Not Your Average Ring Pillow

I’ve made a handful of ring pillows since I started working on wedding customisations. The most challenging one was the airforce plane I worked on some time last year; or so I thought. I received a request to have a ring pillow made to resemble a Hermès Birkin Bag. My initial thoughts were far from optimistic. It was a bag well-known for it’s detailed craftsmanship, how would I be able to replicate it, in a mini version no less?

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I spent hours studying the structure of the bag through photos from every angle I could find. It was no easy feat, but I did it, eventually. As they say, there’s nothing you cannot achieve if you put your heart and mind to it. Your brain will find a way to work things out if you are determined enough.

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Black Hermès Birkin Bag Ring Pillow

Processed with VSCOcamThis was my first Hermès Birkin Bag.

I did a “mock up” so I could tweak the design and make sure it was feasible. The details show better on the green piece compared to the black. Personally, the green trumps the black; green just seems to have that Kate Spade “vibe”. It is ready to use as a ring pillow, or if you’re a huge fan of the Birkin, this definitely makes a cute keepsake.

If you’re interested to purchase it, feel free to send me an email at jeaninegabrielle@gmail.com

Once in a lifetime, one chance to create memories that will last forever.

At the beginning of the year I decided that I would start working on wedding related products this year, and I did! Bouquets, corsages, hair pieces, I just haven’t had time to sit down and document everything properly so here goes nothing.

This is the latest bouquet I’m working on, and it is one of my favourites personally.

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Unlike previous bouquets I have completed which leaned more to safe colour combinations, this one is a lot bolder and unconventional. It is still in the works though, but I’ll definitely update again once the arrangement is finalised.

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My very first bouquet for Danny & Valene, I heard they got tons of compliments while doing their pre-wedding shoot in Taiwan!

And that’s just one advantage of having a fabric bouquet, you can get it months before the actual wedding, use it for shoots, travel with it, and then take it down the aisle on your special day. I can’t wait to see their wedding shots!

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The second bouquet for Seng Wee & Xin Yi, a subtle, sweet bouquet of baby pink and ivory roses and peonies.

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Luscious ivory rose hair pins that were made for Valene. These are so versatile, you can pop on into a high bun or classy chignon any day! Who says only brides can wear flowers in their hair? :)

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Spencer and a previous lot of peony flower corsages.

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The question people most frequently ask me is, “Do you actually make all these flowers?”

“Yes, I do.” Each one handmade with attention to every petal, and as much hard work as they are, these flowers  never fail to make my day. Yes, making flowers from scratch compared to buying them off the shelf and putting them together in a bouquet is extremely tedious, but I believe there’s just something special about handmade that’s different. One thing is for sure though, these “forever bouquets” will make your memories of that special day last forever… :)

Are YOU planning your special day? Or know of someone who is? Feel free to contact me should you have any questions at all, jeanine@jeaninegabrielle.com

Please note that the colors featured in this post may not be available at all times, and depends solely on fabric availability at the time of your order.

monday blues…

ben called, and he suddenly said,

“oh i’m booking out tomorrow”

i’m like, wtf?

apparently he has this specialist appointment at the jurong clinic which he totally failed to tell me about sooner… but oh well, i have a CLUBCOUTURE meeting at 3pm tomorrow to sign the ambassador contract or something…

so no ben tomorrow i guess… i’ll just wait till friday, it’s not that far away anyway right? but i need a really good huggggg. i’ve been feeling so sleepy all day, i slept quite early last night, i think? oh wait, i didn’t. *Shrugs* i did manage to finish bloggin about all the things i was supposed to blog about today…

check this out, it’s the new customisations page on jeaninegabrielle.com :)

it’s like a summary of what’s available to be customised, the raw stuff… so it’s easier and you won’t have to snoop around all over my blog to get customisation ideas… how’s that? could always use more feedback, so if you’ve got ideas, drop me a note, anytime! :)

oh well, been baby sitting yesterday and today… my brother-in-law’s dad has been hospitalised so the kids have been left to us… kids sure drain your energy… you have to play with them constantly, they’re just so hyper-active! and then putting them to bed isn’t exactly easy too… they don’t fall asleep like us, they need to be pat to sleep…

i’m waiting for ben to call back now, he’s gone for some rehearsal thing… grrrrrr

i’m so sleeping early tonight…

a handful of customisations…

just managed to complete these rings for Yih Fang today!

first time trying out “gold glitter text” it turned out really well!

the purple is darker and more vibrant in real life. camera flash always messes up my colors. :(

familiar? Leonie wanted the bottlecap charm from “Every girl’s dream” bracelet to be a necklace… so… tada!

proudly modelled by Po :)

it actually looks pretty good on him, no? haha! next!

i did this a couple days ago… Eka is getting this for his friend’s 21st birthday. She’s an air stewardess you see, thus the jet setting theme! i sure hope she’ll like this! :)

a slightly “fuller bloom” than the original piece i sold on the website…

couple days ago i got suppppper excitied!

i got an order from Mavis in The Netherlands… and this is her chanel stash!

yupppp, thats what i’ve been up to, which is why you haven’t seen long posts in a while…

but expect to see new designs of vintage earstuds by next week!

xoxo