Monday, June 17, 2013

* Challenge Summer Element Blog Hop... #Reveal

I'm sorry late to posting my reveal... :(
I live in Indonesia which
the time difference is 12 hours ahead than US... :)

I plan to posted this last night at 8.00 pm (local time) meaning 8.00 am US time...
I was too tired and sleepy...I did't realize until I fall asleep... ^_^

Now was monday at 10.20 am here, meaning still sunday (US time)...
Please forgive for my
negligence... ^_^

Well...I'm happy joining "challenge Summer Element Blog Hop"...
Thanks so much Mrs Rita "Toltec Jewels" as the host of this blog hop... :)


My country Indonesia only have 2 seasons...dry season and wet or rainy season...
In most parts of Indonesia, the rainy season falls between November until May (low season), and the dry season between June until October (high season)...
Now is June, so it was dry season...

I live in a village of small town in central of Java...there are many rice field in here...

...rice field...

...rice grains...

In June, most of the farmers have already harvest their rice plant...
After harvest, we will see heaps of straw in their fields...

...after harvest...

Around our house, we have a lot of fruits plant...
My father likes to plant any fruit trees since I was a kid...
There are dragon fruit, mango, rambutan, matoa, soursop, lemon and longan fruit...
But in June, only longan fruit will to bear fruit...



...longan tree...
...matoa tree...

Today (24th June), I add some photos of our fruits because many readers never see them... :) 
I understand because those are tropical fruit and only live in tropics...
I only have some picture of my fruits...picture of my rambutan, longan and dragon fruit.....
...my longan fruit detail...


...my dragon fruit ( January 2012 )...
...harvest of my rambutan fruit ( December 2011 )...
Because another fruits not to bear fruit in June, so I add pictures of another fruits from internet...  :)


...mango fruit ( harum manis variant )...
...soursop fruit...
...matoa fruit...

I make necklace and bracelet for Summer Element blog hop"...
I hope will describe "summer" in everywhere although we never seen... :)

 

...Summer necklace...


...Summer bracelet...
...Summer bracelet...
I used stainless wire ( and hammering it ), coral stone, lampwork bead and sweet clasp... ^_^
The stainless wire is one of "BOM! challenge" prizes... :)
I love the clasp...so cute.... :)

...detail of clasp...
Happy summer everyone... ^_^


And here's the Summer Elements Blog Hop Participants :



Toltec Jewels (Hostess)     http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com/
Marlene Cupo                   http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com/
Cheri Reed                        http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/
Ailsa Cordner                    http://www.bramalfiebeadsetc.co.uk/
Nan Smith                         http://www.wirednan.blogspot.com/
Sherri Stokey                     http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/
Christie (Charis Designs)    http://charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Lawson                 http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com/
Susie Harris                        http://jewelleryjunkie.blogspot.com/
Andrea Glick-Zenith           http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Nelly May                          http://smellynelly.blogspot.com/
Melissa Trudinger               http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com/
Dini Bruinsma                     http://angazabychanges.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemer                 http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Cory Tompkins                  http://tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com/
Robin Reed                       http://willowdragon.blogspot.com/
Gina Hockett                     http://freestyleelements.blogspot.com/
Karen Martinez                 http://www.fairiesmarket.blogspot.com/
Liz                                    http://beadcontagion.blogspot.com/
Jasvanti Patel                     http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com/
Solange Collin                    http://www.blog.ahowinjewelry.com/
Gerda                                http://gerdascraftsblog.blogspot.com/
Karla Morgan                    http://texaspepperjams.blogspot.com/
Anindita Basu                     http://alankarshilpa.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache                http://www.allprettythings.ca/
Andrea Trank                    http://heavenlanecreations.com/
Mischelle Fanucchi             http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/
Tanty Sri Hartanti               http://tjewellicious.blogspot.com/ >> you are HERE...!
Shaiha Williams                  http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/
Mary Govaars                    http://mlhjewelrydesigns.com/
Becca Sirevaag                  http://godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com/
Lennis Carrier                    http://windbent.wordpress.com/
Regina Wood                     http://www.gina-design.blogspot.com/
Sue Kennedy                     http://suebeads.blogspot.com/
Kathleen Breeding             https://www.facebook.com/99BOBOTW

Saturday, June 15, 2013

* Woohoo.....received a lot of prizes... ^_^

Two days ago I've already received a lot of prizes as the first winner of a challenge named BOM! (Beads of Mystery) challenge  (click here).
That was surprised me.....woohoo I'm very happy... ^_^
Please no envy...... #LOL
Beautiful lampwork set by "Manik Jawa"...loveeeee it so much...! ^_^


...BOM Prize...


BOM! prize...#detail
Not only that, I also received sooooo many beads and metal findings as my first "pack of mystery"...
I still have two more "pack of mystery".....in August and November.....yaaay..! ^_^
Thanks so much Manik Jawa... :)
- A long strand of faux pearl (china) ^_^
- Gudo glass beads in many colors and form by Manik Jawa
- Air dry clay pendant by Wulan Pelita Craft
- Seed beads in many colors and size

- A spool of stainless wire (0.3mm and 1.2mm)
- A spool of green stretchy string (o.8mm)
- A pack of stainless finding (S-clasp)
- A pack of stainless hook earring

- A pack of stainless jump ring (4mm and 5mm)

My next task is create something from "pack of mystery"......hmm...
I don't have an idea right now..... :D
Let's see my work with them next week or next month... ^_^
See you..... :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

* Indonesia beads swap named TMY (Tukeran Manik Yuks): Kulinari Nusantara...

TMY is beads swap ala Indonesia....which each partner have already determined by Indonesian culinary theme... 
Other rules in this swap are each participant must making artisan beads by our self and create something from beads that we've already received...
TMY has been beginning from end of May until end of June 2013...

Mbak Lili from "Manik Jawa" is a person behind the scene of TMY...
She is organize us very well...thank you mbak Lili... ^_^


My partner TMY is Pradnya Chinda and our theme is es cendol...
Huuum yummy....especially for summer season... ^_^


...es cendol...

I just knew Pradnya... She is a talented artisan... She makes craft from anything.....bead, wire, thread, ribbon and others with various techniques...
We can see her beautiful work at her blog (click here)...


First, I and Pradnya decide our color pallete for our theme as below...





And.......this is my treasure beads from Pradnya.....

...beads from my partner...
Sluuurp yummy...... ^_^
I like the colors of the beads...
She give me a lot of beads.....synthetic pearl with various color & form..., 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..!
Thank you Prad... ^_^

And here's my beads for pradnya... 

...beads from me to my partner...

Detail (left to right for each strand or column) :
A --> seed bead, gudo glass beads from Manik Jawa, coconut shell beads, crystal (china), wooden batik pendant, fosil stone cabochon.

B --> gudo glass beads from Manik Jawa, acrylic beads, synthetic pearl, gudo glass beads, glass bead (china).
C (artisan bead/my handmade) --> toggle set (oxidized copper wire), link aka connector with green crystal (oxidized copper wire), wire ball (enameled copper wire).
D --> glass bead (china), glass bead (china), white enameled metal pendant,
gudo glass beads from Manik Jawa, manau stone.

I hope she like them... :)

Now thinking what the beads are become... ^_^
Our reveal date is 1st July...
 
For other TMY participants & themes "click here"...
See you again at our reveal... :)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

* My handmade wire beads & beautiful beads from Ghana-Africa....

I was relieved because last week and this week have already finished my delayed work...& still working for another project...custom order, bangle, blog hop & challenge ...  :) 
I hope finished them all on time...

Here's part of my finished work in this week & last week.....
My handmade wire beads for bead swap and bead tour...
Toggle clasp and link aka connector from copper wire ( oxidized copper wire & enameled copper wire ).


...for bead tour...

...for bead swap...

The wire ball bead was inspired by Lili Nurani who is a very talented wire jewelry artisan...
Thank you mbak Lili Nurani...

And big surpriseeed in this week is......
Finally...I received beautiful traditional beads from Ghana after waiting for 8 months from my dear friend Yovanka who lives in Accra, Ghana - Africa since 2011...
Here's traditional beads from Ghana named "krobo"...and also unique gypsum carved beads...


So lovely, isn't it?!  Love...love...love them all so much...
Thanks soooo much Yovan...you are such a lovely friend... ^_^




Saturday, June 1, 2013

* Yaaay...I'm the first winner of BOM! challenge...

Yaaay....
I'm the first winner of BOM! challenge...

Thank you very much for all judges and especially to Mbak Lili "Manik Jawa" as the host for this challenge... :)
Congratulation for all winners... ^_^
To reminder of my BOM! challenge reveal "click here"...
This is big prize when I'm lack of creativity because of many things...
Many prizes for me winning this challenge... :)


Beautiful lampwork set by Manik Jawa... thank you very much Mbak Lili...loveee it so much...! ^_^
Another prize will be received are "pack of mystery" from Manik Jawa three times in June, August and November this year...wow! ^_^

And also will exclusively got privilege first place to order new bead which will be listed each month at Manik Jawa... #June until November period.

Now I'm getting ready again for the next challenge...bead swap challenge named "Tukeran Manik Yuks : Kulinari Nusantara" host by mbak Lili "PCbyLi.K" with my partner "Pradnya Chinda"...
Thanks everyone for stopping by my blog post... ^_^

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