Wednesday, August 28, 2013

San Francisco here I come!

Yep, the time has come, time for me to see San Francisco again! My flight leaves tomorrow, I'm so excited to get there! So my shop is on vacation mode now. It's still open, and you can still buy from it, but orders will only be shipped when I get back. As compensation though, use the coupon code YAYSF during check out, and you will get 15% off your entire order. Not too bad a deal eh? This offer is only available for Skyejuice, the jewelry shop though, not StarJuice, the supply shop.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sanlitun Bar Street

Next stop, the Sanlitun Bar Street in Beijing! The bars are along a lovely lake, and I can tell you that the bars on this street are rather high end. I took a peek at one of their menus hahaha. I mostly took pictures of the beautiful lake though.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Freaky Food in China

I grew up understanding that Chinese people (particularly in China) will eat anything that has their backs facing the sky. I knew they have some pretty weird eating habits. So I took every chance I can get to take photos of weird food when I was in China. Most of these are street food!

Freshwater lobsters and mantis shrimp.

I think those are octopi on the left? Then eels, and eel/fish skin.

These are some sort of chrysalis? Silkworm chrysalis perhaps.

Scorpions on a stick!!!

Seahorse and... starfish on a stick?

Last but not least, snake wine!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

More New Geode Pieces!

More geode pieces! I made some more new rings, however this time I made some simple but ingenious necklaces too with some of the geode slices with holes. They are so simple but gorgeous! Some of the smaller geode pieces that I can't make any jewelry pieces with, I had made into magnets. They are so cute too!

Unfortunately I ran out of supplies for some of these, so for now there won't be anymore geode pieces until I restock. Which hopefully will be soon!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Weekly Word Picks - Pony


Crochet Pony Hat with Mane - LoreleisCustomCrafts // Ginger Ponycorn Soft Scuplture - MountRoyalMint
Pony Tissue Holder - shopSparklyPony // Brown Pony Hair Leather Clutch - linmade
Handmade Pony Derby Boots - lilarts // Little Pony Wool Felt Animal - GardenBirdie

For the complete treasury : Ponies

This week's word was chosen by a friend who loves ponies!
So what should next week's word be? Suggest by posting in the comments below!
For a list of words already suggested, please refer to this post.

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Since I featured sharks last week, I thought I'd do a feature on my other type of favorite large aquatic creature as well - Whales. In fact, I may love whales more than I love sharks! I love the story of Moby Dick when I was a kid. My personal favorite whale is the Humpback whale, what about you? :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Third city of the trip - Tianjin! We're only here for one day, much like the Chengde trip. And we're only visiting 3 places, most of which are about shopping than anything anyway. This was the first stop - Tianjin Ancient Culture Street. The second stop was a food street in Tianjin as well, and it wasn't as visually interesting so I didn't take a whole lot of photos.

Of course, there must be street performers on cultural streets! However, these two weren't really good because they change pose once in a while, they can't stay still for long.

These little piglets straddled on top of dinosaurs amused me!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

4mm Pearls now in StarJuice!

Finally got around to photograph all of the 4mm pearls, and decided to make a rainbow chart of sorts, haha. I really love this little heart shaped sauce dish, so useful for small beads. As usual, I am in the midst of listing these into my shop. So stay tuned!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Weekly Word Picks - Circus


Merry Go Round Horse Earrings - ByBeep // Circus Birthday Decoration - CoutureByAyca
Victorian Tattooed Lady Paper Puppet - crankbunny // Funny Clown Boots Bookmark - MyBookmark
Party Animal "Sasha" The Cheetah - PaintedParade // Circus Clown Twins Treasure Box - KandiceinWonderland

For the complete treasury : The Circus is in Town!

This week's word was chosen by Claire from CraftSchmaft.
So what should next week's word be? Suggest by posting in the comments below!
For a list of words already suggested, please refer to this post.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Chengde Mountain Resort

Our trip was not just within the Beijing area, but it included Chengde, which is north of Beijing beyond the Great Walls. (it was Mongolian land) As well as Tianjin. (which I will cover in the next post) The Little Potala Palace mentioned before was in Chengde, but there is also another attraction in Chengde - The Chengde Mountain Resort.

Unfortunately, it was not the peak period of travels, and most of the place was covered up for repairs and maintenance and whatnot. So the views weren't that great, it was a bit of a disappointment really. But I still took some decent photos to share here. :)

In the first photo up there is the famed Sledgehammer Peak, it's a natural rock formation! :D

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Shark Week!

Since this week is Shark Week, I decided to do a shark feature! I had always loved large aquatic creatures, Jaws was one of my fave movies when I was a kid. My personal favorite shark is the Hammerhead shark, because I find them so funny! What is your favorite shark?

Maritime Ring - dollybirddesign // Shark Totem - leanimale
Shark Tooth Pendant Necklace - September Room // Dark Blue Fleece Shark Hat - ObeyMyBrain
Silver Hammerhead Shark Ring - Michaeltatom // Shark Creature Cup - creaturecups

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Weekly Word Picks - Sunshine


A Dose of Sunshine Photograph - SusannahTucker // Mikasa Cera-Stone Saucer - VirginiaPearlVintage
Hello Sunshine Greeting Card - FreyaArt // Spring Nature Photograph - photographybykarina

For the complete treasury : Hello Sunshine!

This week's word was chosen by Corey from WeezelWorks.
So what should next week's word be? Suggest by posting in the comments below!
For a list of words already suggested, please refer to this post.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Geode Slice Rings

I accumulated quite the amount of geode slices without much forethought, because they are so pretty! And thankfully I finally found a way to sell them - rings! All of the above will be listed in the shop soon, and I'm putting some others in my supply shop too. There are some smaller ones that I couldn't make to rings, and wouldn't fit into the supply shop, but I'll figure out something to do with them soon enough.