October 28, 2017

It's been a couple year I was thinking about joining an art or craft event nearby. I visited the art/carft events, and tried to get idea what I need to prepare. I contacted the event organizers to find out what the requirements, how it works, etc. I explored the intern...

August 13, 2016

In my last post, I talked about coiling wire as the first step of making jump rings. Once you have coiled wire, you need to continue the the second step, i.e. cutting it.

Just as making coiled wire, there are also many ways to cut the coil wire. Here some alternatives t...

August 7, 2016

My dog, Sonny, is a beach lover. He does not care whether the weather is rainy, windy and cold. He still loves walking in the beach. 

During my trip to Cannon Beach, we stayed in vacation rental in Hemlock street. Easy access to the beach. Has view to the haystack rocks...

August 6, 2016

I love to make wire jewelry. Therefore I often need to coil the wire, either to make jump rings, or to decorate the jewelry. Whatever the purpose, coiling wire is one of the most important tasks in my jewelry making process.

I like to have 'a ready stock' of jump rings...

July 30, 2016

I recently posted a blog regarding pliers to open and/or jump rings.

Even I often use pliers (especially flat nose pliers to open and close jump rings), sometimes I got my hands so tired to hold the pliers.  I have carpal tunnel symptoms as well as arthritis. So it's ha...

July 25, 2016

I moved from Indonesia to US in year 2006. My first 'vacation' here in US is the trip to Ocean Shores. Not far, just about 2 1/2 hours drive from where we lived. Went there with my husband. 

It's very different from tropical beach. It's windy, it's cold, and not safe to...

July 24, 2016

I decided to create a new thread of blog called: Travel Inspired Painting.

I love traveling, I love taking pictures of the travel, and I love making painting based on travel pictures :-).  Not necessary to copy exactly from the picture. But it represents what I like fro...