Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party 2014 Reveal Day

Welcome to the 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party 2014.

I was so nervous when I decided to joint my first BSBP, but I am happy that finally, I can be a part of BSBP family :-D
I cannot described how happy I am when Lori Anderson paired me with a talented glass beads maker April Grinaway. As a first timer, I feels so lucky to have her as a partner. Her encouragement made me confident to sent my soup for her. I guessed all first timer will have the same problem like me, that we are worried our soup is not good enough.
Here it is my soup for April.

I also wrote about my soup here, I sent her some of my Handmade Polymer clay beads and pendant.

And here it is my soup from April.

She sent lots of awesome glass bead and pretty rainbow clasp.

My Creation

My inspiration for this design was the colors of the focal beads and the clasp, aren't they pretty?
I used one of the focal beads that April sent to me, I added a big Antiqued Pendant with Polymer clay applique to make this design more "Me" :-D. And I also made those colorful Polymer clay beads to matched the clasp.

Rainbow flowers

I only came up with one design this time, somehow I got to busy with some custom order from my customer and I run out of time, but I promised to my self to make another jewelry with April soups.
Here it is my creation:

The rainbow necklace

I love the color of this necklace, very Spring and bright :-D..
Here it is another picture of the "Rainbow necklace".

Thanks to Lori for created this event and make this event as an annual gathering all over the world. And thanks to you to who read my post today :-D.
Please heading to Lori Anderson post to see another participants and see you all next year !!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Monthly Challenge April 2014 # Reveal Day#

Welcome to my reveal day for Monthly Challenge April 2014.
The inspiration picture for this month is  this beautiful and colorful painting by Edward Foster

by Edward Foster

This month we celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd. My dear friend Lili Krist who is holding this challenge every month held a fundraising by selling some beads in her online shop to make a donation for Anyway lets back to this challenge, if you want to know more about this challenge you can read about this challenge here .

After I saw this GAIA picture, I started with made the focal beads using some colors in the picture like orange,blue,brown and green.
So here they are :

I was also working on a custom order for my favourite customer. She wanted a pendant using soft orange colors and colorful flowers. And this challenge color pallete fits this order perfectly.:-D
Here it is the pendant for my customer.

I used Czech seed beads to bezel my Polymer clay Cabochon and added rope leather for the necklace. My Customer was so happy with the result of her ordered. And she gave extra money for this pendant. Can you believe this ??!! It's never happened to me before, a customer paid more money than I asked her.
I still felling very proud and happy until today, somebody loves my jewelry like that. Just blown me away.

A couple days ago I made another Cabochon, and I thought about this challenge, and I decided to make another jewelry for this challenge. Here it is the second jewelry I have made for this challenge.

I think the second jewelry would fit better to the challenge. What do you think??/

For another participant please visit here, I couldn't wait to see another participants creation.
Have a wonderful day everyone...

Friday, April 18, 2014

"Free Spirits of the Wild West" - 12th blogger/non-blogger Bead soup challenge

The Challenge.

Wild Mustangs of sand wash basin

It is time for the 12th blogger/non-blogger challenge in bead soup cafe. This time Kelly Hosford Patterson who won the 11th blogger/non-blogger challenge is hosting this challenge. She choose that picture above as our inspiration. She also wrote thorough explanation why she choose this picture in here .

My creation.

I had a little bit of difficulty to make the focal beads, as some of you already knew that I like to use my own focal beads for my jewelry. I started with making this cabochon. I used my beads reamer to draw in my polymer clay. It wasn't easy because that was my first time drew in in Polymer clay. :-D
I hope this focal beads looks like a horse LOL

Here it is my finished necklace.

  • Polymer clay cabochon (handmade by me)
  • Soutache braids
  • Seed beads 11/0
  • Seed beads 6/0
  • Six round polymer clay beads ( handmade by me)
  • Two tube  polymer clay beads ( handmade by me)
  • Some flat disc polymer clay beads ( handmade by me)
  • Cooper wire

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Color of Dreams Blog Hop * Reveal day*

The Color of Dreams Blog Hop

Welcome to the reveal day of "The Color of Dreams Blog Hop" !!.

For you who don't know about this blog hop event please visit here first, Rita who created this event and wrote about this blog hop nicely, I love her writing. And I also love her kindness of sharing beautiful and unique beads with all of us,50 participants. She wants everyone creating a jewelry to show or to represents our dream. We need to focus on one rule "If we can dream it, we can achieve it".

The bead in the middle is the bead that Rita sent to me, handmade by Patricia Handschuh,and each of participants got different kind of beads.

My beads.

After I got my beads, I decided to make some polymer clay beads to accompany this beautiful beads. I used   the beads from Patricia as an inspiration beads.
I started with making this leaf beads.

Leaf beads
 After that I also made these round beads with my left over leaf canes.

Leaf round beads

Last but not least I made this focal beads.

My dreams.

I have been making handmade jewelry for about three years and I always want to open a store to sell my handmade jewelry some day. I am thinking about a small store or boutique to display all of my handmade jewelry and also to display my mother works ( she is a seamstress). I think it would be a great idea, what do you think?
I have no idea when this dreams become reality, our family always moving from one country to another country. My husband is visiting professor in University of Notre Dame, Indiana and in about two months our family is going to move to another country. I guess I have to keep on dreaming until some day our family can settled down in one country ( hopefully my home country Indonesia) and I can open my handmade jewelry store.

My Jewelry.

Using Patricia bead and also my handmade beads I made this necklace. 

Sweet Dreams Flower Necklace

Thank you for visiting my blogs and also thanks a lot for Rita for hosting this wonderful blog hop and encouraging us to write about our dreams. You are truly wonderful hostess.
Please also visit another participants Happy Blog Hopping!!!

Patricia's blog:              The Color of Dreams        
Patricias Etsy:               The Color of Dreams
Hostess: Toltec Jewels   Jewel School Friends
Kay Thomerson            KayzKreationz
Audrey Belanger           Toki No Hourousha

Alicia Marinache           All the Pretty Things
Terry Carter                 TappingFlamingo
Lori Schneider              Bead Addict
Jenny Kyrlach              Wonder and Whimsy
Asri Wahyuningsih          Asri's Beadwork  ( YOU ARE HERE)
Dini Bruinsma               Angaza by Changes
Karla Morgan               Texas Pepper Jams
Debbie Rasmussen        A Little of This, A Little of That
Veralynne Malone          Designed by Vera
Kathy Stemke               Vintage Memories Jewelry Design
Mowse Doyle               Mowse Made This
Heather Richter             Desert Jewelry Designs
Lori Poppe                   Adventures in Creativity with LorilliJean
Jayne Capps                Mama's Got To Doodle
Andrea Glick                Zenith Jade Creations
Kathleen Breeding         99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Becky Pancake             Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Karin Martinez              Fairies Market
Miranda Ackerley          Mirandack
Penny Houghton           Smelly Nelly
Carolyn Lawson           Carolyn's Creations
Chris Eisenberg            Wanderware
Christie Murrow          Charis Designs Jewelry
Monique Urquhart        A Half-Baked Notion
Eve Shelby                  Raindrop Creations Jewelry by Evelyn
Cryss Thain                 Here Bead Dragons
Jasvanti Patel               Jewelry By Jasvanti
Nan Smith                   NanMade Handmade Jewelry
Sue Kennedy               SueBeads
Jean Yates                   Snap Out of It, Jean! There's Beading to be Done!
Debbie Rogers             Debbies Treasures
Marybeth Rich             A Few Words From Within the Pines
Shirley Moore              Beads and Bread
Shaia Williams             Shaiha's Ramblings
Kathy Lindemer           Bay Moon Design
Linda Anderson           From the Bead Board
Judy Turner               Silver Rains
Gloria Allen                Gloria Allen Designs
Regina Wood              Ginas-Design
Robin Reed                Artistry HCBD
Mary Goovars            MLH Jewelry Designs  (please visit after Wednesday, April 9)
Marlene Cupo             Amazing Designs
CJ Bauschka              4 His Glory Creations
Robin Showstack        The Crazy Bead Hoarder
Cynthia O'Toole          Sparkles and Sweets
Jael Thorp                 Jael's Art Jewels
Renetha Stanziano       Lamplight Crafts

Monday, March 31, 2014

Monthly Challenge March 2014 * Reveal Day*

I signed up for this challenge in very last minute, I did not think that I could make it in time. But the theme of this challenge is too Interesting I could not help myself I had to signed up.
The Picture Inspiration of the challenge is here :

Bride and Groom
Indian wedding style
You can read about this challenge here including the information about that picture.
What I love about the Indian Wedding besides their dresses is the bride's henna or mehndi. It's amazing how they decorated their hand in such a beautiful way.
I found a beautiful picture of Indian henna or mehndi here.

Look at her hand,pretty isn't it?

I decided to incorporate the henna idea with polymer clay into my design. Here it is what I have came up at first. I made this simple pin/brooch using my handmade polymer clay and using some brown and white seed beads.

But after a couple of days I decided to put more ruffle on the beads embroidery and this is the result.

Please also visit here to see another participant creations.
Happy beading!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bead Soups for my BSBP Partner

Today, I would like to share some picture of my soup for my BSBP Partner April Grinaway. She already received her package a week ago or probably more than a week ago. So, I can share the picture of the soup.

I sent her this picture for her for a teaser :-D

And here they are the picture of the soup.

I sent her two vocal polymer clay beads handmade by me, this one accompanied with two large beads

I also sent some natural stone beads.

I also made these beads, made of polymer clay.

Two toogle clasp, I bought the leaf and branch shaped  toogle clasp rom Beadahouliq and the other one bought them on the local store around here.

And also one strand of Unakite chip beads.

I forgot to take a picture of the bead caps, but I think you can see that on the second picture.
Happy beading friend !!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Meet my Bead Soup Blog Party partner

This is my first time participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party, I am so excited but also nervous for the same time. Lori Anderson paired me with a very talented lady, an artisan glass bead maker. Here she is my BSBP partner April Grinaway.

She sent me this teaser, all those colors already looks exciting.

Look at the packages, aren't they pretty?

Lovely yummy beads handmade by her.

I am so lucky having her as a partner on my first Bead Soup Blog Party woohhooo.