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Jewelry designed by Irma Wandari Yasandikusuma, created with Indonesian artisans in The Island of Gods. Be part of the adventure!
Jewelry designed by Irma Wandari Yasandikusuma, created with Indonesian artisans in The Island of Gods. Be part of the adventure!
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INSPIRATIONS

As an Indonesian woman who grew up in Switzerland and who studied in the capital of Art, Paris, I always embrace and try to harmonize contrasting cultures through my work. I realize today that this sense of union in diversity comes from the national motto of my country of heritage: Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (unity in diversity). These words are the core of all my inspirations and my motivation to believe in creating a project open to the world.

FLORESIA collection inspirational moodboard
FLORESIA collection inspirational moodboard

MATERIALS and TECHNIQUES

As seen in the video, IRMA WY designs are created through different hand techniques such as embroidery, painting, silver metal shaping and stone carving. I use minerals that are mainly sourced in Indonesia in order to focus as much as I can on local materials. The main gemstones I am currently using are black Jade, Agate and Jasper stones that are known for their protection properties, creativity, gentleness and more. The petals are made out of end-of-stock or unused silk fabrics that I get from natural dyes factories (TARUM Bali for exemple), designer ateliers or end-of-stock textiles from high fashion brands which I find in Paris when I visit that city. During the time when I was working at Lanvin fashion house as a jewelry and accessories design assistant, I gained experience in crafting petals out of silk fabric; today I explore this technique further through my own creative vision.

FLORESIA 2017 collection
FLORESIA 2017 collection
 
THE FACES BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Left: Wayan Rani, guardian of my homestay and manual creative / Right: Myself Irma Wandari Yasandikusuma as jewelry and clothing designer, artisan and creator of the project
Left: Wayan Rani, guardian of my homestay and manual creative / Right: Myself Irma Wandari Yasandikusuma as jewelry and clothing designer, artisan and creator of the project
 
Left: Mas Muklis, stone carver from Surabaya / Right: Pak Ketut Siba, jewelry artisan from Bali
Left: Mas Muklis, stone carver from Surabaya / Right: Pak Ketut Siba, jewelry artisan from Bali
 

We are currently four key persons working on the FLORESIA jewelry collection and I am on the way to meet more talented Indonesian craftsmen to work with us in the near future; each one of them giving his/her touch of personality.

THE FUNDS THAT WILL BE RAISED WITH YOUR HELP WILL ALLOW ME TO:  

- engage and train artisans and a creative assistant to enable consistent production of jewelry;

- participate in different commercial events and jewelry shows;

-  improve my website in order to provide more and better updates to you on my latest news and also to give you a better shopping experience

THE FLORESIA COLLECTION

FLORA pendant necklace - metal base in gold-plated brass, ornamented with hand-painted silk petals and local semi-precious stone
FLORA pendant necklace - metal base in gold-plated brass, ornamented with hand-painted silk petals and local semi-precious stone

 

FLORI pendant necklace - metal base in gold-plated brass, ornamented with hand-painted silk petals and local semi-precious stone or stones found during my travels
FLORI pendant necklace - metal base in gold-plated brass, ornamented with hand-painted silk petals and local semi-precious stone or stones found during my travels

 

 

Custom-made FLORI pendant adding embroidery to the attaching ribbon
Custom-made FLORI pendant adding embroidery to the attaching ribbon

 

TALIA FRAME pendant necklace - naturally dyed handwoven piece of unused fabric with its gold-plated brass frame and cotton ribbon
TALIA FRAME pendant necklace - naturally dyed handwoven piece of unused fabric with its gold-plated brass frame and cotton ribbon

 

YING YANG pendant necklace - Hand painted lace embroidered on handwoven botanically dyed cotton piece of unused textile with its gold-plated brass frame
YING YANG pendant necklace - Hand painted lace embroidered on handwoven botanically dyed cotton piece of unused textile with its gold-plated brass frame

  

CROWN multi-function necklace - embroidered and hand-painted cotton cord with rock pearls, black agates and rock crystals
CROWN multi-function necklace - embroidered and hand-painted cotton cord with rock pearls, black agates and rock crystals

 

 

Another version of the CROWN multi-function necklace embroidered by Wayan Rani and I
Another version of the CROWN multi-function necklace embroidered by Wayan Rani and I

 

LOSANGE earrings - 925 silver base with black jasper stone and gold/olive silk petals
LOSANGE earrings - 925 silver base with black jasper stone and gold/olive silk petals

 

photo and styling by Maikhanh Bertrand
photo and styling by Maikhanh Bertrand

 

LOSANGE earrings - 925 silver base with black agate and black silk petals
LOSANGE earrings - 925 silver base with black agate and black silk petals

 

 

Custom-made 'Halida dream-catcher' earrings
Custom-made 'Halida dream-catcher' earrings

 

ROUND and SQUARE rings - gold-plated and 925 silver ring with local black jade stone
ROUND and SQUARE rings - gold-plated and 925 silver ring with local black jade stone

 

ROUND earrings - 925 silver ring with local blue and red Jasper stone
ROUND earrings - 925 silver ring with local blue and red Jasper stone

 

 

Chrysopal SQUARE-LOSANGE 925 silver earrings
Chrysopal SQUARE-LOSANGE 925 silver earrings

 

 

TISHA petal ribbon - hand-painted and crafted gold and white silk petals attached to a naturally dyed black cotton ribbon
TISHA petal ribbon - hand-painted and crafted gold and white silk petals attached to a naturally dyed black cotton ribbon

 (This TISHA petal ribbon is a special Kickstarter creation to the collection)

Thanks to Tisha Sara for her creative help in the past month, to Denny Chrisna for his amazing work on the video, and to all my family and friends for their continued support in my work for this project.

Thank you for taking the time to read and discover this project of a lifetime dream.

www.irmawy.com

Risks and challenges

As in any ambitious and innovative project, my team and I could face some challenges down the road. We could have some delays during the production of our handcrafted and unique jewelry. At the same time, we do not want to compromise on quality to deliver as fast as possible. To overcome this challenge, we are setting up a workflow process to keep our delivery promises and quality standard.

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    Men or women: receive a simple yet detailed bracelet either in silver or gold plated, with a unique stone (you will see the design later)
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    BE THE MUSE for a half day portrait shoot and go home with two pieces of jewelry

    As I also love practicing photography, reserve a date with me for a personalized portrait shoot where you will be the model wearing two pieces of IRMA WY jewelry among our available stock which you will be able to keep
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    Receive your IRMA WY outfit (jewelry and clothes)

    As I also design clothes, create with me your choice of 3 jewelry AND your ideal top and bottom to go with your own jewelry
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    Have your exclusive IRMA WY jewelry collection with customized pieces of clothes and share a creative day with me

    Create with me your choice of 4 pieces of jewelry and either your ideal top and bottom or your ideal dress to go with your own jewelry
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    Share a special day with me when you visit Bali, Geneva or Paris. I will take you to some of my favorite places where I feel inspired and will share with you some of my creative works
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