What do you work as?
Day: Events and public communications. After hours: Crafter
What do you do for love /passionate about
I have been really passionate about crafting since I was 5. I remembered my mum sending me to the Community Centre near our home for school holiday craft classes and I really loved it. Crafting seemed like second nature to me and I would spend my free time making things out of toilet rolls and other scrap materials I could find in the house.
During my teenage years, I started to pick up different types of popular handicraft like cross stitch, origami etc. And in the last few years, I progressed to bear making and recently completed a clay craft instructor course.
In 2006 I started helping friends with craft work for their weddings out of interest. And thanks to them for believing in my works, my "portfolio" grew. With their encouragement, I started Dawnut's Factory in 2010. 3 years on, we are no big timers but am glad to be able to share my works and meet people who appreciate my craft :)
Describe yourself in 3 words or sentences
Decided to post this difficult question to my bff and she said 'awesome, very-awesome, awesomest" hahaha not much help I guess.
I think these 3 words pretty much describe me: Creative, Confident & Cheery.
What makes you happy
Very simply hanging out with family and friends. I love having house parties where I can cook and bake for a nice cosy time with people who are dear to me. And I also enjoy catching up with my gfs over a cuppa. Sipping teas and eating desserts makes me very happy too!
How many countries/places have you visited and which had the most influence/impact in your life
Was never quite a travel bug until my good friend asked me along to join her family for a trip to UK in 2007 to visit her relatives because she wanted a gf as her travel buddy. I just started out in the corporate world then and the air ticket cost me 3/4 of a month's salary. But I thought why not? since I had my lodging covered for most part of the trip thanks to my friend's really hospitable relatives and well I have never been out of Asia.
I am so glad I went. In the past, travelling for me was shopping, shopping and more shopping. A chance to visit London and Scotland then made me fall in love with those old architecture, gardens and lovely cafes that I started to learn how to enjoy the experience of being in a foreign land rather than scurrying around to complete the tourist attractions check-list.
It was also from that trip that I told myself that I should just do what I want to do (if it is within my means) especially when I don't have major commitments like a mortgage or kids so that I will not have any regrets in future when those things come along. After all, you only live once. So live life to the fullest!
Why do you wear Hadasity
Have always loved vintage accessories and pretty much all things vintage. And I like to wear unique stuff because I want to be different and I don't want someone else to have the same thing! **selfish** hahah :p Hadasity pieces are handmade works of art that are classy and outstanding. I am in love with the statement pieces especially because they are flashy but wearable. As a crafter myself, I really appreciate having something that is handmade.
As my collection grew, my friends got more and more intrigued and they actually keep tabs of new additions to my collection! And happy to say that some of them have since jumped onto the bandwagon :)
I've always felt that so many of the ladies that wear and love Hadasity have a creative spark in them and a love for design and the arts, and are positively HAPPY people! Dawn is one of those amazing, beautiful and confident women that I have come to know and appreciate. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU Dawn for this ( interview, pictures ) and everything !!
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Joy is one of the most adventurous and fun loving brides I know! When she described the Disco Green Cat Necklace that she wanted, I knew there and then I was going to enjoy making her piece. It was meant to be her " wear for fun" necklace but she loved it so much she wore it on her wedding day with her evening gown! A very bold choice that most brides I've come across would not choose to go with, but what an excellent one! She even added the ribbons that I used to wrap the necklace in her hair! Thank you so much for sharing your special day Joy and Wei Li, Blessed union and adventures!
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Alisa was my Mass Communications Schoolmate who subsequently went into writing at magazines like Seventeen and SimplyHer. She has always been such a supporter of Hadasity, right from when we set up shop at Haji Lane, and featured Hadasity a couple of times which was such a blessing and honour for us.
She still writes free-lance but is also working on her own company, GETBAKED,
with her partner, Glyn. I have been cheering her on. It is a beautiful thing when what we love to do, is what we do for a living.
What are you passionate about
Good food, words, books + celebrating love and all things beautiful.
The most meaningful memory you have of your family/friends
Christmas time is always the happiest time of the year for me. It's a meaningful celebration, and aside from that, it's a time to get together and be with treasured family and friends. So I'd have to say that every Christmas is meaningful and memorable for me.
Describe yourself in 3 words
In love with God, writer, baker, artist
Why do you wear Hadasity?
Hadasity jewelry is stunningly unique and beautiful. Each piece is also hand made with love (you can tell just by looking at the detail and thought that goes into it), which I totally appreciate.
Who do you draw support from?
God, my husband and my Get Baked partner and very good friend, Glyn.
This year has been an extremely hectic one for me, and I wouldn't have made it to the end of the year without all three of them.
* Get a taste of GetBakedSg 's Cake-Pops + a voucher for 10% off their event planning services
at the Hadasity in Collaboration with Necessary Provisions Event this Saturday 2nd Nov 12-4pm!
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A few months ago, Janetta's cousin, Marvelle, emailed me about custom making a classic cuff as a wedding gift. Marvelle brought Janetta over to my place to choose her brooch for the cuff, and she decided to make 2 more hair pieces that could be converted to necklaces after the wedding and since then she has become a very special Hadasity Darling. After looking at all her wedding pictures, I kept telling her I think that they look like a celebrity couple, and her husband has the charms of a Korean movie star! :P
I feel extremely blessed to have been part of her special day, and most importantly that I got to know her as a person and now, as a friend :) Thank you Marvelle, for making the introduction and for the sweet gesture!
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Winoa is one of my closest sisters in Christ and an amazing woman full of passion to live a life that brings glory to Jesus.
Her husband Wen Kang is also one of the nicest, most loving, helpful and patient people I know.
Not only did she wear Hadasity for her pre-wedding shoot, she wore Hadasity for her wedding day and got her bridesmaids, mother and sister-in-law to wear Hadasity as well! Thank you dearie for being so awesome!
Thank you for sharing your Big Day with everyone! :)
“He has brought me to His banquet hall, and His banner over me is love." Song of Solomon 2:4
This is her beautiful Sister-in-law Chloe whom so generously gifted her a custom-made classic cuff to match her pink tea ceremony Cheongsam, which she wore with her Hadasity cascading earrings. So sad the photographer didn't manage to capture more photos of Chloe, and so I cropped one out to post here :) Chloe's wearing her own custom made Spoon statement necklace and cascading earrings too!
Her Mom and her beloved and favourite nephew ( Chloe's Son ) , Kyson :)
The bauble cuff she bought for her bridesmaid another dear sister of mine, Ming Hui. :)
All her bridesmaids sitting pretty in their Practical Hoops!
One of the Boys.
This was an Epic Moment for me because when she started dancing and worshipping God in her long gown, it was such a beautiful, brave and humble moment that me and alot of other sisters in Christ around me started tearing.
We were so happy for her and touched and awed at the same time that she would take such a brave step to honour Jesus.
Thank You Winoa and Wenkang for sharing your pictures of Joy and Married Bliss with everyone!
These moments/times last year were the step to many exciting love adventures ahead of you and I am so happy for you!
Photography by Alwin Lim, Lightedpixels | Makeup & Hair by Cherry Au Makeup Artisty | Gowns & Suits by Sophia Wedding Collection | Groom's 2nd Suit/Shirt/Bow Tie by Topman/Zara/Benjamin Barker | Cheongsam by Mazzario | Accessories by Hadasity | Florist CC Lee | Bridal Bouquet by Wonderland for Detailed Planners | Wedding favor by My Lovebites
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