Natural Craft (Part 2 of 2): The Shells Of The Sea – The Process

| January 30, 2013

How do they do it? Collecting seashells have been one of the longest past times in human history. Seashells that are left by the tides are mostly empty; either they are already dead or eaten by other predators. However, ever since the burgeoning of beach resort tourism and the yearly Spring/Summer fashion, the demand for [...]

Natural Craft (Part 1 of 2): The Shells Of The Sea – History

| January 30, 2013

Brief Introduction Welcome to the shore of AsianSecret.my Seashells. Our native beachcombers sieved through Southeast Asian coasts to search for only the best and exquisite seashells. Warm, white sandy beaches and floral dresses are incomplete without beautiful accessories to complement the joyous theme. Au naturel, simple, and elegant, let our collection entice you with different [...]

Natural Craft: Adverse Health Effects of Plastics

| December 28, 2012

In this era of globalization, we can find many astonishing industrial developments all around the countries. However, no industry has under gone such rapid growth and development as the plastics industry does. In the time of its development and products creation that based on merely plastics, we human does not realize the long term impacts [...]

Natural Craft: Banana Bark Craft

| November 30, 2012

  Beautiful not just to the sense of sight, banana bark offers an entirely exquisite tingle to the kinesthetic sense as well. The bumpy but smooth finish simply begs to be touched. Rest assured, this material is entirely eco-friendly as banana trees die after they bear fruit. The trunk will have to be cut. However, [...]

Natural Craft: Bamboo Craft

| November 30, 2012

  When is it harvested? Bamboo is harvested when it reaches maturity. Depending on the type of the bamboo, it can be harvested anywhere between 3-7 years. Most commercial bamboo is harvested around 3-5 years. Young bamboo is never taken as they are still pliable and will not be as resistant to cracks. Highly sustainable, [...]

Natural Craft: Cocostick Craft

| November 30, 2012

  Cocosticks are the natural byproducts of the coconut palm tree. Highly eco-friendly, they are renewable and using these as craft material does not damage the coconut tree. They are made through drying whole coconut leaves in the sun and stripping the leaves away once they are dried. The dried stems are then separated, creating [...]

Natural Craft: Mahagony Leaves Craft

| November 30, 2012

  The elegant leaves in this photo frame have first been reduced to their skeletons. Then, each leaf is delicately hand pasted onto the frame before a red resin is painted as a varnish over them.                                       [...]

Natural Craft: Mendong Craft

| November 30, 2012

  Mendong or Globe Fimbry, as it is known in English; is a type of reed found on moist land such as marshes or rice fields. Due to its presence near paddies, they are a popular material for weaving among most Asians. Once gathered, it depends on the weaver whether they want to use it [...]

Natural Craft: Pandan Leaves Craft

| November 30, 2012

  The versatility of pandan or screwpine leaves in the world of traditional handicrafts is spoken for by the amount of woven things such as mats, baskets and even pillow cases that can be made from these leaves. We have taken the concept of mat weaving and incorporated it into our Pandan Zebra Frame to [...]