a piece of mother-of-pearl for its body. Just before commencement of the work, some forgotten Australian rough opals (kept for 2 years) were shown to me. One pa...

August 7, 2014

Created using the wax method to obtain the ideal shape and size of the egg. With that done, it was used to expand into a variety of ways of decorating the eggs. The egg in the picture was created in 18K pink and white gold with a gloss and brush finish. It is one of th...

August 7, 2014

Through time, Butterflies have always been an inspiration in the creation of jewellery. Captured with its wing open, and creating in a mirror image, a journey where each butterfly was created 6 months apart, the pair of butterfly – in individually expression but with a...

August 7, 2014

The lily is a simple flower that grows in muddy ponds. The big round leaves captured my imagination as was translated into a pair of cuff links and a ring. Its long stem, vein and texture were imprinted freely along the leaf, provides an opportunity to create each leaf...

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