For the Love of Nature
Crystal and physics
Al2O3 and SiO2 system.
Designing for the summer school and 28th AIRAPT and 60th EHPRG International Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.
For the cocktail, for the city, for the unforgetable summer.
On the rock
A bit old fashioned.
One floral drink
Rose water, petals and more.
They said amethyst will keep you sober.
Fruity gummy jello.
The candy wrap.
The other front
Wild and sweet.
Berries make me happy.
Spring23--Home, sweet home
For the nest, for the wings, for the adventures.
Designed with spring memories back home.
Left: Morning dew.
Made of moonstone, tsavorite, aquamarine, yellow beryl, rock quartz.
Labradorite, carved in India.
Lapis with gold swallow.
Aquamarine, moganite and a seagull.
Born in a pink sea.
Moonstone, aquamarine, quartz.
Rose quartz and aquamarine.
The moon walks me home.
Falling for you.
All black spinel.
For velvet dress.
Designed with dating outfit in mind.
Love is a bullet.
You can shoot the bullet, or hit by the bullet, or both.
What unlock the heart?
Lucky charms might work, maybe?
Red rose, white rose
Double side rose made of beads.
Velvet choker pretty in the front and back.
Dark red velvet choker.
Greyish blue velvet choker.
Earrings pairing with the chokers.
That bright star
Not so full Moon
FW22--Let there be light!
Designed with synchrotron workshop outfit in mind.
Debut in person at IUCr High pressure workshop, APS, Dec 2022.
Inspiration: synchrotron, everything about feldspar.
Grey but magical!
Holds the key to the questions.
Clair de Lune
All beads have interesting inclusions causing various light effects.
SS22--Star gazing night
Designed with classic cocktail dress and banquet outfit in mind.
Debut in person at MetSoc, Glasgow, August 2022.
The pieces for my presentation -- Diaplectic Glass
The earrings representing diaplectic glass under PPL (light color) and XPL (isotropic).
The earrings also represent the fancy chandelier in theatre entrances, which is on during the night and off during the day.
The ring represents a view of meteorite thin section under microscope, consisting of some melt, some light minerals and some dark minerals.
Casual daily wear.
I took a photo of the night sky
Shooting star, satellite, and plane...where are my aliens?
Graduated changing color bicones representing a fireball falling over a lake.
Moon I: Phases
Graduated necklace of Moon phases.
Very formal looking.
Moon II: Blue
Icy necklace for hot hot summer.
Pair well with any light color outfit.
Moon III: Bloody
Inspired by the bloody Moon from the full eclipse in mid May. More casual than the Moon Phase one.
The first star after sunset.
Surprisingly pairs well with round neck white T-shirts.
No place better than our Solar system
Deluxe 3-in-1 with emphasis on asteroid belt. Looks super cool when pairing with V-neck black outfit.
Day & Night
Sun and Moon, stars and dreams.
Classic and playful with no wrong way of wearing. No real front no real back, just like life.
FW21--Celebrate our solar system
This collection is to celebrate the beauty of our solar system with the beauty of natural minerals beads. Tried my best to match the color and size of each beads with the real planets and their moons.
Designed with conference outfit in mind, especially with white dress shirts.
Looooong preparation process for collecting beads and material.
Finished in February, 2022, at London, ON.
Debut in March, 2022, LPSC at Houston, twitter[link] .
The best of the best
The start of this whole collection.
Lava beads as meteorites, photo taken in the Houston sun.
Inner and outer solar system with asteroid belt.
Simple with black spinel as stars.
Red garnet, from Earth to the Moon and Mars.
Free rotating orbital planes give this pair of ear clips some vivid movements.
Inspired by my favourites
Autumn in Forbidden City
Golden gingko and sweet osmanthus, red wall, blue sky and cat.
Winter in the north
Snow covered ground in pine tree forest and the night sky above.
Prisoner: the front
Dark side or into the light? She turns into gold.
Prisoner: the other front
The pain, the key and the flowers.
All beads got in Edinburgh during my adventure, love love love the city and the people.
Purple and Proud
The people in UWO made me a better person.
The turquoise color water in Banff.
Inspired by icefield in Jasper.
Two necklace but many ways of wearing.
Czech glass beads mimic natural lapis and turquoise.
From My Childhood Wishlist
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
My favorite show when I was little. It marks the start of my love of blue gemstones, together with the one in Castle in the Sky.
Inspired by Nadia
Made on June 6th, 2022, London, ON
Howl's Moving Castle
My favorite Ghibli movie. I also want to have their rings.
Inspired by Howl
Set finished on June 6th, 2022, London, ON
Lapis lazuli with a reproduction of Mariam Haskell style chain. Vintage inspired. Wore it to the wedding of my neighbor with cat.
Czech fire polished beads with varies color and texture, showcasing the changes of berries through spring summer and fall. The bracelet body is from a vintage set found in local theatre wardrobe sale.
A new journey
Ash key from local artist in Scotland and prehnite from a Edinburgh bead shop.
A rainy day
Jadeite beads looking like plant leaves after the rain, with quartz beads as the rain drops. Jadeite beads are a lucky find in local thrift store.
Some Moon, some tea.
The Moon seen on the Earth, the Earth seen on the Moon.
The earring that started all.
The blue color of Morocco.