Monday, June 4, 2012

Skull Appreciation Day 2012 Blog Hop

So... this is my 2nd Blog Hop... 

In my Facebook account, I have some jewelry designer/maker/artisan friends. Accidentally, i saw one of my friend 'liked' a page called Skull-a-Day.  And like usual, I always interested with anything related to skull. Curiously, I tried to open the page.. and then of course 'like' it. I browsed the contents... and acknowledged that this page shared a link : Smeared Ink is hosting blog hop for Skull Appreciation Day!
It was just about a week ago I participated in my first blog hop. Then i thought... why not just try another one? Besides, skull is one of my favorite things in the world! I am more than just ready to do my 2nd blog hop! ;)

Some ideas popped up on my mind.. and finally i decided to make a choker & bracelet set. Using blue [one of my favorite colors besides black & white] howlite skull beads, stainless choker, copper jump rings & chains, antique brass flying bat charms, and some more components, here are the results...

I call them Seven Skulls. 

- the choker -

- choker detail # 1 -

- choker detail # 2 -

- the bracelet -

- bracelet detail # 1 -

- bracelet detail # 2 -

- the set -

Now check out other participants great works! Hop now... !


ps. Thanks for including me in this blog hop, Tori :)

77 comments:

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    1. biru e mba... moso spooky? hehehhe... liat kontestan yg laen... lebih ngeriii... ^^

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  2. So how do you get to join this blog hop? I love the whole skull thing as well and have some pieces I made with them too I;d love to show off. Tanya

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    1. I accidentally saw Sandra McGriff from http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.ca/ liked the page Skull-a-Day.
      I went there and found this hop... then I join http://smearedandsmudged.ning.com/
      actually they specialized in rubber stamping, but since the event is to celebrate the Skull Appreciation Day, they allow any crafts using skull to be showed off... :)
      i hope my explanation clear enough for you..:)

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  3. I absolutely LOVE your jewellery, very gorgeous and so brilliant x

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  4. I love the colors and the details add so much character.

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    1. thank you Sher! love the card you made too.. :)

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  6. Absolutely fantastic jewelry!!! Love it!!!

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    1. thank you so much, Wendy! i like your pendant & brooch too.. they're cool!

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  7. Great work and what a cool hop! I love skulls, wish I had seen this sooner I would have joined!

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    1. Thanks a lot Nicole! I'm also looking for other hops that include skull in it... :) will let you know when i find one so you can join ;D

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  8. Fabulous necklace and bracelet!!!

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  9. Gorgeous set! Is it for sale? I looked on your Facebook but didn't see anything. xxD

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    1. Thanks a lot, Donna. I'm sorry that you couldn't see anything in my FB. We have so many crazy people here in Indonesia... they have nothing to do besides hacking & ruining other people's FB pages. So for the sake of security reasons, I set my FB for friends only. If you don't have mutual friend, you cannot access my FB account. Very sorry for the inconvenience.
      But I'm more than happy to have you as my FB friend :) ... please inform me your FB id so I can add you right away.. ;)
      I have Yunikua by Miko fanpage in FB, and it's opened for public. You can check out some of my works there.. :)
      Anyway, I still haven't decided whether I will sell the set or not.. hehehe.. ;D

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  10. Gorgeous jewelry! I just love this set!:)

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    1. Thank you Laura.. your painting is really creepy & unique. I love it! :)

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  11. Wow. wonderful jewelry...this is awesome!
    hugs,
    susan s.

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  12. Awesome jewelry love them both xxx

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  13. Totally awesome jewelry, love the colors
    Hugs

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  14. very beautiful, those colour go very well together, blue Is my fav colour

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    1. Thank you Monique.. love your shrine too.. it's lovely!

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  15. Hi Miko, now this is my kind of jewellery, - different and unique. love the combination of that blue with the coppery tones. TFS x

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    1. Thanks a lot, Helen! your steam punk skull is totally awesome... wondering if it can be made in small size and use it as a pendant... \m/

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  16. Beautiful set......love the blue skulls......as Helen said truly unique......FAB!

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    1. Thanks Fiona.. :)
      thanks also for the info where to get your cool cross :)

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  17. FanFREAKINGtastic! I just bought a few of these skull beads at an antique store (I knew they weren't antiques - but super cool nevertheless!) Of course they are sitting in a drawer until I get time to play with them! GREAT job! <3 'em!

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    1. Thanks! Exactly... they're not antiques at all.. hehehe... but what made me in love with those man-made stones is the random shapes of the details... the look is natural..
      Hey, let me know when you're playing your skull beads, OK? I'd love to see it.. ;D

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  18. Ohh.... The necklace and the bracelet are fantastic!

    Happy Skull Day! Visit my blog if you have some time, there's a giveaway for the blog hop! :o)

    Kisses from Nydia.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Nydia! Love your keychains too...
      anyway, I just added you in my Facebook... ;)
      -hugs!-

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  19. OMG your jewelry is skull-tastic, i love the choker, those skull beads against the chain, such wonderful contrast of colour and texture.
    Really beautiful creations
    hugs
    Suzi
    xxx

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    1. Thank you Katherine! Love your projects too... they're awesome!

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  21. =0 O....M...G.... These creations are incredible. I love them!!!

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    1. Thank you! can i have the shrine? *kidding* it's super cool!

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  22. OMG Gorgeous. speechless. LOVE IT.
    Hugz,
    Chritine Garner

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    1. Thanks a bunch, Christine! Love your work too.. it's fabs!

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  23. Super Fly! I really like the copper and turquoise color combination and the industrial chic look is one of my favorites. I am so glad you participated.

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    1. Renee! I love your projects!! Thank you.. ;)

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  24. Oh. My. Goodness. This is just breath-taking!!!

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  25. Fantastic- I LURVE them!!! So much work!!!

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  26. O MY STARS!!!
    This is soooo GORGEOUS!!! I WANT IT!! LOL

    BEST project possible! great to use the greenish skull beads with copper...since copper when oxidized turns green. VERY, VERY cool project indeed! I love it :)
    Hugs,
    Susan

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    1. really? i never tried to oxidize anything.. LOL ... but i'd like to try it one day.. :)
      Thanks Susan... your project is also great :)

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  27. How can we follow you? Can you fix your blog to allow followers? Susan

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    1. Susan, you can copy her blog address and add it to your reading list. I think blogger is having issues with the follow button as I am unable to see it on any blog.

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    2. I just could enable the follower button this morning... I tried yesterday but it didn't work, so i disable it. This morning I tried again, and now it functions normally.. :)
      thanks for following! :)
      #whip my own butt to make more skelly jewelry V*.*V

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  28. Oh, WOW! These are absolutely stunning, Miko! Love the howlite skull beads, the mix of metals, truly artistic! Love both items alot! Glad you were able to hop with us!

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    1. Thanks, Diane! your coffin is irresistible ... *drooling* ;D

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  29. Your jewelry is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love your skully creations! I am so glad you stumbled upon this hop as it is a real treat to view your work. You are extremely talented!

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  30. What beautiful pieces of art you've created here. So glad you stumbled across the hop info and that you joined in so I could experience your art :)

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    1. Thanks Steph.. :) - i think now i'm the luckiest person among my skull-freak friends.. coz i can join this hop, and they're not... :)

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  31. I love these and would definitely wear! Fantastic!

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    1. Thanks, Sonia.. love your wallet too :)

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  32. Wow I just love your necklace and bracelet! Those are the best looking skull beads I have ever seen!
    Great job!
    Peace,
    KristyLee

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  33. oh wow I love them both! such beautiful pieces!! I'm going to have to check out more of your work...I truly love this!

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  34. love your jewellery.... i use these skulls beads a lot too. love them BDx

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  35. What beautiful pieces of art you've created here.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  36. Congrats on your second blog hop! I LOVE this jewelry!!!!! You did an amazing job, and I wish I had them for myself!!!

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