About Us

At UniQ Creations we specialise in one-of-a-kind handmade. Visit our online shop to view the wide range of products and services including jewellery aka jewelry, wedding stationery, party/baby shower invitations, OOAK and corporate greeting cards, sealing wax, wax seal, name stamp, bookmark and tatting class/patterns/supplies. Each piece is carefully handcrafted one at a time in our home studio. Materials used are of premium quality and are sourced from various parts of the world.

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 at uniqcreations4u at gmail dot com to make arrangement.

Wholesale, consignment, custom order and office bazaar inquiries are also welcome.

Clearance Sale

Recently we lost a consignment account and as a result, we have a huge stock of materials and greeting cards to clear. Embellishments, charms, labels, mulberry flowers, stickers, glitter glue, ink pad, embossing powder, pattern papers and cardstocks and handmade greeting cards. Various themes available: birthday, valentine/love, anniversary, Mothers' Day, wedding, baby, Christmas, general, Chinese New Year, get well, condolence, best wishes, frienship, oriental, farewell etc.. The embellishments and papers can be used for making paper beads, scrapbooking, various types of paper crafts and school projects. Suitable for all age groups. For purchase of $30 and above you will receive a small gift from us. One gift per customer. While stocks last.

As there is only 1 piece of each item, we will not be able to put up photos of all items for your reference. The photo below is a small sampling of what we have on hand. Please contact us at uniqcreations4u {at} gmail dot com to arrange a viewing session and let us know what you are looking for.


What Being Strong Means



1. Incy Wincy challenge theme is Cute Critters. http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.sg/2014/09/cute-critters.html
2. Just Inspirational Challenges theme is Add A Background Image. http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.sg/2014/09/september-monthly-challenge.html
3.Cupcake Inspirations challenge theme is a photo inspiration. http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.sg/2014/08/challenge-276.html
4. Sweet Stampin' challenge theme is Embossing. http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.sg/2014/08/embossing.html
5. Aud Sentiments challenge theme is Any Sentiment Other Than A Birthday. http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.sg/2014/08/challenge-114-any-sentiment-other-than.html
6. Cute Card Thursday challenge theme is Anything Goes. http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.sg/2014/08/challenge-336-anything-goes.html

The Rise of Handmade

"I believe the simple act of making something, anything, with your hands is a quiet political ripple in a world dominated by mass production... and people choosing to make something themselves will turn those small ripples into giant waves" -Faythe Levine

Imagine this senario. The birthday of a special someone is just round the corner and after hours of going through possible shops along Orchard Rd, you are still unable to find the right gift. Of course, you can always get a gift card, but that feels more like giving up than giving whole heartedly. What you really want is to find a present with meaning - a token that says it all and yet without having to say a single word.

Along comes the Handmade Movement. Handmade Movement has been gathering momentum over the last 16 years, predominantly in the US with indie craft fairs springing up all over the country. DIY and indie craft movements are the buzz words describing a new breed of craft show that has been growing throughout the world. Handmade has become a lifestyle. In Singapore we have the monthly MAAD Pyjamas and yearly Singapore Mini Maker Faire. MAAD just celebrated its 8th anniversary in July and SMMF is seeing its largest event this year with over 80 Maker groups. Another new and uprising group is the SG Makers which comprise of both techies and crafters.

Other than craft fairs/markets, a number of handmade online shopping platforms have emerged over the years. Zibbet, Shop Handmade, ArtFire, The Shop City, Etsy ..... just to name a few. These online market websites offer an endless variety of thoughtful and eclectic items, some of which are one-of-a-kind and even customisable. This means you can get an unique gift for that special someone. It's an appealing alternative to Ebay and Amazon.


Today, crafters are no longer interested in just doing quilt or cross-stitch samplers or carving figurines out of wood. Instead, in contemporary Handmade Movement you will see emerging artists, crafters, and designers working in both traditional and non traditional media, using old and new techniques. Some work using single media while others use mixed media. The tatting I did in the photo above is made using single media - fibre. The photo below is an example of mixed media. The necklace is made using copper plate and wire, glass beads and suede. The 3rd photo shows a fine silver ring made from metal clay, which is a non traditional media.



The creative community today share ideas and encouragement through social media, forums, boutiques, galleries and craft fairs/markets. Together we have forged a new economy and lifestyle based on creativity, determination, and networking. Given the current world economy, the concept of handmaking what you need and want could not be more timely.

Many of us are keeping craft traditions alive and some are even starting up their own handmade businesses. To these entrepreneurs, handmade offer a chance to create their own economy. It empowers them and proves that everything is possible.

Check out this Handmade Nation Trailer.

Anniversary



1. Chrisma Cardz challenge theme is Wedding Anniversary. http://charismacardz.blogspot.sg/2014/08/challenge-18-wedding-anniversary.html
2. Allsorts challenge theme is Sunshiny Colours. http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.sg/2014/08/week-273-warm-sunshiny-colours.html
3. Craze 4 Challenge theme is a Animal. http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.sg/2014/08/crazy-4-challenges-250.html
4. Fussy and Fancy challenge theme is Favourite Animal. http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.sg/

To Thee With Love


Suitable as a love theme card for that special someone on a special occassion.

1. Cute Card Thursday challenge theme is CAS. http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.sg/2014/08/challenge-334-clean-and-simple.html
2. Cupcake Inspiration challenge theme is a photo inspiration. http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.sg/2014/08/challenge-274.html
3. The Crazy Challenge theme is Cute Little Animals. http://crazychallenge.blogspot.sg/2014/08/cch-178-cute-little-animals.html
4. Crafty Catz challenge theme is Recycle It. http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.sg/2014/08/challenge-244-recycle-it.html

Student's Work

Angela experimenting with picot. This is one of the patterns from my book.

Flutter Flutter Butterfly


1. Cupcake Inspiration challenge theme is a photo inspiration. http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.sg/2014/08/challenge-273.html
2. Sweet Stampin' challenge theme is a photo inspiration. http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.sg/2014/08/photo-inspiration.html
3. Allsorts challenge theme is All Sentimental. http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.sg/2014/08/week-271-all-sentimental.html
4. Crafty Catz challenge theme is Lazy Days of Summer. http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.sg/2014/08/challenge-243-lazy-days-of-summer.html
5. The Pink Elephant challenge theme is a photo inspiration. http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.sg/

Get Creative With Tatting Part 6


Use plain colour thread or varigated thread for different effects
 Even with varigated threads the effect can be very different

 Vary the length of the picot or the bookmark and it won't be the same anymore.
Modify the pattern, add some beads and chains and turn it into a necklace.

Make A Wish


This is a 2 fold card. Image on the outside and sentiment on the inside.

1. Just Inspirational challenge theme is Anything Goes. http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.sg/2014/08/august-monthly-challenge.html
2. Craft Your Passion challenge theme is Sweet Treats. http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.sg/2014/08/challenge-225-sweet-treats.html
3. The Corrosive challenge theme is Birthdays. http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.sg/2014/08/challenge-205-birthdays.html
4. Cupcake Inspirations challenge theme is a photo inspiration. http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.sg/2014/08/challenge-272.html
5. A Gem of A Challenge theme is Embossing. http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.sg/2014/08/challenge-125-embossing-any.html
6. Crafty Calendar challenge theme is Anything Goes. http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.sg/2014/08/crafty-calendar-august-challenge.html
7. Allsorts challenge theme is Favourite Things. http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.sg/2014/08/week-270-favorite-things.html

Singapore Mini Maker Faire

 Hong Zhen doing sewing demo while Hui Ting is too shy to show her face on camera.
 2 of my exhibition pieces.
 Take a break from demo and do some texting.


 These are just next to the stage. Must have taken a long time to finish these.
3D beauty of paper quilling.
 Kits for making your own felt monsters.

 One of my ex student came back for class at the event. Guess who is she?


 A UFO seen at the event venue. 



 A sewing studio at the event was ponding. You can even see the frogs and do some fishing.
 The event was packed with activities. I had presentations and classes on both days.


Demo by Davy Young from Leaves with Memories
video
The Gangnam Style
video
Use recycled materials for your juggling act.

Get Creative With Tatting Special Edition: Jewellery For Pets

You can find plenty of pet photos online showing the owners' affection for their little babies. Some owners will doll up their pets with clothes/costumes, bows, jewellery, glasses, hats etc.. These are either bought off the shelf or handmade.
Szilvia Mezei's little sweetie is wearing a tatting necklace. Looks so cute even from the back view.
I made this necklace for Shawna many years back. It's done with size 10 Manuela varigated thread adorned with pink and fuschia glass beads and seed beads. I made it long so that she will not feel uncomfortable. The design was taken from a Japanese tatting book that is currently out of print. Prefer sweet colours to red or anything too contrasting for her. This has become a memory for me.
Mdm Kew made the same necklace for Bear and even tied up a pony tail for her. Haven't seen this little sweetie for a long time. Wonder if she has new jewellery to show off.

How many of you will acutally doll up your pets? Show us some photos.

Photos From PaTH 19-20 Jul



Our booth from various angles. 1 of my items was stolen on Sat. It's a gang of 2 young women. 1 approached me wanting to be on my mailing list and engaged me in a conversation while the other took the opportunity to steal.


The Girl's Kash. I like these 2 miniatures.

Events Photos and Videos

These are the photos for 4 Jul MAAD Pyjamas. Over the next few days I will be posting more videos and photos of the events I attended this month.

Of all things I forgot to bring the table cloth so I had to borrow one from a fellow vendor.

2 back to back classes for the night.

Esther of U R Jewel enjoying her drink before the crowd comes in.
Nix the 美女 from Chubby Chubby.