December 25, 2011

See you next year!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. I'll see you next year!

December 21, 2011

December 15, 2011

Sweetheart + Classic infinity

Classic infinity necklace is now available at our online store. Infinity symbolized unity and everlasting love.

Our sweetheart necklace is quite a unique one. The lovely texture is derived from a hand pressed muslin cloth. The necklace is delicate and feminine.

These make perfect holiday gifts for your love ones. Please check our store for more info.

November 30, 2011

Coffee talk

Who wouldn't love aromatic coffee scent? I have recently purchased a coffee/espresso machine to our studio. I had so much fun learning latte art (not a very good learner!) and adding extra something like caramel, vanilla and cocoa into the coffee. 

My favorite is Mocha Latte. What's your favorite? Would you like to share your coffee story?

November 24, 2011

Seasonal treat

Christmas holiday is near and we are more than ready! Introducing Etoile brillante or Shining star.

Purely inspired by starry nights and illuminating stars. It would make a perfect holiday gift!

Please visit the shop for more info :)

November 20, 2011

Kamakura for a day

Got a chance to visit Kamakura for the very first time. Everyone had a great time. Including this puppy above who is new to Japan :)

November 16, 2011

Behind the scenes

Would you like to know how we make your necklaces? Today we are taking you to behind the scenes at our studio!

 Sketch of the Etoile brillante (Shining star) necklace
Shape PMC into desired shape. In this case, we are going to flatten it.
Once the clay is dry, we filed and re-shaped it.
 After being fired at 600 C for 20 minutes, We gave it a rough polish. You can see that it really is metal!

November 10, 2011


What kind of music do you listen to while working? Here's what we play in the studio.

Foster the people

Jack Johnson

 Foo Fighters (you've got to listen to Foo!)


I'll share more next time. Feel free to share your favorite!

November 09, 2011

More shapes and geometric necklaces to come

The love of shapes and geometric necklaces continued to grow in our studio. Introducing Departure, a sign symbol necklace. Purely inspired by the love of traveling and exploration.

Another is our newest Geometry lesson necklace. Inspired by shapes, mathematics and geometry. It's a perfect combination of triangle, circle and square.

Visit our store for more information!

November 07, 2011

Wilfred in Toronto

I wish Wilfred would setup their shop when I was living in Toronto. I have always love their clothing line. It's so simple, but full of details. It would be so nice if one day they would carry my jewelry in their shop.

November 01, 2011

Weekend delight

Do you like to see behind the scenes of artists at work?  I know I do. While organizing my studio, I found one of my favorite books Open Studio by Lotta Jansdotter that I haven't finished reading since my move to Japan. I love how she covered three of my favorite cities around the world (Brooklyn, Stockholm and Tokyo).

While reading the book, my puppy Cocoa thought by acting cute I would share an apricot danish with her. My sister is currently visiting me in Japan. She brought along my puppy, Cocoa, with her. Cocoa is adjusting to her new life in Japan quite well :)

October 26, 2011

Layer me pretty

Fall is here. It's time to put on your favorite blazer. What I love the most about Fall is to put on my favorite denim shirt, accessorize with layered necklaces to make my whole outfit complete.

Introducing new necklaces to add to Cosette. One of them is initial diamond shaped square. It is personal, it's all about you. I layered it with a necklace inspired by Nordic patterns. These two are made of precious metal clay (PMC). It is handmade and crafted in our studio. Don't forget to check them out at our online store!

October 19, 2011

Twelve by 2012

2012 is coming very soon. Only two month left, can you believe it? Danni from Oh, hello friend came up with a fun idea called twelve by 2012. It sounds fun that I have to join her.

Is there anything you want to do by the end of the year? Here are my lists, don't forget to share yours!

1. Blog more
2. Make a wedding album
3. Send Christmas / New Year cards to distant family and friends
4. Make new jewelries every week
5. Bake chocolate chip cookies
6. Get an oversized sweater
7. Go skiing
8. Read inspirational quotes every morning
9. Eat more fruits and veggies
10. Make a nice inspirational board
11. Stop procrastinating
12. Think positive

October 17, 2011

Something in the mail

Remember I blogged about a wedding reception I went to? Well, I received a gift just a few days ago. Here's what I got.

Heard about L'Occitane hand cream for a really long time. Finally gave it a try and I love it so far.

Rose scented solid parfum and a soap bar smell heavenly too. Can't wait to try them all!

October 11, 2011

New this week

Had a very productive weekend, as a result, new necklaces are being added to the shop.

I decided to post them here first for a little sneak peek.

From the left: Nordic tri-triangle, Greek inspired feather pendant, Geometric honeycomb and Triple turquoise bars.

October 07, 2011

Cosette is on Facebook!

Just dropping by to inform you that Cosette's facebook page is now up and running. Don't forget to LIKE us!


Wedding reception in Japan is quite a unique one. When you attend someone's wedding, you received a gift book. There are tons of gifts you can choose from and they will be delivered at your door.

I attended a wedding reception for the first time and for one of the gifts I chose is this wooden pot coaster/holder from Hacoa.

I love the simple design and the wood texture just made everything perfect.

October 03, 2011

Turquoise fang

On my last trip to Thailand. I managed to get this beautiful turquoise stone. It is then hand wrapped by an oxidized sterling silver chain.

This necklace is inspired by everyday casual, cool and down to earth look.

Visit Cosette for more info!

September 28, 2011

An old/new designs

So, I was thinking of adding some colors in Cosette lately. The designs has changed since I got introduced to metal clay, but there are some whimsy designs I'd love to add in Cosette's shop as well.

Like this initial charm drop. It's from the whimsical collection from Cocoa Chu Chu days (which I still love very much).

  • Just listed this cutie on Cosette. Feel free to check it out!

    September 21, 2011

    A short trip to Seoul

    Got a chance to visit South Korea for the first time. Although it was such a short trip (four days). I had so much fun in Seoul.

    A must visit street in Insadong. Insadong is surrounded by local artists and artisans. One building is dedicated to artists to sell their creations.

    I couldn't help but purchased these irregular salt and pepper shakers. They are handmade by Nanishow. These shakers are such wonderful additons to my dining table :)

    September 15, 2011

    Geometric Honeycomb

    Inspired by shapes, geometry and science. This honeycomb pendant is made of layers of precious metal clay. It is hand shaped, crafted and fired in our studio.

    It has been oxidized to get a rough and vintage look. Please visit the store for more info.

    August 30, 2011

    Collaboration x Fern for Cosette

    Fern Choonet is a Toronto based free lance illustrator. I have collaborated with her in the past for Cosette's business card design ( in case you haven't seen it, check it out HERE).

    This time she illustrated Cosette collection by using water colors. How impressive!

    Don't forget to check out her website HERE.