Thursday, November 29, 2012

Great Gift Idea: Cute & Functional Magnetic Mini Recipe Calendars

We came across these cute mini calendars on our search for my husband's business gifts to his clients.
I fell in love instantly as they are not just cute, but also very functional and informative.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Relaunching the sister shop of Kreasiku on Etsy

I am officially reopening my first shop on Etsy that has been neglected for years. Hopefully I can be more serious in managing it. Please stop by and enjoy Colleqsicu on Etsy

Friday, October 12, 2012

10 Golden Rules to Take Care of Amber

Amber is a delicate and a gentle stone that must be treated with respect and taken good care of. There are certain rules that you have to follow to keep your amber jewelry in a perfect condition:

1. Never leave your amber under direct sunlight.
2. Keep your jewelry away from too much hot or cold temperature.
3. Always apply your perfume and hairspray before wearing the jewelry.
4. Never wash dishes or do laundry with your jewelry on.
5. Do not cook or clean your house with household cleansers while wearing an amber product.
6. Store your amber in a separate jewelry casket and protect it from getting in touch with other materials.
7. Clean your jewelry every time you wear it.
8. Ultrasonic or steam cleaner isn’t suitable for cleaning amber.
9. Always clean your amber jewelry with a mild solution of soapy and slightly warm water and use a flannel cloth.
10. Polish and make it shiny with olive oil and a soft cloth.

info copied from Amberman

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Count Your Blessings & Autumn Giveaway

It has been cloudy and rainy for the whole week. This kind of weather always brings a gloomy feeling to me. It can drag me down and make me feeling sad for no reason at all. So it is the best time for me to count my blessings to cheer myself up. Today, I am most grateful of having such a great husband who loves me and supports me in everything I do. I am thankful to have my siblings, brother and sisters who always be there for me although they live in faraway country. I feel blessed to have best friends in my life who help and support me and give me great friendships. I am thankful that I have a roof over my head, food on my table, ideas on my mind, money in my wallet & bank account ....and there are much much more things that I am grateful for.
Oh yes, I feel better already!

Now that I am cheered up, lets get down to business :)
It is time for the Autumn Giveaway!!!

I am offering you this great book  "Who Moved My Cheese" by Spencer Johnson, M.D,
and  Multicolor Baltic Amber Glass Holder Necklace, as a giveaway. You can win them by putting your entry in the Rafflecopter and, as in my previous giveaway, I want you to do something in return. I want you to share "what you are grateful for today" with us in the comment box below.

OK, so....

You may win the Book and the Multicolor Baltic Amber Glass Holder Necklace by sharing "what you are thankful for today" with us (on the comment box) and enter the form below.

Please note, you may increase your chance of winning by following my blog and like my facebook page. This giveaway is open for US recipients only.

The winner will be chosen at random and notified within three days of the contest end date. If the winner does not reply within three days of notification, another winner may be chosen.
Contest Ends on 10/22/2012.

P.S. The glasses in the photos does not come with the giveaway :)

Let's Have Fun!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mum's The Word!

Happy Sunday everyone!
How was your weekend? I hope you had a great weekend.
My husband was a little bit down by flu so I took care of him and we just did a lot of R&R at home.
I took pictures of the mums on our deck. They are flowering out more and show their vibrant colors.


Thank you for stopping by.
I hope you have a great week ahead!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Autumn 15% Discount Coupon

To celebrate Autumn, my favorite season of the year, I offer a 15% discount for everybody on all purchases in my etsy shop. The coupon code is FALL15KREASIKU. Valid from today, September 27th 2012 until October 15th 2012

You may take advantage of this opportunity to stock up on your Baltic Amber beads and jewelry collection.
Don't forget the coupon code is FALL15KREASIKU. Type in the code upon check out in my etsy shop. Coupon valid from 9/27/2012 until 10/15/2012

Happy shopping and have fun!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Miss Versatility

I love versatile items!
It is always satisfying when you get one item and it has many functions or can be worn in many different ways and styles.
I have been infusing my versatile mind to my jewelry creations. So far I have created some bracelets (memory bracelets & wrapped bracelets) that I recommend can be use as napkin rings. Some exampes : here, here & here.
I also made multiple strands necklaces that can be worn in multiple ways, here.

This is my newest versatile necklace. I made it as a custom order, but they will be available soon in my shop for everybody :)

Three Baltic Amber Necklaces that can be worn individually or together.
There are 9 different styles from this necklace.

I hope you like versatility too, because I am and still thinking about creating more of them :)
Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mother's Creations

Since we were little, our late mother taught us, my two sisters and I, crocheting, stitching, sewing & embroidery.
On school vacations, she would start handmade projects for us to be finished by the end of the vacation. When we could not finish the projects, my mother would always be there to finish them. We had many handmade items around our home. My mother made most of all of our clothes and dresses. She also made our accessories and handbags. She had sewn all the pillow covers, bed sheets and even the windows curtains. All the linens; table cloths, napkins etc, were her creations too.

Me and my little sister were wearing dresses made by our mother.
Look at the ballerina flat shoes with ankle straps we wore, they are cute :)
the pink crocheted table cover on the right was my mother's handmade too.

I wish I could find more pictures of the dresses and handmade items that she made. They remind me of how creative my mother was. She is my inspiration. I love you so much Ibu, I miss you!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Winning is Exciting :)

I was cleaning my email spam box this morning when I found an email from Kathie, a very nice lady from Cotton Ridge Homeschool, telling me that I have won a beautiful pendant from her blog's giveaway. I forgot about my entry to her giveaway as I way busy doing my own giveaway which ends today.
I am so Happy that I have won the pendant. It looks very pretty. I cant wait to receive it J
Thank you so much Kathie, you have made my day J
Photo Courtesy of Cotton Ridge Homeschool
Ivory Heart-Shaped Stoneware Clay Pendant by Cotton Ridge Pottery

As I mention before, Today is the day  to pick the winner to my giveaway. Rafflecopter has chosen, and the winner is (drum roll please…) MONICA !!!
(Everyone Clap please ....)

Congratulations  MONICA I hope you will like the jewelry.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Walk in A Beautiful Garden

My husband and I went on a mini vacation to Hershey, Pennsylvania last week.
We had so much fun and came home feeling fresh and rejuvenated!
These are some pictures from our visit to the Hershey Gardens.

The Rose Garden with The Hotel Hershey in the background

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Favorite Quotes & End of Summer Giveaway

My husband and I love reading quotes.
Almost every day we always look for quotes on the internet and tell each other our "quote of the day".
For us, quotes are like fresh drinks in the heat of a summer day. They freshen our mind and soul :)
My quote finding for today is from Mother Theresa: “It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” 
In the spirit of giving that comes from Mother Theresa's quote,  I am offering you this Rich Honey Baltic Amber Necklace & Bracelet 2 Piece Jewelry Set as a Giveaway. However, I need you to do something in return. I want you to share your favorite quote with us.
OK, so....
You may win this Rich Honey Baltic Amber Necklace & Bracelet 2 Piece Set by sharing your favorite quotes with us (on the comment box) and enter the form below.
Please note, you may increase your chance of winning by following my blog and like my facebook page. This giveaway is open for US recipient only.

The winner will be chosen at random and notified within three days of the contest end date. If the winner does not reply within three days of notification, another winner may be chosen.
Contest Ends on 9/06/2012.
Let's Join the Fun!

Update on 09/06/2012 Click Here for the announcement!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Good Things Come in Threes

What can you get from this pretty triple strands Baltic Amber beads necklace?

Well, so far I come up with three different styles to wear it.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Olympics Rings Baltic Amber Memory Bangles Bracelets

I have been watching all kinds of sport games in the 2012 London Summer Olympics on television. I love watching the games when all the athletes show good sportmanships and the referees are fair. When someone or a team won a race or a game, the emotional feelings that they felt were contagious, I teared up along with their cry of happiness :)

I made these Baltic amber memory bangles / bracelets as a commemorate of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Well, they kind of like the Olympic rings, don't they?

I call them memory bangles or memory bracelets because they made of memory wires :)

They will be available in my etsy shop very soon! Please chek back often :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Custom Orders

I love costum orders!
It challenges my creativity, especially when I have to create something new. When my clients love my creations and are very satisfied, I could not be happier!

These bracelets are a custom order for my sister. She saw a simple cross chain bracelet on Etsy and asked me if I could make one for her. Happily I started making one for her, but then I got carried away. I added all kinds of beads to the chains and made more than ten bracelets. Just look at those colors! How can you stop creating?

I also made her some necklaces.

I hope she'll like them :)

Note: Chains, beads and all findings are bought from Etsy

Friday, June 8, 2012

Adding Color to The Store

I have been collecting other beads for quite sometime and only use them for accents here and there in my amber creations. This week I wanted to create something different, so I made these lariat necklaces with those beads and without amber. They are now available in my etsy shop.  Enjoy!

Purple Agate & Charoite

Ocean Jasper

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Featured in A Magazine!

My Baltic Amber with Silver, Mother of Pearls & Moonstone necklace has been featured in the February 2012 Creative Crafting Magazine ! Look for the picture of my necklace in page 9 or you can read the article here

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Review & Giveaway

Amanda, a mommy blogger from Hippie Heiny's Mama Blog, offered to give a review on one of my creation. I happily accepted her offer and created this necklace (photos below) and sent it to her to be reviewed. I had a lot of fun creating it and I hope she is too reviewing it and enjoy wearing it. 
Amanda is participating in  A Blogtastic Extravaganza (ABE) #3 event that Starting at January 23rd at 12:00AM EST and running until January 28th at 11:59PM EST. She asked me to be a sponsor on the event that will have tons of giveaways to blog readers.
You can read the review on my necklace and find out which of my necklace that you can win on ABE# 3 Giveaway on Amanda's Blog.
Amanda is also a fellow etsier. Visit her etsy shop here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Necklace Collections: Honey Lemon Amber Baltic Amber Beads Strands with 925 Sterling Silver & Dichroic Glass Pendants. Available soon in my etsy shop

The pendants are thick.

Available soon in my etsy shop , please check often :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Friend's Beautiful Pendant

My talented and creative friend, Dian Hierschel from MyDias created this gorgeous pendant from artclay cooper & wire with beautiful druzy agate. She uses my honey lemon amber as the necklace. How Pretty!

Photo: courtesy of Dian Hierschel