Remember the great days out at the theme park? Riding the carousel was always the best! Craft enthusiast Emily Lam Yee-mei shows Joyee Chan how to recreate a merry-go-round with Perler beads - also called melty beads!
What you'll needTuesday, 31 July, 2012, 12:00am
If there's one style icon to look to this summer, it's Talitha Getty. This actress was immortalised in an image, lounging on Marrakech rooftop in a kaftan. A similar boho-chic poolside look permeates the summer collections, as designers, including local brand Tabla, created loose tunics and cover-ups with exotic embroidery.6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
French contemporary artist Jean-Michel Othoniel came to Hong Kong two decades ago for a group exhibition - 'Too French', held by Fondation Cartier - and a month-long residency programme. Though brief, the visit was important not only because it broadened his understanding of Asia but it exposed him to a new sculptural form.22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
1 Feathers for flair
Flamboyant feathers give a simple outfit a little more texture and a lot more style.
2 Glam jacket
Spice up any outfit with a sensational jacket. Go straight from casual wear to party-ready in the blink of an eye.
3 Think embellished16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Anything that shimmers or sparkles is a fail-safe option for the party season. While many designers experiment with embellishments such as crystals, this season also saw other additions, including beads, tassels, feathers and, of course, sequins. Dolce & Gabbana's sequin dresses emblazoned with stars are among the must-have pieces this winter.9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
A nice ring to it
It's hard not to fall for Wellendorff's Adonis and Venus rings in white gold. The Venus ring (below left; HK$98,000), with diamonds and cable detailing, was intended as a female complement to the Adonis (below right; HK$37,000), but fashion-forward gentlemen have being seen toting both around town. Wellendorff is in IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2540 1028.2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Micro-mosaic jewellery, made with tiny glass beads or cubes, was first launched in Italy in the 19th century.
Hong Kong artist Shan Luk, who has long had a passion for handicrafts, jewellery design, production and lampworking, learnt the techniques from an Italian mosaic expert. She has made regular visits to Venice, Italy, where the technique of glass-fusing originated.28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Glass is fascinating. Often it is colourless and brittle, yet in the right hands, it can take on an endless array of shapes in intricate, eye-pleasing designs. This is what five junior reporters learned at a workshop co-organised by the Hong Kong Glass Arts Development Society.21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Elvis had definitely NOT left the building in the 'Sequins at the Sevens' box.
A posse of glinting, sparkling ponchos and sombreros were the chosen fashion for the HKFC Sequins rugby team who are known for their prowess in the HKRFU's Division Three.27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
Get your hands moving and your crafty juices flowing. It's time to add this cool bracelet to your spring collection. DIY lover Isana Tse Chi-hung shares the six simple steps you need to take to create a beautiful bracelet of your own.10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am