Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wishing you ........

May this new year will be full of creativity,
open up new opportunity
in wire activity
and bring you promises of a brighter tomorrows...

May you have a great New Year.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Artistica Blue Medallion

Still exploring in wire stitching, this beautiful pendant was made with colored druzy , fresh water pearls, swarovski crystals and turqoise beads. With 10 cm in diameter, I'm sure if you wear it all eyes will turn to you..... =)

Since I really love wearing brooch, this too could be worn as a brooch.....


Monday, December 13, 2010

Indian Feather

This set was made base of the tutorial of Iza Malczyck, one of my wire master idol, using gold and silver Japanese made Artistic Wire. While the wire was 15 mm thick but it was easy to bend because it was made from aluminium.

Both set looked beautiful..... although I like the silver one better =)

But that's just me... what do you think ?

Monday, November 22, 2010

LABRADORITE in wire stitching

This is a more elaborate version of wire stitching compared to my last project.
It has a considerably more details of filigree and I purposely made the "labradorite chain" part detachable so the "pendant" part could be worn separately as a brooch.
With 10 x 7 cm "pendant" and 60 cm "chain" if worn together I'm sure it it could be a "statement" necklace.... =))
I wish I could take a better pictures, in reality it is more beautiful..... enjoy....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


The term of wire stitching was my own way of explaining the technique that I used to make these jewelries. As I explained in my previous post it was inspired by jewelry with beading technique. And since I have no patient (yet) to learn that technique, I tried implement it with wire work.

As you can see the result was wonderful..... with filigrees and beads stitched on the netted back ground made the jewelry pieces looked "full" and "rich".
And using darker wire as the back ground really gave a sense of dimension as well as enhancing the gold color.

I really really love this pieces.... enjoy....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

.... and I WON .....

Every month or so, our wire jewelry community held a challenge with certain theme given by the host. And the winner becomes the host for the next challenge.
This time the theme was all about COLOR .... a jewelry piece using different color beads or different colored wire.
And my "ONYX IN VINTAGE COLORED" got the most vote... *yaaaaayyy*.... thank you everybody..... *hugs*

This pendant was inspired by beautiful jewelries with beading technique.
As did in beading, all beads and wire elements were stitched onto the netted background.
I purposely used darker colored wire as the base to create a sense of dimension and enhance the color of the golden wire.

I guess I have to think a theme for the next challenge.... you got any idea?

Click to play this Smilebox collage

Thursday, October 07, 2010

DRUZY HUNT to PACITAN - October 1st to 3rd 2010

This was an album of my DRUZY HUNT to Pacitan East Java..... I was really having a lot of fun....

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ring oh Ring

These three ring projects were dummies that I made for my book. The first one was Woven Cluster Ring, basically it was a simple woven ring with swirly wire attached then different beads were added.

The second one was Rondelle Ring, again another simple ring using 10mm Rondelle Crystall. I think the beauty of this ring was because of the rondelle shape crystal... it looked like a Solitaire Ring... =)

And the last one was my favorit, Woven Ring. I like this ring so much because it has different look from different angle and it's adjustable too ... =)

For intermediade level, I think I will include only the Rondelle Ring and Woven Ring in my book. As for the Woven Cluster Ring maybe its for my book for advance level.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Commission Pieces : Onyx Set

This was another commission pieces from my Sister in law... she wanted a jewelry set using a black stone with silver wire. So I chose a faceted Onyx stone for the necklace and earrings.
I also made the chain to matched the necklace.
As for the ring, I used a faceted black glass bead which looked like onyx
I think she's going to love it ..... what do you think?

Thursday, September 02, 2010


This is another project for my book, a simple version of Eni Oken's coiled bangle suitable for student in intermediate level.
It took me two days to photograghed the step by step because it was cloudy then raining all of a sudden. Yup, for taking pictures I totally depended on the SUN as my lighting.

I used Gun Metal from Artistic Wire combined with coral and swarovski... and I am totally satisfied with the result. It looked sooo vintage, right?

I hope students will like this project and could be inspired to create other beautiful project.

I wonder what the next project would be... hmmmm..... maybe a ring? Well, I will see you on my next post.... =)

Friday, August 27, 2010


Finally, I managed to finish this Tassel Earrings and I think I'm very pleased with the result. They looked very pretty and girly too... maybe because I used pink crystals....

The process of making these earrings were almost the same like making tassel necklace. But instead of using the wire to caged the bead, I used it for wire weave to form a caged. Then I added the crystals for the tassel.
I have to admit that in the beginning of the process, to join the three wires were a bit tricky but once they were securely joined together the rest were easy.

I really love... love... love this earrings, don't you?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tassel Necklace

This is one of the the project that I'm going to include in my book..... I just finished taking pictures for step by step process.
For the next project, I will make tassel earrings... you have to wait for my next post.... =)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

FRESH ORANGE - a woven bangle

Actually, this would only be a simple and ORDINARY woven bangle when woven with the same silver wire. But when I use colored wire it become EXTRAORDINARY... don't you think?

Especially using orange wire... it looks so fresh and delicious... I could almost taste it.... =))

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dragonfly in vintage

Right now, I am in process of writing my second book of wire working. The first book featured 25 project of wire work for beginners with step by step photo illustration and was published last year.
For the second book I plan to write 25 intermediate project of wire work. And this cute dragonfly was one of the project.

It can be a pendant as well as a brooch.

I think this dragonfly project is worthed to be included in the book, what do you think?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Turqoise Medusa

I love anything with Medusa design by Gailavira ... this time I made it with Turqoise. Like my Medusa Bangle in the combination of Turqoise and copper were kind of mystical and magical.

As for the chain, I made just a short Byzantine chain mail then continued with simple cord.

I think this pendant is very beautiful... =)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Antique Ming Porcelain

Tomorrow I will participate in the MURI record-breaking event (Indonesian version of Guiness Book of Record) for making the longest necklace in Indonesia. For that event I was given the task to create a pendant using Agarwood and antique Ming porcelain.

The frame of the porcelain was made with gun metal wire woven with silver wire then the swirly ornament was coiled with gun metal wire. The combination was really amazing... especially with the swirly part, it really enhanced the beauty of the antique porcelain.

The Agarwood was attached above the porcelain and a few beads of Lapiz Lazuli and Swarovski crystal was added on the both side. And to frame it, I added a coiling wire.

As I looked at the finished pendant, I think it kind of looked like an Ancient Amphora jar.... what do you think?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


As I mentioned in my previous post, I felt like making another key after I finished the copper key. So I made the second key with colored artistic wire, gun metal, to make it looked more vintage.

At first, I just used 3 mm Czech fire polished beads for the ornament but then I thought it needed something for the vocal point.

I chose a heart shape swarovski crystal, since the shape of the key was also heart shape.

After I attached the vocal point, I was satisfied because it really looked soo beautiful. The heart crystal shines beautifully against the dark colored wire. I wished I could take a better picture since it was not easy to take picture of crystal.

It really looked like an old key of some lost treasure in some fairytale stories, right?

So I called it Ancient Treasure Key.

Thursday, July 08, 2010


Actually this design was in my head for quite sometime. I even made several sketched and finally today I decided to make it using copper and turquoise.
I really like the outcome...... I think it's even better than the sketched... maybe I will make another "key" using different color wire... =)