Dry Rice Grain Necklace from Environmental Jewelry

Suka banget sama brand satu ini. Unik dan ramah lingkungan. Bagaimana tidak, perhiasan yang mereka tawarkan terbuat dari butiran beras kering. Yup, beras. Sama seperti beras yang setiap hari kita makan.

20161007_065204As someone who graduated from Biology major and love fashion, I really  have a soft spot in my heart for a sustainable fashion, ecofashion, or  fashion with nature-based.

When I encountered this brand from one of fashion week event in Jakarta, I just fall in love at first sight. Environmental Jewelry, that what was written there. A jewelry brand which all their jewelry carefully handcrafted using dry rice grain. Yup, rice, the same rice that we used to see everyday, ate every single day.

Unique. Timeless. Interesting.

My first impression of their jewelry at the first sight. While thinking how pretty it will be to wear the necklaces, bracelets, or even rings. Unfortunately not the earrings since I wear hijab.

And they are, very uniquely pretty to wear. Pretty much as a statement add to any simple outfit. Now, they are one of my favorites.



Zippers Bracelet

This is one of my favorite bracelet. It is colorful and unique. Each and everytime I wear this bracelet around the town, all eyes were on me * well, not exactly on me, but on my wrist hehehe. * I figured out that they were attracted to my zipper bracelet.

Can’t put blame on them. Who can  imagine that a zipper could be made into a bracelet. At least, some people don’t. They just thought that zipper stays on clothes, bags, and shoes.

Nowadays, zipper made into earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelet. For me, it is a great way to recycle zippers rather than just threw them away. It means, we can add value to the unused zipper.

So, zippers anyone?

 

Hello Kitty Bracelet

This is one of my favorite bracelet. Look how cute it is. Three Kitty is on my wrist. I got this one accidentally on this amazing online shop called missbigjillacc Let just say that it was love at the first sight. Since I kinda like hello kitty * although can not say that I am the fanatic one *

I guess being a preschool teacher made me kinda in love with cute and childish thing. This hello kitty thing is one of them. Almost all the girls in the classroom love her. So, can you imagine how their reaction when they saw me, their teacher, wore this bracelet. They love it! Gather around me and kept throwing question about the Kitty bracelet.

“Miss, it is so cute.”

“Where you buy this miss?”

“Can I touch it?”

“Can I try it, please?”

Those were some question they asked me. What cute little students of mine.

Swarovski Bracelets

Found it! My long lost bracelet.

I remember made this bracelets looooong time ago. Me and mom went to brother land (Tanah Abang). the biggest textile market in Southeast Asia. There, we accidentally run into this cute shop. A shop in 7th floor with lots of beads, lace, etc. I eagerly came into the shop and felt like I’m in heaven. Yup, you hear me right, a heaven. Kinds of heaven for someone who love accessories or some DIY stuff like me. Any kind of beads is officially there. After a looong time exploring the shop, finally decided to buy some swarovski beads and made myself some bracelet. Just a a simple bracelets like you all can see in the pic. It’s amazing how the beads never lost its sparks after all those years.

 

The Infamous Rainbow Loom

Siapa sih yang tidak kenal rainbow loom?

Mainan yang paling “in” saat ini. Mulai dari yang original, grade ori, kw super, sampai kw biasa pun ada. Saking terkenalnya mainan ini. Wajar saja, mengingat Rainbow Loom yang mendapat award alias penghargaan sebagai 2014 Toys of The Year. Amazing bukan.

Bagi saya pribadi, permainan rainbow loom ini sangat edukatif. Why?

1. Kreatif. Siapapun yang menggunakan mainan ini dituntut untuk kreatif. Meskipun ada instruksi bagaimana memainkannya (misalnya membuat gelang), tapi bisa jadi kita berkreasi sendiri untuk membuat model gelang yang lain.

2. Sabar. Dijamin butuh kesabaran setiap kali ingin membuat sesuatu dengan rainbow loom ini. Dikarenakan menggunakan loom yang ukurannya sangat kecil.

3. Teliti. Dibutuhkan ketelitian. Jika kita tidak teliti, bisa saja ada bagian yang “miss” alias kelewat.

4. Mengasah fine-motor skill. Dibutuhkan koordinasi otot-otot halus yang ada di kedua tangan, jari, serta mata.

5. Patterns atau pola. Anak-anak bisa belajar mengenali dan membuat pola. Pola merupakan dasar dari matematika. Sehingga nantinya anak-anak terbiasa dengan pola, misalnya dalam bilangan.

6. Bisnis atau proses jual-beli. Biasanya, anak-anak yang usianya remaja mulai tertarik untuk menjual hasil karya rainbow loom mereka.

7. Fokus atau konsentrasi. Untuk membuat 1 saja gelang dari rainbow loom ini, dibutuhkan konsentrasi agar pola yang dibuat sesuai dengan yang kita inginkan. Anak-anak terlatih untuk stay, bertahan di satu kegiatan untuk beberapa lama.

8. dan masih banyak lagi.

Seumpama ada dari kalian yang belum tahu rainbow loom ini. Bisa cek website resminya dengan menge-klik www.rainbowloom.com kalau mau beli pun, disini aja jadi terjamin keasliannya.

Nah, kalau yang dibawah ini adalah rainbow loom saya. Sukaaa banget. Pertama kali memakai bracelet ini, langsung menarik perhatian anak murid saya. Mulai dari yang memuji, bertanya di mana belinya, bagaimana membuatnya, sampai ada juga yang mengenali semua warna dan bahkan mengenali adanya pola di bracelet saya. And for your info, murid saya masih balita (4-5 tahun).

 

Name Bracelet

Name bracelet. It is really one of a kind, customized. Many of us wore bracelets with our initial name or whole name on it. The materials being used also variate, from leather, rubber, silver, chopper, or even gold. I really wanted to have this kind of bracelets since long time ago * as far as I remember, I once had a necklace with my initial letter names as the charm. *

So, when I got the chance to have it * and thanks God I left some money in my saving,* I just ordered it without second thought. And gladly it turns out as I want. Lovely.

Oh, btw, that white ‘flower’ I was holding was a part of the bride flower bouquet. I was trying to catch the whole bouquet back then, fortunately only got some part of it. Lucky me. Am I?

Anchor Junkie Bracelet

nenek moyangku orang pelaut
gemar mengarung luas samudra
menerjang ombak tiada takut
menempuh badai sudah biasa

Setidaknya, itulah sebagian lirik lagu yang saya ingat dari bagian masa kecil saya. Saat itu saya begitu percaya bahwa nenek moyang saya seorang pelaut * sampe-sampe saya ingin jadi pelaut juga. * Lagu itu juga yang kerap saya gumamkan setiap kali saya lihat jangkar. Entah dalam bentuk gambar, mainan, atau charm.

Seperti di gelang saya yang satu ini. Begitu melihat ada anchor charm alias jangkarnya, aaah, langsung jatuh hati * tambahan harganya cukup terjangkau kantong saya.* Ditambah sama warna talinya yang haru biru, semakin cocok rasanya. saya merasa bak seorang pelaut beneran. Tiba-tiba, sesaat setelah memakai gelang ini, saya merasa berada di atas sebuah kapal layar besar lengkap dengan kostum pelaut saya * lebaaayy. *

Anyway, I like anchor, I like blue, I like ocean and anything related to it. I guess that’s why I keep on attracted with anything with anchor on it. This bracelet is one of the proof. This called Anchor Junkie Bracelet from missbigjillacc.

And believe me, I am not the only one who like this bracelets. This famous fashion blogger, Anastasia Siantar also wore this one. Awesome isn’t it alias cool alias keyeeeen….