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Aiko Miyoko
Penang Island, Malaysia
Blogger, Youtuber, Handmade Shop Owner

When did you first start making jewelry and how did you learn?

I started making jewelry out of boredom to be honest. I watched a couple of YouTube videos quite some years back and thought to myself, 'Hey, I could try this!'. As soon as I got my supplies from the craft store, I made my very first bracelet (not a very attractive one) and never looked back.

Can you remember the first piece you made?

It was a very unattractive polymer clay charm bracelet. I remember attempting to make cupcake charms from polymer clay and it turned out looking like anything but a cupcake charm. It was fun learning though!

Where do you look for inspiration?

Daily life has become my inspiration. Jewelry that I make are based on stories, of real people and some make believe. I am a dreamer at heart. Life has inspired me to do so many things with craft and it takes me to happy places.

What's your craft space like and how do you organize your supplies?

I am an absolute mess when it comes to my craft space. I have a studio dedicated for my craft and filming my tutorials for YouTube. It is never neat, I can tell you that! As soon as I clear up and put everything away, I get inspired and start all over again with the mess from my crafty en-devours.

What music/podcasts/TV shows do you love to craft along to?

I love indie folk, korean bossa nova, japanese jazz music. I am such an eccentric person when it comes to music. It helps with my creativity.

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

I do basically everything from sewing to polymer clay. I love upcycling old things especially shoes, shirts, dresses and bags. The only thing I have left to try is crocheting and resin. I will have to find the time to try them because they seem extremely interesting.

Aiko Miyoko
  • false Necklaces
  • false Earrings
  • false Rings
  • false Bracelets
  • false Ornaments
  • false Belts
  • false Hair Accessories
  • false Brooches
  • false Cuff Links
Basically I make anything that can be handcrafted but I mostly concentrate on felt, fashion DIY and jewelry

What's your favorite...

TV Show
The Lumineers
Georgetown, Penang ( I love the history in this city)
Ironman 3! ( I am a sucker for superheroes)
I love manga, (Japanese comics). I have pretty much read everything but I really recommend NANA
Craft Supply
Chains, charms and felt
Craft Tool