Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow Your Blog

Welcome to my "Grow Your Blog Party" everyone !!!


I am so happy when I read about this event. Grow Your Blog was designed by Vicki to bring more readers and Followers to our blog. I guess this is what I need to invite more friends to visit my little blog. I am just started this blog no more than a year ago and this blog mostly about my hobby and my passion which is Handmade Jewelry making.

Let me start by introducing myself to all of you.
My name is Asri. I am Indonesian who is now living in Indiana,USA, far away from my home country.
Since I was a little girl I always been a crafty person. I started with making my own clothes *it was a simple one, a skirt* at age 15.
My interest in making clothes was because my mom was a seamstress, well she is still a seamstress right now. And I grew watching and helping her with her work. So she inspired me a lots.
And then I finally decided to learned to make embroidery instead of going to college, so in my early twenties I am working with my mom in our small boutique in Blora,Central Java Indonesia.
These picture below are my embroidery I have made a few years ago.









After married and then have a baby, I moved to United States for my husband Master and Phd degrees. And from that moment, my interest on crafting has changed. Since I could not bring my embroidery machine with me, I started to find another hobby to fill my crafty mind. I end up made a lots of cross stiched projects during my stay in the US. Until we moved back to my home country Indonesia.

I started making jewelries after a nice young lady in Craft store in Indonesia taught me How to make a headpins. It was very popular item in Indonesia back then. And from that moment, I guess I kinda starting to like making jewelry. I started to make my own  necklaces, earings and bracelets. And starting to sell them.

My pins/brooches I have made three years ago

It was my favourite brooch 



In 2012 my  family got another chance to stay in United States. This time I fallen in love with seed beads. I made some bracelets using only seed beads. It was time consuming, but I loved it.






And I also started bloging and documenting my work, so in my blog, you will see lots of story, about challenges I have joined or some new jewelry I have made. I also try playing with new media such as polymer clay and soutache braid. And it is fun to mix them in one design, you can see some of them here. And if you want to see some of my polymer clay beads collections you can see here My polymer clay applique beads







For this event I am giving away this lovely Black and Yellow pendant/pin.  Anybody have a chance to enter, just leave a comment and give a Like in my page.Asribeadswork Facebook Page. One winner will randomly selected and I will announce the winner on February 15th 2014. And please write your name and email address so I can contact you if you win. 


Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you like it :-D. Please head over to Vicki's blog to check out another almost 600 participants. Woooww

PS: Just found out that I have not put my Follower button until today, please do follow me if you like.



79 comments:

  1. Dear Asri,

    You have such a beautiful blog!! I am one of the Grow Your Blog volunteers to make sure all the links on Vicki's blog work properly. Your embroidery as well as your jewelry is exquisite! I was going to follow your blog, but couldn't find the Google Follow gadget. I did like your FB page and added you to my google+ circle. I think the general date to end the giveaway with this party is February 15, but I am sure the 28th is fine as well.

    Wishing you a beautiful day!!

    Silke

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    1. Thanks for visiting my Blog Silke. I thought I did. Well I will try to correct that. And about the giveaway drawing I already changed the date. Thanks again for reminding me about that.

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  2. Hi Asri,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. Your embroidery is gorgeous! You are very talented! I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. Thank you for the opportunity to win your pretty pin. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

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    1. thanks for your visit Donna, I am heading over to your home now..

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  3. I agree, beading with seed beads is fun! I also love polymer clay, but haven't tried soutache yet.

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    1. I visited your blog and I think we have lots in common. And soutache braid is fun thing to try. You should try it Wendy. And thanks for your visit.

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  4. Just beautiful work! I haven't done beading. I knit and cross stitch so appreciate your work and yes I would love to be entered. Di@Cottage-wishes

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    1. Thank you Di. I also want to learn about knitting, well maybe someday :-D.

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  5. Nice to meet you Asri. Your blog is lovely...and your work is exquisite! The embroidery and beadwork is breathtaking. congratulations!

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    1. Nice to meet you too Avery Claire. I am admiring your quilts too..:-D

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  6. Hi Asri! It's lovely to know you. Your beading is really beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for your visit. Love your work too..

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  7. Your creations are fabulous! Such a wide variety of talents. I've always thought embroidery was one of the prettiest things in the world, and yours is gorgeous. The states should be proud to have someone as talented as you living here. I do understand being far from home, I do hope you still get to spend lots of time with your family.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Thanks for your compliment Caroline, make my heart warm :-D
      Hugs

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  8. Cool blog, I love your polymer clay 'embroidery' Looking forward to following you!
    Tammie Everly /TTE Designs tammie@ttedesigns.com

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    1. hi Tammie...I love your work too..
      And I am following you now

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  9. Hello I 'm very happy, and nice to meet you!! .... your blog is very nice! I'm following now, happy Grow your blog!!

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    1. Hi Janina...very nice to meet you too...and I am following yo back

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  10. Happy to meet you, you make beautiful things !

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    1. Thanks Judith...you also beautiful cross stitch

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  11. Hello Asri, visiting from "GYBP"! You have an amazing talent, your embroidery is exquisite and I just love you beautiful jewelry. Thanks for sharing your wonderful blog, looking forward to many more visits.
    Your newest follower,
    Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana. You also a very talented lady..

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  12. Hello Asri, I am now following your blog. I enjoy seeing all your embroidery and other crafts. I am also "Growing my Blog" and mostly do jewelry - bead stringing and am starting chain maille. I am learning some off-loom seed bead weaving, starting with peyote stitch and netting stitch. Please stop by and visit my blog, when you get time.
    Louise (Lily and Jasmine's Treasures)
    http://lilyandjasmine.blogspot.com/2014/01/grow-your-blog-party-and-blog-hop.html

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    1. I am following you Louise. Looking forward to see your creation in the future

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  13. Hello...beautiful work. Glad to have this blog party to meet you. Hope you have time to visit with me.

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    1. Thanks Gracie. I just visited you. It is nice to meet you

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  14. Hi Asri-
    your work is simply beautiful. I have joined your site and will happily stopping by.

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    1. Thanks for visiting me Dawn and I am following you too

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  15. Greetings, Asri! What lovely crafting you do! I am a new fan and am loving this opportunity to meet new people! Blessings, Jan

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  16. You do absolutely beautiful work! Your blog looks like such a wonderful place to be. I'm now a follower and will visit often! Also, I'm from Indiana originally, and now live in Georgia.
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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  17. Hello!

    We are fellow beaders and jewelry makers too! Love your polymer clay beads--you are very talented!

    Good luck with the Grow Your Blog party.

    Deb and Kathy

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  18. I loved reading your story and seeing your beading! Oh the lovely embroideries you did! I will be following you on Bloglovin.
    Deb

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  19. Your work is just lovely! So nice to meet you at the party. I will be following!
    Hugs, Terri

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  20. Hi Asri...I love your story and beadwork...soutache is something I want to learn this year to enhance my beads...welcome aboard and I will be following!

    V

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  21. Asri, your work is lovely- Polymer clay is something I hope to explore this year. Can't wait to see more of your creations! Christie

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  22. Beautiful work!

    Thanks for sharing :-)

    ~Val

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  23. Your work is truly beautiful. I will definitely visit again to see more. Enjoy the hop.

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  24. Your work is stunning I will be back to see more of your lovely projects!

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  25. Asri,

    You are a talented artist in so many ways! Your creations are wonderful. I am happy to meet you through Vicki's GYB party. Perhaps you might drop by my little blog and leave a comment. I would love to have you visit.

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  26. Such talent - beautiful. follow on G+ and e-mail. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  27. Wow! Asri your bead work is exquisite. I liked your facebook page and sent a link to my sister who loves beads. Glad I could meet you through the GYB party. Stop by my site for a chance to win my fabulous fifty gifts.

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  28. Oh my goodness Asri...your work is amazing! Here from GYB.

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  29. I am here from GYB and I am delighted to have found you. What a creative lady you are! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing more of it.

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  30. stopping by from GYB hop, what beautiful work you do. Jill

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  31. Nice to meet you. You do beautiful work

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  32. Lovely. Nice to meet you. Your polymer Cabachon's are delightful. You have a new fan.

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  33. Quite a journey! Your embroidery and jewellery are beautiful.
    Evalina, This and that...

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  34. Your work is beautiful and a, belated, welcome to the USA; we're glad you're here! Visiting via Vicki's GYBP and enjoying the work of your hands.

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  35. Wow! You are very talented! I am visiting from the GYB event, thank you so much for sharing!

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  36. My, my you have many different talents! Very nice! Enjoy the blog party! Aloha

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  37. Thanks for sharing your blog. I can't wait to read more posts. I am an embroiderer participating in Grow Your Blog too.

    aprilsongstress

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  38. I'm so happy to meet other jewelry makers. All of your crafts are lovely. I look forward to seeing more.
    Lisa
    Http://lisayangjewelry.com

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  39. From Indonesia to Indiana -- fantastic! I came from Louisiana all the way to Kuwait and have been a long way from home for a very long time. Your work is so beautiful. How lovely that from your sewing you've moved on to so many other aspects of crafting. Goodness, those seed beads would make me crazy but how beautiful the bracelets are. And a wonderful giveaway, too. Best wishes, Tammy

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  40. Hi Asri! I love your story and how you have always done a craft no matter where you lived. Your embroidery is beautiful and so is your jewelry! I LOVE the pink brooch and the blue set and the pretty yellow and black. It is a very nice giveaway. I am a new follower and I will go check out your facebook page. Have fun Growing your blog!
    Jan @ http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com

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  41. Hi Asri your creations are beautiful, I really admire you moving to a new country I know it isn't always easy. I am a follower so look forward to popping in and seeing what you're up to.

    Peg x

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  42. Your work is stunning. I am visiting from GYBP. My main passion is quilting, but I also do a little beading. Love your work.
    Mary

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  43. Me ha encantado su trabajo. Están muy lindos los broches y todo.
    Felicitaciones.
    Saludos desde Chile
    http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com

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  44. Clay jewelry is something I have been learning lately. thanks for sharing

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  45. Hi Asri, I stopped by from grow your blog. Your work is really pretty! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  46. Hi Asri,
    I love beading, well use too my eye sight limits my seedbeadsto big beadsthese days. Yourwork isvery pretty. I'm visiting North Carolinaright now but I live in Prince Edward Island. Would love it if you visited my blog. I'm going to be following you to see what you post next. Hope tosee you soon, I have a give away going on for the grow your blog event.
    cindy

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  47. Stopping by through the GYB Hop. Such amazing work! You have an amazing amount of patience to do the crafts that you do, but everything you make is just stunning!

    Elise @ http://loveleadesigns.blogspot.com/

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  48. Hello Asri, I'm so glad I made my way here via GYB. your creativity blows me away. Your one talented and patient lady.
    Travelling to Indonesia has been on my bucket list for a while now. Hope to travel there in the near future.
    Wishing you luck !!!
    Sruthi

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  49. Oh my! You do beautiful bead and jewelry crafting! I am in awe of your talent.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  50. Asri, it's so nice to meet you. Your work is stunning. I love everything you have made. I live in Indiana too! We're neighbors!

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  51. Hello Asri, what a very talented person you are! Your embroidery is exquisite and I love soutache it is so elegant used in jewellery, I enjoyed looking through your blog and will be following you.
    Jackie

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  52. Hello Asri. Just stopping by to quickly say a friendly "hello" from the UK via GYBP.
    I think your jewellery is so beautiful as is your embroidery work.

    Do please visit my blog www.moleymakes.co.uk if you have time. I'm also having a giveaway. Happy blog hopping :)

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  53. Hi Asri, visiting from GYB and looking forward to following you and reading more. I am a jewellery maker too but have sidetracked into some other crafts recently. I just love your designs and how perfect they are. Your polymer clay work is exquisite too, I have bought some but haven't yet got round to making anything.
    Love and best
    RedSetter
    Craft blog http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/
    Cat blog http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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  54. Your work is fantastic! I am visiting from GYB and look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  55. I love your work. The things you make are beautiful.

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  56. Very interesting post. Are you in the USA permanently now? Do you share instructions on polymer bead making? Curious. Not that I am in deep need of a new hobby ... at the moment I am considering soap making ... I have no clue where I would put dry racks for one thing.

    Anyhow will look forward to you updates and enjoy the party!

    Lija
    http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/

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  57. Hi Asri,

    just visiting via the GYB party - what beautiful jewellery you create - how lovely to have moved on from your georgeous embroidery too.

    Alison x

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  58. I am visiting you via the Grow Your Blog Hop and am now your newest follower with Bloglovin. If you get a chance, please visit me at http://meadowbrook-Kristen.blogspot.com/. Happy Stitching!!

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  59. Visiting from Michigan and GYB. Your work is beautiful.

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  60. Reviewing being a newbie blogger I missed some minor details like making comments... But Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party entries are 600 bloggers. My reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone's bio 24 hours left to go now I just review at much as I can. If you like come visit My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is http://ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. I liked you following you on goggle connect and Bloglovin you. hope to see you in the cyber neighborhood I am new to blogging so I don't have a lot posted because I got side tract with GYB party. Kind of felt it was important to have some one read my silly chatter. I can't remember a time I didn't dabble in something creative. I tried a little of everything. But, my new love these days is Card making I just love it.

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  61. Hello Asri,

    Lovely name! I really like your polymer clay artwork -- so very pretty. As a teenager I also worked with Fimo (a German brand of polymer clay) a lot and just lately thought of starting again. :)

    Thanks for the chance to win one of your pretty pin -- the color combination is great!

    Lots of greetings from Germany,
    Birgit
    swappinghowdies(at)yahoo(dot)de

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  62. Hi Asri! Thank you for visiting my blog. I am still hopping for the GYB party. There are so many blogs that I haven't visited yet. I've loved seeing all your creations from last years. The seed bead bracelets are lovely. You have so many talents. I think whatever the medium you choose you would be successful. I'd love to be entered in the giveaway. Have a beautiful day. Ana

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