About Us

At UniQ Creations we specialise in one-of-a-kind handmade. Visit our USD online shop to view the wide range of products and services. Each piece is carefully handcrafted one at a time in our home studio. Materials are sourced from various parts of the world with most of it handpicked by us.

Shuttle tatting classes are conducted at various locations. Office workers interested in lunch time class or organisations interested in conducting tatting class please contact me to make arrangement.

Wholesale, consignment, custom order and office bazaar inquiries are also welcome. Contact me if you don't see what you are looking for.

November MAAD Pyjamas

Save the date and join us once again at MAAD. I will be launching the new arrivals. Don't miss the event.

Pricing Your Handmade Products

Pricing your handmade products is one of the most difficult things you will do as a freelancer. Underpricing is deterimental to the survival of your trade. It can put you out of business while overpricing can result in a loss of customers and that can hurt your bottom line. Therefore, it is crucial that you strike a balance so as to ensure that you can continue to do what you love.


Laura Willett, a small business consultant and faculty member in the finance department at Bentley College said "Many businesses mistakenly under-price their products attempting to convince the consumer that their product is the least expensive alternative hoping to drive up volume; but more often than not it is simply perceived as 'cheap." This is something all crafters/hobbyists should take note of. Don't underprice your handmade items just because you think that you are doing it as a past time or that it is difficult to decide on hourly rate for labour cost. There are many who are doing it for a living and struggling to stay afloat.

Key factors to consider when working out your pricing are labour cost, material cost, overhead cost like rental/commission, utilities, transportation and other logistics. As a starting point, look to your competitors for inspiration. How do your prices compare to other freelancers/companies within the handmade industry? Are your products priced too high or too low compared to theirs? What kind of materials are they using?


Some consumers may be less concerned with price and willing to pay a large amount of money if they know that the product is top quality. However, others may only be interested in making frugal purchases in an effort to find decent goods at a reasonable price. Yet, there are others that just love to bargain. What type of consumer are you? Leave me your feedback in the comment below.

Check out my other post on Price of Handmade.


悲情3步曲

 Yeah, start new pattern today.
After finish 1st round have to tie and cut. That means 2nd round got to join thread.
Why like that? I don't like to join thread lah.

Start Your Christmas Preparation

Starting today, there will be a slight change to the Monday column. I will be showcasing all kinds of paper products instead of just greeting cards. The name of the column will also be changed to Monday Papers instead of Monday Greetings. It's the first work day of the week, let's get some news update and inspirations.

Choose a Christmas tag to go with the Christmas gifts. Adds personal touch to the festive season. 
 I remember in previous office jobs that I did, some fellow colleagues put Christmas presents on my work desk. 2 of them put a Post-It on the gift and 1 of them not only didn't even put anything but no gift wrapping either. The ones that put the yellow sticky scribbled 2 lines. It gives me the impression that they are not genuinely sincere in their gift giving. It's as if they are half hearted in giving me the gifts. Don't make the same mistake as them. I am sure you only give to people who have a place in your heart. Don't let them feel that you are giving them something because you have to. Give it with all your sincerity.

Green Is The Theme

Large green faceted cat eye with orange and yellow small round cat eye beads on both sides. I use 2 shades of green suede as the necklace. A mobile statement piece that is not too chunky. SOLD

Student's Work

Yixin's nail colour and the centre colour of the motif is about the same. Is this a coincident?
There is a mistake with the one on the left. Do you know what it is?

Fly With The Butterfly

 

1. Penny's Paper Crafty challenge theme is Anything Goes. http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.sg/2014/10/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-199-and-dt.html
2. OSAAT challenge theme is Anything Goes With A Butterfly. http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.sg/2014/10/challenge-222.html
3. Allsorts challenge theme is Embossing. http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.sg/2014/10/week-281-embossing.html
4. Crafty Catz challenge theme is Black Plus One Other Colour. http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.sg/2014/10/crafty-catz-challenge-251-black-plus.html

Tassel Earrings

Tassel is in fashion now. The design is not loud and yet it catches the eye. Dark purple Swarovski crystals with grape colour czech flower glass beads. SOLD

Student's Work

 Play around with colours to explore new possibilities.
At least 1 person agree with me that this colour combination is not too bright or horrible.

Time To Go Nutty



1. Allsorts challenge theme is Cream and Brown. Brown is the main colour here while cream is the paper I use to print this digi stamp. http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.sg/2014/10/week-280-cream-and-brown.html
2. A Gem of A Challenge theme is Create A Scene. http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.sg/2014/10/challenge-130-create-scene.html
3. Crafty Catz challenge theme is Autumn. http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.sg/
4. MAWTT challenge theme is Dog Gone It or other animal. http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.sg/2014/10/dog-gone-it.html
5. Aud Sentiments is Anything Goes. http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.sg/2014/10/challenge-117-anything-goes.html

Icy Blue Bracelet

Blue is the theme colour for this bracelet. Lampwork glass beads have always appealed to me. I like the 2 tone colour of the lampwork beads used here.

Student's Work

 Yixin's bookmark
She wasn't happy with the fuschia pink heart so she did it again in salmon pink

A Zesty Birthday


1. Crafty Creations challenge theme is Use Orange. http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.sg/2014/10/challenge-273-use-orange.html
2. OSAAT challenge theme is Anything Goes With Orange. http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.sg/2014/10/challenge-221.html
3. Cupcake Inspiration is a photo challenge. http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.sg/2014/10/challenge-281.html
4. Crafty Catz challenge theme is All Sentimental. http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.sg/2014/10/challenge-249-all-sentimental.html

Mixed Metal Pendant

This is one of the few mixed metal jewellery I have made. The series consists of mainly pendants that I can use to make necklaces. The concept behind this piece is a view inside the window. I got the inspiration as the teacher was demonstrating a technique.


The first layer is hammered to give it some texture and pertinaed to create contrast for the various layers. The opening on the first layer acts as the window. I punched holes along both sides of the 'window' so that I can put hammered wire through it to create a railing.

I like swirls and flourishes so the 2nd layer is a swirled silver wire that I hammered to create some texture. The 3rd layer is a downward arrow which when inverted is a house with a copper roof top. All pieces are hammered to give it some textures. The brass and copper plates are riveted together.

Do you normally create your jewellery or artwork with a theme around it? Or do you simply just create what you feel like at the moment? What gives you the inspiration to create?