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Singaporeans get crafty with homemade wares

Published on Jun 8, 2014 12:00 PM
 
Carolyn Kan of Carrie K., specializes in hand crafted jewellery made of sterling silver and semi-precious stones. The global interest in all things handmade has hit the Little Red Dot. Some local crafters have quit their jobs to turn what started as hobbies into small businesses, while others soldier on with their passion in their backyards or kitchens after work. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

The global interest in all things handmade has hit the Little Red Dot. Some local crafters have quit their jobs to turn what started as hobbies into small businesses, while others soldier on with their passion in their backyards or kitchens after work. Here are three whose creative wares have found a following:

Jewellery-maker Carolyn Kan was a former advertising executive who found her calling after an apprenticeship at a silversmith's shop in Florence, Italy. Her jewellery label Carrie K. now sells here and in seven other countries including Saudi Arabia, Japan and the United States, as well as online on her website (www.carriekrocks.com). Here she shows how she makes one of her necklaces:

Ms Jacqueline Goh's craft business, The Fingersmith Letterpress (thefingersmithletterpress.com), does letterpress printing on cards and paper. Her equipment includes a one-tonne Heidelberg press dating back to the 1950s, and she sells her hand-printed postcards on online craft marketplace Etsy and a few local stores. Here she demonstrates her craft:

 
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