My new logo + bling party!

My new watermark/logo/whatever:

Sheylara's logo

Nice nice NICE??

I spent eight hours working on it so you’d better say it’s nice!!!

Just kidding. You can be honest, as you all always are whether I like it or not. =P

It’s nice and sparkly up close but doesn’t show as well when shrunk. =(

Sheylara's logo

Shrinking it to watermark size totally kills the effect but I can’t do anything about it so I shan’t brood. Maybe I’ll get tired of it after a week. I do get tired of my designs very quickly.

In any case, I’ve decided to make my “official” colours black and pink, which will make life easier for me because so many gadgets are boring black and I can’t buy them!

Now that I have blinging partners in crime, I can decorate all my black stuff with pink sparklies. But I’m not sure how fast we’ll tire of our new hobby. It’s so damn tedious.

I bought a Guess luggage recently. It was on 40% sale at Tangs and only cost $180!

Guess luggage

It’s made of very lightweight material. You can actually press it in but it’s supposedly very sturdy and won’t break. What’s most important is that it’s very light! And blingable!

Wen suggested that I bling the logo, so we went down to Arab Street to grab some crystals at the shop made popular by Xiaxue.

But the shop owner is, like, damn slack lah. Only open his shop for four hours!! We know because we were there before he opened and then we were there again when he closed. Will talk about it in a while.

Our bling party:

Bling Party

There’s Wen picking up crystals from her legs and the floor. She managed to spill my crystals on the floor twice even before we started.

Crystals are damn expensive okay!! Cos they’re Swarovski!

A little pot like this costs $45, and that’s with a $10 bulk discount.

Blings!

Anyway, we drove back to Arab Street again a few hours later because I realised that I needed more crystals in different sizes. When we got there, we saw that the shop was closed and the shop owner was getting into his car!!!

Wen said, “STOP HIM STOP HIM!”

But nobody dared. We just watched him drive away in dismay.

It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because we went on to see if we could find sparklies in Chinatown and WE FOUND THEM.

AND THEY ARE SIGNIFICANTY CHEAPER TOO. And they have very beautiful black crystals which the Arab Street shop doesn’t have.

The crystals are sold in little packs of 144 crystals. In Chinatown, they cost $3-$6 per pack depending on size. In Arab Street, they cost $5-$7 per pack. (But I think we got some discounts at Arab Street.)

If you buy in bulk of 1440 pieces (at Chinatown shop), you get a discount and it will come in a packet like this:

Swarovski crystals

(I bought a half pack and a full pack. Half pack no discount.)

I spent about $200 on crystals, tools and containers that day.

Bling Party

Bling Party

Bling Party

But what’s most painful is not the cost… but the tedium of blinging.

Especially when some goofball goes and mixes up your size 9 and 10 crystals so that you have to spend half an hour separating them cos they’re almost similar in size and it’s hard to tell them apart unless you scrutinise very carefully.

While Minou worked on her iPhone case, Wen and I worked on my luggage. After an hour or two, we only managed to do this:

Bling Party

Yeah, the luggage gets fingerprinty. =(

SO MUCH MORE TO GO. We need to bling all the letters, the question mark and the triangle frame.

Bling Party

As you can see, there are many holes around the edges. That’s why I had to go out to get more crystals, cos I didn’t buy enough small ones the first time.

I don’t know how long I will have to take to finish this~! It’s very worrisome because I need to use the luggage next month!

Anyway, if you’re looking to buy crystals, the Chinatown shop I was talking about is this:

E Crystal
People’s Park Centre #01-38
101 Upper Cross Street
Tel: 6533 6684

You might also need to buy crystals from the Arab Street shop even though it’s more expensive there, because both shops actually sell slightly different sizes.

Digvijay
89 Arab Street

Next projects: My Blackberry and my upcoming new camera (will buy next month). And then my iPhone.

Where to find so much time. And money! T_T