Dec 29, 2007

Vintage Safari Escapade Set - Sold

Price: Sold

Length of chain: 28 inch (shortest chain), 36 inch (longest chain)
Length of earrings: 10cm in entirety

Necklace is made of genuine vintage camel bones & buffalo horn chips! Also vintage metal beads & filigree, rose-pattern beads for an eclectic old world style. Earrings are made with the rose-pattern beads and swarovski bicones beads. 3 rows of antique-brass tone metal chains to enhance a richer look. I spent quite abit of money on the lovely materials and took alot of time on wirework and assembling for an authentic vintage style, so grab this one and only piece in the world!

Swarovski Stallion Necklace - Sold

Price: Sold

Length of chain: abt 22 inch
Pendant size: 40 x 28mm

Vintage high quality brass of an impressive looking stallion. Stylised design and fine workmanship on the brass. I drilled a hole on top (which was a tough challenge) and added a generous amount of Swarovski crystals. Looks gorgeous! Comes on a 22K gold-plated over brass chain.

Pls try not to drop this, avoid any hard knocks & water as with all unpronged rhinestones!

Opalite Drop Earrings - Sold

Price: Sold

Length: abt 30mm without hook

Glass briolettes that resemble fire opals and so pretty with pearlscent iridescence of blues, pinks & yellows. Glass have some inclusions which is normal. Earring hooks are made with silver-plated & gold-plated surgical steel which is hypoallergenic! Comes with free earring stoppers. Pls choose either gold or silver.


I'm a fulltime crafty person based in Singapore. I sell my original illustrations as ACEOs (Art Cards, Editions & Originals) and also do freelance graphic arts.

I also own another blog shop which carries a modest selection of vintage & kitsch jewellery supplies. Visit it here: Lemon Kitscharms

All jewellery on this site are handmade by me and my own designs. Seldom will I remake a design due to the lack of similar supplies. Each piece usually takes hours to create.

Pretty Conversation is an offshoot of Lemon Kitscharms, where I use my stash there to create original jewellery for those who like complimentary accessories for work/ occasions like parties or shopping. The 'conversation' in my shop name refers to my creations hopefully being a conversation piece when someone adorns them! My creations range from shabby chic to demure victorian, with an inclination of vintage style between 1920s-70s.

I have a soft spot for vintage pieces no matter how worn out they look, and will attempt to bring new life to vintage parts by using them in my jewellery. Please note that vintage items will occasionally show signs of wear and age although unused, but I like them that way!

Jewellery Care

1. One simple rule: Minimise the time your jewellery is worn. Wear them AFTER makeup & applying perfume, hairspray, moisturiser, and take them off BEFORE doing anything else when you reach home. Do not swim with your jewellery on (chlorine blackens them).

2. Wipe down with a clean dry cloth. Do not wash under running water unless you know what you're doing. Moisture causes plated jewellery to rust/tarnish (makeup & skin oils also), rhinestones will become dull and glue/threads/cords weakened with accumulation of water.

Store in ziplock bag only after completely dried. Use polyethylene bags, not polyvinyl ones. Only exception is opals & pearls which need to breathe so store in fabric bags.

Toothpaste is abrasive and baking soda water too so if you really want to use them to remove tarnish, limit it to cleaning cheap 925 plain silver jewellery. I prefer using silver polishing cloth and mild silver polish liquid. Do not use silver polish on gold plated materials, it totally strips the gold plating.

5. No newspapers or rubberbands esp for silver items.

6. Store jewellery separately as some materials are harder than others and will scratch the softer materials.

How to Order

- Just leave a comment on a post and indicate your name, e-mail and items you'd like! I will then email you your total and my bank account number/ Paypal account. If you don't hear from me within a day, check your spam folder or retry sending your request, thanks!

Most of the accessories are one-off designs, I will sell on a first-come first-served basis. As such I do not offer reservations, thank you for your understanding.

- Prices stated are in Singapore dollars & US dollars.

- Payment by POSB bank transfer (Singapore) or Paypal (overseas). I do not accept concealed cash or cheques. Payment to be made within 3 days of receiving my info. For unresponsive buyers, expect a blacklist.

- Goods sold are non-returnable and non-refundable, however I can do repair services for minor problems like glueing back a rhinestone or broken clasp, etc. Pls take care of your jewellery though, I can't guarantee I'll always be around to repair your item!

- Kindly refrain from haggling ^^; my prices are as low as it can get. Supplies are not cheap and hours of time are spent materialising ideas and making it presentable for sale.

Singapore: $0.50 - $1.00 depending on weight. You only pay for actual postage. I highly recommend registering your package at an additional $2.24. In the
event of stolen or lost mail, I really can't do anything about it if you don't opt for registration.
Delivery estimate = 2-4 working days

Worldwide: Starts from US$2.00
depending on weight. Registration is compulsory at an additional US$1.70. Registration is tracking and signed for.

Delivery estimate
USA: CA/NY/HA: 14-18 working days
USA other states FL/GA/VA/IN etc: 5 - 7 weeks
Italy / France: 6 - 8 weeks
Australia/UK/Canada: 14-18 working days

Please do not purchase if you are unable to wait for shipment, thank you!