Getting creative for Christmas


A happy Ethan Yap, 3, who could not resist the cupcakes.

Jasmine Gan has turned her love for scented candles and home fragrances into a business.

Gan started making soy candles early this year after obtaining materials from Australia.

“I learnt to make them by experimenting and looking up Do-It-Yourself videos on YouTube. It can get tricky as different waxes have different temperature points but I’m learning to master the skill,” she said, adding people can view her work at www.jasminegan.com.

The 32-year-old said she loved subtle scents like green tea and her new favourite was pomegranate.

Other varieties include Lime, Basil, Mandarin as well as mixes such as Coconut and Lime, Green Tea and Lemongrass and Lavender and Mint.

Gan was one of the vendors at a Christmas bazaar at The Fox Den, Damansara Kim.

1 A selection of premium quality meats by Jay’s Premium Foods were also sold at the Christmas Bazaar. 2 Yap (in white) attending to customers looking to buy chocolate mendiants. 3 A happy Ethan Yap, 3, who could not resist the cupcakes.4 Tay with her variety of handmade jewellery.— Photos: S.S.KANESAN/The Star
A selection of premium quality meats by Jay’s Premium Foods were also sold at the Christmas Bazaar.

Fellow vendor Constance Yap, 43, said she made chocolate mendiants (traditional French confection composed of a chocolate disk studded with nuts and dried fruits).

“I was in Belgium in September and joined a three-day course on chocolate-making and learnt how to temper chocolate and keep it fresh,” she said.

Yap sells both dark and white chocolates.

“My seven-year-old daughter helps me add nuts and dried fruits such as cranberries, sunflower seeds and hazelnuts,” she said, adding that you can find her at https://www.facebook.com/littlemizzy2015/.

Adoravelle Tay Pey Yee, 24, showcased beautiful handmade jewellery at the bazaar.

“I started by making one-off pieces with stones and beads using wire and threads. I then used glue and bezel frames.

“Now, I make custom jewellery but I still design and source for materials and get them made by a third party,” said Tay, adding she gets inspiration from unique pieces and stones she picks up while travelling.

Adoravelle Tay Pey Yee with her variety of handmade jewellery(28/11/2015/S.S.KANESAN/The Star)
4 Tay with her variety of handmade jewellery. — Photos: S.S.KANESAN/The Star

To see her collection, visit www.facebook.com/medeaandhertreasures.

There was also a variety of art prints, ice cream and polymer clay jewellery.

The organiser of the event and founder of Ash Be Nimble, Hui Matthews, said Fox Den was an ideal location for such events.

“There were people asking if we could start a bazaar or space they could sell their items,” said the 28-year-old.

For more information on events at The Fox Den, visit www.facebook.com/ashbenimble.

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