May 14, 2006


I am not running out of names to call my designs. It is just that when taken with flash, these pretty mandarin-looking glass beads remind me of ants' bodies. Personally don't think this picture does justice to this pair... so pls contact me if you'd like to have a look at the real macoy.

It's hip to be a Pearl (Huey Lewis & the News)

Apologies for the untidy-looking lint particles on the velvet backdrop! can't find my lint remover. This is a slightly more playful take on the usually docile and dripping-with-decorum pearl bi-cones. I've chosen to mix two tonal colours in order to bring out the youthfulness of pearls. Who says pearls can't be hip?!?

Purple Daze

These purple Peruvian drops remind me of my favourite drink at Breko's - the Purple Daze. It is a combination of blueberry and vanilla (i think?). Whatever it is, the drink is very tastey. Not to mention, very, very purple.

Our Mother Earth

Second up for the collection is an ode to one of my favourite themes - Nature. Bought a couple of colorful Peruvian drops in Queenstown. I gave this to my mom, who although is not as huge a nature lover as my dad, is always game enough to join us on our public holiday expeditions to Sungei Buloh, fish farms, chicken farms, you get the idea :)

Snow White

Kicking off Huil's Spring/Summer 2006 collection is this pair of elegant ebony-white Rose Czech tubes. They were bought in Queenstown, New Zealand. The twirly connecting bits and all others are locally bought though. These earrings are for my colleague Hema - white for genuinity (is there such a word?), and roses for a sweet disposition (don't gag, HA). Happy 25th!

March 16, 2006

Project Runway On Earlobes

Greetings from the creator of this blog, who has neglected "OH HUIL!" completely for the past three months. Many apologies to all faithful banner-waving (needn't be shy, just admit) readers like you who have returned to this site time and time again, only to discover an obvious stagnation in design creations! Huil's excuse is that she has been too caught up with a million and one things. January was half spent in New Zealand, whilst February was entirely consumed by matters of an office nature. However, you'll be pleased (hopefully) to hear that Huil will be heading to Bangkok in just abit to hunt down more raw materials for her 2006 Spring/Summer collection. [I've always wanted to say that!] Essential must-haves on her shopping list would be Extra-Long earring sticks (proper name unknown), just so that her Peruvian beads procured from NZ can find their homes in 'em, plus she will also be keeping her eyes peeled for any cool VINTAGE materials. Huil is thinking, maybe, just maybe some Victorian vintage for this new collection? :)

December 23, 2005


i bet everyone's thinking this huil has run out of names to call her creations. not so, i assure you! this is called fossil because the dual-tone color of the glass beads reminds me of fossilized insects stuck in the amber slabs. brown/bronze/metallic bronze/orangey-yellow tones are highly attractive colors to me. they are my automatic casualizer tool. if you don't know what casualizer means, please ask me.


virgin white is an amazing [x 100000000] color. you can use it to brighten up ANY outfit, i'm serious. combine it with a cowgirl denim look, or a plush velvety ensemble. instantaneously makes you feel young again and you'll be wanting to tap your toes to the tune of "Don't Cha" - try it :)


remember goldilocks, the pinkish/chocolatey/golden earrings i designed 2 months ago? meet barbarella, her cousin from space. i've made two pairs of these for my cousins hui ting and chuin wei. somehow, this creation gives me a very different feel from goldie. i think this pair has a more "i know what i want" aura i.e. suitable for the archetypal modern-day young lady who knows what she wants and does not hesitate to go out and get it. wo-man power. *rawr*

Cassandra in ShanghaiLand

this one is for my cousin Cassie, whom i have also witnessed the transformation of young duckling to graceful swan. i feel these colors complement each other very well, and bring out the sweetness and vigour of youth. ahh, the anticipation of an 8month pre-university break - make the best out of it you! p.s. isn't the shanghai suzie backdrop PERFECT!?! mom brought it back from china, and as usual, karangguni me decided to stash it away just in case i might need it someday. well, whaddya know?

Chuin Ying Delight

in case you are wondering why this is called the chuin ying delight, recall chungking express and you'll see where the designer is coming from. this pair is for one of my younger cousins, whom i've had the privilege of seeing grow up from a mushroom-head toddler to a fine teenage girl.

December 20, 2005

Your Summer Ride is a Mini Cooper

You are all about unique, one of a kind adventures.
The only thing predictable about your summer is that it's unpredictable!
You Are Somewhat Machiavellian

You're not going to mow over everyone to get ahead...
But you're also powerful enough to make things happen for yourself.
You understand how the world works, even when it's an ugly place.
You just don't get ugly yourself - unless you have to!
Your French Name is:

Jeannine Goullet

December 15, 2005

You Should Learn French

C'est super! You appreciate the finer things in life... wine, art, cheese, love affairs.
You are definitely a Parisian at heart. You just need your tongue to catch up...

December 09, 2005

Lemon Chiffon

tribute to one of the funkiest/stylish young moms around - my colleague ja. semi-transparent yellow glass beads littered with invigorating chrysolla gemstones give this creation an air of bohemian carefree [i know you like, girl!] and announce to the world of one's joie de vivre.

November 14, 2005

Holly Golightly

I hesitated for a good 3 minutes before deciding to de-saturate Holly Golightly. I was afraid that it wouldn't do her justice. but am pleased with how she has turned out - this is very nicely de-saturated (in my opinion), and i've achieved the atmosphere i intended to create: Martini-soaked parties thrown in Manhattan apartments circa 1940s New York. how unabashedly pretentious.

Jade Empress

Cool aquamarine greens make me think of perhentian island's crystal clear waters, and the maldives. i went to the maldives when i was a kid of 5 or 6, so alot of it is hazy memory, but do i remember my first-ever snorkelling adventure with my dad in those amazing waters! funny how i used to take trips like that for granted. well, not anymore :)

November 07, 2005

Shanghai Baby

Yue liang dai biao wo de xin.

Ice Queen

I like the genteel aura of this pair. Nothing less than a handsome old cola mug as the perfect backdrop for this creation.

November 03, 2005

Impending Change of Address

With effect from 1 Dec 2005, Huil will be migrating her beloved online gallery to another den ala kediaman on the Internet. As such, will cease to exist. No need for buckets of tears at this sad news, but there is a need for you to make note of this url change in a month's time. Please. More details akan datang. - HUIL.


Gold is an amazing color to play around with. It can be vintagey classy, easternly ostentatious or ethnically fashionable. In fact, gold and bronze are the most prominent metals in my tool kit at the moment. Such character, they have.

Rapunzel and her Rubies

Doesn't this somehow remind you of Rapunzel's long hair? As you can tell, I'm venturing into more vertically-inclined streamlined territory here.

Coco Chanel

When I saw these semi-transparent mod-brown circular glass beads sitting innocently in their cosy boxes, I said to them, "I must have you!". This was designed with Chanel No.5's 1980s TV advertisement in mind. Anyone remember that one?

September 22, 2005

Bucky Buckaroo Takes A Break

Last I spoke with Bucky, she said she would be away somewhere in the Middle East for two weeks. When asked if she was going to be creating anything during that time, this was what Bucky told me: "No, I won't be coming up with anything new during these two weeks. But, be sure to check back with me after I get back. I'm pretty sure after these two weeks, I would have seen, smelled, met and tasted enough new experiences and people to dream me up a good couple of smouldering-shisha-smokin' designs!"
Thus said Bucky Buckaroo. - AFP

September 12, 2005

Elegant Tiana

Tiane has morphed from a gawky lean teenaged girl (weren't we all?) to a self-assured and confident young lady. This elegant design is for her - possessor of timelessly classic and clean-cut taste.

Sparky Tammy

Oooh. What a fitting name. Tam has a sparky personality - outgoing, go-getter, frank, fiesty, and is one lady with oodles of attitude to go around. For you, old friend.

September 03, 2005

Queen Cheryl

My friend Cheryl is the life of any party with her funny, wicked sense of humour. This pair was designed for her, because she reminds me of Queen Nefertiti in some ways.

August 29, 2005


This was designed specifically for Jac in mind. She's a purple girl.

August 28, 2005

Oriental Giraffe

If you are wondering why there is only a solitary half being made, the answer is here: I got lazy. Do you know how long it takes to create a pair of earrings?? Depending on how intricate i want it - a pair can take me up to three or four hours. I started work on this pair, with the aim of creating a looooong, dangle-until-your-shoulders effect. I guess if any of you want this pair, I can persevere on and complete the other half... but you gotta promise me that you'll wear it often, please!

Dance of the Gypsy Queens

I hereby certify that wearing this pair of boho-soho (a term I coined) will automatically up your boho quotient by leaps and bounds. Not to mention get you in the mood for some bossa nova dancin' along the beach! "Tall and tan and young and lovely, the Girl from Ipanema goes walking..."

Smouldering Velvet

This was designed as an ode to the very first pair of earrings mom bought for me from Bangkok. It was that pair that initiated me to the fun world of accesories :)

Emerald City of Oz

I have only recently discovered how refreshing and chic Green can be. This pair is designed as a tribute to the color.

Mrs Dalloway meets Brick Lane