Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Juiced Up!

Sambal Stuffed Selar

10 Selars
90g chilli padi
250g small onions
2 slices of belacan

Step 1 Blend the chilli padi using a blender.

Step 2 Cut belacan into pieces and blend together with the chilli.

Step 3 Pour 2 serving spoons of cooking oil into wok. There is no need to preheat the oil.

Step 4 Stir fry sambal paste over medium low heat for 5 minutes.

Step 5 Make a deep cut in the fish's belly and another less deep cut at the top part of the fish. Do this on both sides.

Step 6 Let the paste cool, then stuff the Selar with the sambal paste through the cuts and gill cover.

Step 7 Pour cooking oil into wok (such that ½ of the fish will be submerged in oil) and heat it up.

Step 8 Fry fish over medium fire until fish is golden-brown.


Create a jewelry piece that capture your personality. Dazzle people around you with this elegant 14k crystal earrings!

Materials and Tools:
  • Swarovski flat briolette11x10mm, Crystal golden shadow (qty 2)
  • Swarovski faceted round 4mm, Black Diamond AB (qty 4)
  • Swarovski round crystal link round (qty2)
  • 14K gold-filled ball end ear wire (qty 2)
  • 14K gold-filled open jump ring, diameter 3mm (qty 2)
  • Antique gold-plated pewter 6mm Vine Briolette Bail (qty 2)
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Cutters
1.Attach the bail on the Swarovski flat briolette

2.Place one Swarovski faceted round 4mm onto a headpin. Cut the excess wire. Finish the end with a simple wire loop using round-nose pliers to create a drop. Repeat to create a total of four.

3.Attach the Swarovski flat briolette made in step 1 and two of the Swarovski faceted drops made in step 2 to a Swarovski round crystal link using the jump ring.

4.Open a loop on an ear wire. Attach the loop to the other end of the Swarovski round crystal link. Close the loop.

Repeat steps 1 through 4 to create the other earring.


Below are instructions on how to form a simple wire loop:

Step 1
Using a piece of wire 1-2" long, grip the wire about 1/2" in from the end with the tip of the round nose pliers. Make a 90 degree bend in the wire by pushing the end opposite of the 1/2" piece down.

Step 2
Using an underhand grip (with you palm facing up), hold the end of your bent wire in the round nose pliers, about 1/2" down from the tip of the pliers.

Step 3
Roll the end of the wire towards the bend in the wire so that they meet.

Below are instructions on how to open a jump ring:

Step 1
With two pairs of chain nose pliers, hold each side of the jump ring.

Step 2
Gently push one side of the jump ring back to open it. Remember always open in a side-to-side motion, do not pull the ends away from each other as if expanding the circle.

Reverse the motion to close.

Designed and instructed by Beadz of Joy