10 Local (Indonesia) Accessories Brand to Step Up Your Outfit Game

[credit: antyk butyk]

[credit: antyk butyk]

I love accessories, especially the unique one. They add more colors to our outfit. They became a center of attention if we wore a simple plain outfit they become more like statement of our outfit.

Although there are so many brands out there, I prefer brands from local. Let’s just say that I support local. They have unique design, good quality, with reasonable price.

Here are some of local brands that I adore. Especially for their necklaces, which are wearable for me as hijaber. If you are looking for local accessories brand to step up your outfit game, they are some of the best out there.

Massicot by Amanda Matsuri and Ramdhan Muhammad

What I love about Massicot is that each pendulum (stone) does not have the same visual and it always one of a kind. It is a statement. It doesn’t matter if you wear a plain shirt, T-shirt, or even dress, because a piece of massicot accessories will definitely step up your plain outfit.

Schonmoi by Vedca Maria Orissa

What I really love about their necklaces are almost all of them made of wood. So it can pretty much called as part of ecofashion or sustainable fashion. The design also very unique. They are a little bit retro or vintage. So when you wanted to add some nice touch of vintage or retro style to step up your outfit game, Schon is one of the best choice out there.

Antyk butyk

All I could say about antyk butyk is not boring at all. Their accessories design or material often amazed me. The slight of culture can be see in each of their piece. You can look edgy, unique, funky, elegant, vintage, and feminine with one of their accessories in your outfit.

Environmental jewelry by Ega & Julia (EJ)

A jewelry brand which all their jewelry carefully handcrafted using dry rice grain. Yes, rice, the same rice that we used to see everyday and ate every single day. Some piece of rice add to your outfit will definitely step up your outfit game. Especially if you are a nature lover or looking for a sustainable jewelry.

Eden by sight by Jessica Saputro and Handy Yonathan

They were known for their natural gemstone in each of their accessories. Each of them are unique because of their raw nature. The design is simple and the gemstone that they use are colorful and pretty which make us look elegant.

Tealabel

If you want to look as pretty as if you are going to attend some tea party, just put on one of their accessories and you’ll definitely be center of attention. They really can mix kinds of rope with beads, shapes resin, or tassel into a beautiful and unique piece.

From Tiny Islands

Just like their brand name, they do look tiny and simple. Made mostly of silver and gold plated is perfect to add a statement to your outfit. If you are looking for an elegant yet not to eye catching, they are probably the best.

Atelier Pedra by Emiria Larasati

For edgy, classic, and elegant looks to step up your outfit game, Atelier Pedra offers a a simple yet detail accessories made of gold, silver, and stone. I love how simple their design look like.

Klar by Talita Natalia

A brand which use acrylic as their main material. Looks edgy, structured, and solid. They really did justice for their philosophy which is ‘a silent statement.’

Moth Jewellery

Their accessories is beyond unique. Color pencils, literally, on your plain, simple, or effortlessly outfit will mostly gain any attention out there. Not to mention, their unique and creative design. You’ll definitely want to have one of their accessories after you see them.

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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?