I was at at the National Museum of Singapore yesterday evening and there was a weekend market (known as ‘Public Garden) going on – YAY! There were about 20 pop up stores selling mostly handcrafted items – which is always a joy to look through! Although there were many handmade jewelry stalls, not many caught my attention thanks to my overly sensitive skin which forbids me from wearing any piece of jewelry that is not made of hypoallergic material. I stopped at only one particular handcrafted jewelry stall due to its astonishingly adorable (not to mention – unique!) little pieces of art… These babies aren’t just beautifully crafted for mere eye candy – they are actually EARRINGS. The mechanics of this earring follows that of ‘Miss En Dior‘ Pearl Tribal Earrings where the earring is rather chunky so half of the rests on the front lobe while the rest of it remains at the back of the lobe. Quite a clever use of inspiration, if you ask me! The little kitty really looks as if its having an afternoon siesta right on (or rather, through) your ear lobe! I’m not exactly a cat person, but I especially love trinkets that symbolize good luck and prosperity – so the little Chinese fortune cat was definitely my favourite and I just had to purchase it. It was a huge relieve when the nice lady at the stall told me that the stud of the earrings is entirely made up of silver and titanium which is completely nickel-free and manufactured to suit the needs of allergic skin. There was definitely zero reason for me not to get it.
(Comes with a matching ear stud for the other ear lobe which is hand painted with related pictorials!)
Although its slightly on the pricier side (ranging from SGD 46.90 to 61.90), if you appreciate the beauty of meticulously hand crafted items or if you’re a cat lover or if the thought of adopting a little kitty to accompany you through the day appeals to you – then you need to visit www.catribal.com It is also a great bonus that the entire earring is made up of quality materials which ensures its durability. In light of Valentine’s day approaching, there is a 14% off for any 2 pairs of earrings purchased. If you plan to start of with 1 pair to add some fun to your CNY outfit, the lovely folks at Catribal are offering you a 10% off your purchase with the discount quote ‘tatumwritesXcatribal‘
**Catribal ships WORLDWIDE. Discount code is applicable for international buyers.