Wednesday, September 18, 2013

*Creating with cabochons challenge... #Reveal

Today is reveal day for "creating with cabochons challenge" host by Sally Russick from The Studio Sublime’s...

Creating cabochon to be something is really really challenge for me...
I have so many cabochons which I bought them 3 years ago...
But I never buy cabochons again since I can't play with them... :)
Until in August, Sally Russick posting this challenge...'s my challenge...!  :)
I tried hard to creating this cabochon...oooh I desperate with

...unfinished work...

But I have to finished my work.....
And here is what I made.....bangle with turqouise cabochon stone...

I'm so sorry I only finished one cabochon...
I'll try again later... ^_^
Thank you Sally for this challenge.....It's really challenge me... :)
And thanks all for your stopping by...

Please see other participants as below :

Sally Russick --> HOST
Alicia Marinache           
Lynn  Jobber           
Jenny Davies-Reazor           
Jo-Ann  Woolverton           
Marde Lowe           
Dawn Doucette           
Mary K McGraw           
Gloria Allen           

Cheri  Reed           
Sonya Stille           
Elizabeth Owens Dwy           
Veralynne   Malone           
Tania Hagen           
Lynsey  Brooks           
Christina Miles           
Holly  Westfall           
Kathy  Lindemer           
Patti Vanderbloemen           

Therese Frank           
Adrienne Berry           
Tanty  Sri Hartanti --> you are HERE !        
Renetha Stanziano           
Marlene  Cupo           
Sandi Volpe           
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson           

Mischelle Fanucchi           
Tracy  Stillman           
Skylar Bre'z           
Ann Schroeder           
Jess Green           
Susan Kennedy           
Stacie  Florer           
Cathie  Carroll           
Susan F.   

Michelle Caballero       
Sabine Dittrich           
Kristina Johansson           
Kimberly Sturrup-Roberts           
Melissa  Meman           
Cheryl McCloud         
Michelle  Timms           
Cindy  Pack           
Ailsa  Cordner           

Cynthia  Machata           
Julia  Harris           
Ingrid  Anderson           
Jasvanti  Patel  

Thursday, September 12, 2013

*My first bangle for my first exhibition...

I made some bangles for my first exhibition at Boyolali Expo a few days ago (4th - 6th September)...
I tried hard to making bangle because I never make before...
And here's my first bangles... 
Which ones do you like? :)


Sunday, August 4, 2013

* AJE Earring Challenge... #Reveal 15 for week 29 and 30

Welcome to the reveal 15 for weeks 29 and 30 of the Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge!
I rarely make earrings.....although I think to make earring more easy than necklace or bracelet... :)
But in fact, making earring is not simple as I think...  :)
I made only 2 pairs earring last week... :)

I really love our traditional glass bead.....named java beads or gudo beads...
Almost of my design used java beads...
I used java beads and enameled copper wire to make my first earring...

The second earring used java bead, czech dagger glass and enameled copper wire too...

Thank you for stopping by me as I show off my earrings.  
See the AJE blog to see more wonderful earrings...

Saturday, August 3, 2013

* Summer Color Inspiration... #Reveal

Today is summer color inspiration blog hop reveal host by Sharyl's Jewelry...
I like mix several color that look harmonious.....sometimes mix warm color with bright color..... :)

For this challenge Sharyl giving seven mix several colors to choose as below...
#1:  dark pink, yellow, dark purple
#2:  lime green, yellow and pinkish-red...
#3:  periwinkle, berry, yellow, green
#4:  raspberry/fuschia, carnation pink, bright yellow, sage green
#5:  white, soft pink, cranberry, yellow
#6:  bright yellow, raspberry, lime
#7:   fushia, violet

I choose number 2 as shown in this picture...

...lime green, yellow, pinkish red...
We are not required to use every color...just use at least 2-3 colors...
I used all colors to make a necklace named "rainbow"... :)
I used several materials.....rose jade stone, crystal, java glass beads, rhodonite stone, unakite stone, shell, agate stone,seed bead, howlite stone, cat eye stone, copper wire and leather cord from Nina Designs... necklace was so bright, colorful and look happy....  :)


...rainbow necklace...
Thank you Sharyl for your color inspiration... :)
See other participants as below :

Sharyl McMillian-Nelson    Sharyl’s Jewelry    (Host)
Kashmira Patel                     Sadafulee...always in bloom!
Lisa Lodge                             A Grateful Artist - Pine Ridge Treasures    
Tanty Sri Hartanti               TJewellicious by Tanti  --> YOU ARE HERE   
Kathy Lindemer                   Bay Moon Design     
Laren Dee Barton                 Laren Dee Designs       
Melissa Trudinger                Beadrecipes    

Friday, August 2, 2013

* Creating with beads from TMY bead swap...

I am late to post this...I should post on 1st July ...
I already finished my pieces at 1st July but I've had time to post them right now... :)

TMY is beads swap ala Indonesia.....
As reminder, my partner
 Pradnya Chinda  sent me these beautiful beads...

She give me a lot of beads.....synthetic pearl with various color & size..., round metal spacer, clear shaped acrylic, a circle acrylic, green ribbon & crochet beads...
She makes green ribbon & crochet beads by her self.....I loveee it..!
I made 2 pieces....a necklace & a bracelet...
Here's what I made...

I used the ribbon as toggle.....I love it..! :)

Thanks to Mbak Lili from "Manik Jawa" as host of TMY...
Thank you for stopping by...
For other TMY participants & themes "click here"...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

* Bead Hoarders Blog Hop... # Reveal

20th July is reveal day for "Lori Anderson bead hoarders blog hop"...sorry to late... :)
Lori challenged us to use our own hoarded stash and make as many pieces as we like...
I confess, I am a "bead hoarders"..... beads are my treasure... :D
I often bought beads although I had no idea what would ever do with it because I'm afraid if I can't have it anymore or because it too special... :)
Now my treasure are overload...
I spend a lot of money to buy beads but have a little creativity... ups... :)

I am ashamed to show how much my treasure that I just save up for a long time ... :D
I realized that I'm lack creativity... but I didn't stop buying beads... ^_^
I have a disease called bead addiction... *LOL
Most of my collections are Indonesia traditional glass beads from Gudo - Jombang...
But I also love gemstone and ceramic...
Now I collect crochet thread too... I need new cabinet... :D 
This is just a little beads of treasures that I picked of my hoarded stash...

...krobo beads & gypsum carved beads from Ghana...

These are traditional glass beads from ghana named krobo beads...except the round bead is gypsum carved bead...
I got these beads from my lovely friend who lives in Accra - Ghana now...

And these lampwork beads set below are from "Manik Jawa"...
I got these last month because I'm the first winner of challenge named BOM! (Beads of Mystery)...

And here are what I made with them...

...bracelet #1...
...bracelet #2...


I love challenge like this because it makes me have a new spirit again...
Thank you very much are great...!  :)

And here are "bead hoarders blog hop" participants :

1. Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Nancy Dale, NEDBeads
3. Roxanne Mendoza, Roxi Designs
4.  Melissa Trudinger, beadrecipes
5.  Rana Lea, Rana Lea Designs
6.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
7.  Rita Avila, Jewel School Friends
8.  Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board 
10. Erin Guest, Renlish
11. Joan Williams, lilruby jewelry
12. Diane Hawkey, Diane Hawkey
13. Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
14. Sue Kennedy, SueBeads
15. Lisa Cone, Inspired Adornments
16. Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
18. Lori Jean Poppe, Adventures in Creativity
19. Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
20. Lori Schneider, Bead Addict
21. Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
22. Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
23. Niki Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
24. Elsie Deliz-Fonseca, Eliz-Eliz and All That Craft
25. Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
26. Heather Powers, Humblebeads
27. Sarah Goode, Pookledo
28. Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
29. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
30. Cheri Reed, Creative Designs by Cheri
31. Robyn, Museiddity
32. Catherine King, Catherine's Musings
33. Jacquie, Bead Gypsy
34. Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
35. Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreations
36. Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti ==> YOU ARE HERE... :)
37. Hannah Rosner, Good River Valley
38. Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
39. Nelly May, Smelly Nelly
40. Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads
41. Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
42. Christie Murrow, Charis Designs
43. Leanne Loftus, First Impression Design
44. Valerie Norton, Hot Art
45. Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
46. Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
47. Terry Carter,  Tapping Flamingo
48. Sue, Mid-Life Great Expectations
49. Nan Smith, Wired Nan
50. Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck Arts
51. Marie Covert, Creating Interest
52. D'Arsie Manzella, This Here Now, Mamacita
53. Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
54. Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
55. Johanna Nunez, The Lovely One Design
56. Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
57. Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
58. Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
59. Debbie Rasmussen, A Little of This, A Little of That
60. Nat, Grubbi Ceramics
61. Marjorie Savill Linthwaite, Bennu Bird Rising
62. Cheryl McCloud, One Thing Leads to Another
63. Heather Otto, The Crafthopper
64. Candida Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
66. JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
67. Ginger Bishop, Lil Mummy Likes
68. Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
69. Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
70. Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes
71. Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
72. Shalini Austin, Jewellery by Shalini
73. Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
74. Ile Ruzza, Ilenia's Unique Beaded Jewelry
76. Annita Wilson, AW Jewelry 
77. Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
78. Hannah Trost, PZ Designs
79. Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
80. Miri Agassi, Beadwork
81. Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
82. Dyanne Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
83. Susan Bowie, Susan Nelson Bowie
84. Megan Milliken, MaeMaeMills
85. Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry
86. Ambra Gostoli, Chic and Frog
87. Lori Lochner, Bloghner
88. Gerda Jurimae, Gerda's Crafts Blog
89. Susan, Mistheword
90. MaryLou Holvenstot, MaryLou's time2cre8
91. Mary Shannon Hicks, falling into the sky
92. Karin King, The Sparklie Things Blog
93. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman
94. Jenny Davie-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
95. Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
96. Mallory Hoffman, Rosebud 101 - For the Love of Beads
97. Danielle Kelley, Imbue the Muse
98. Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
99. Dolores Rami, CraftyD's Creations
100. Marcia Dunne, 13 Alternatives
101. Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs
102. Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
103. Wendy Holder, Jewelry by WendyLea
104. Michelle Escano, The Cabby Crafter
105. Louise Glazier, Lily and Jasmine Treasures
106. Dana Hickey, Wind Dancer Studios
107. Lennis Carter, windbent
108. Anne Betenson, Crystal River Beads
109. Audrey Belanger,  Dreams of an Absolution
110. Lisa Stukel, Carefree Jewelry by Lisa
111. Janine Lucas, Travel Stories
112. Claire Lockwood, Something to Do With Your Hands
113. Kathy Engstrom, Catherine's Dreams
114. Paula Hisel, Simply Beadiful
115. Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
116. Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
117. Kim, Cianci Blue
118. Linda Sadler, Ida Louise Jewelry
119. Karen, Spokalulu
120. Jennifer LaVite, Dry Gulch Bead and Jewelry
121. Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
122. Karen Martinez, Fairies Market
123. Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
124. Amy Bright, LABweorc
125. Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti
126. Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
127. Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
128. Natalie Moten, Running Out of Thread
129. Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections
130. Jenny Kyrlach, Wonder and Whimsy
131. LiliKrist, Handmade by LilK
132. Jessica Klaaren, The Truth Space
133. Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
134. Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart
135. Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
136. Jeanne, Gems by Jeanne Marie
137. Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
138. Laren Dee Barton, Laren Dee Designs
139. Steph, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
140. Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
141. B. R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem
142. Patty Miller, Cabari Beads
143. Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
144. Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
145. Lizzie Clarke, The Need to Bead
146. Christina Miles, Wings 'n' Scales
147. Patricia, The Color of Dreams
148. Marde Lowe, Fancimar
149. Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations
150. Sarah Small, By Salla
151. Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
152. Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
153. Pam Traub, Klassy Joolz
154. Lisa Harrison, Daisy Meadow Studio
155. Anzia Parks, Anzi-Panzi's Work Shoppe
156. Ingrid, Lilisgems Handcrafted Jewelry Inspirations
157. Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey
158. Kelly Hosford Patterson, The Traveling Side Show
159. Adlinah Kamsir, Dreamstruck Designs
160. Marci, That Nothing Be Wasted
161. Kris Lanae Binsfield,  Cherish Designs
162. Stephanie Perry, Mustard Bead
163. Birgit Klughardt, Gites Beads
164. Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
165. Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
166. Sandy Markley, Gypsy Spirit Designs
167. Elena Adams, Lena's Beady Blog