Rainbow colours

Hello folks,

This month’s theme in IQCG is “Rainbow Colours”.

The beauty of the rainbow in the sky, especially after the rain provides immense joy to everyone with its warmth of unity amongst the colours.

The radiance from the colours Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red enhance the beauty of any artefact that we create.

Here goes my ‘Design Team’ project.

“Weaved rainbow coloured paper earring”

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I used multi coloured 5mm strips and weaved together to create this beautiful earring.

The earring is light weight, water-proof coated with dimensional magic.

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We have made some changes  from this month onwards.  Create anything according to the theme with any media and add quilling to your project.
For eg: for current challenge we would like to see the rainbow colours – you can use it for background etc.there should be quilling in your project.
IQCG Challenge#36
Pls follow the guidelines/challenges rules and post your creations at IQCG_Rainbow_colours
We  look forward to see what you make and hope you have fun with this theme.
The challenge will run till 28th May. Winner will be announced on 31st May.
International entries are welcome. We are looking for a sponsor who could ship internationally. Till that you will receive an unique badge to display in your blog.
One Winner and one best Topper will be awarded.
Winner will get gifts from from our below sponsors
1. Rs.500 gifts from Dimension of Crafts
2. Rs.250 worth gift from Letzcreate,
3. A handmade gift worth Rs.300 from our DT Aparna

 

Happy Quilling!

Quilled Fusion Earring (Jhumka)

Jhumkas and silk sarees are traditional South Indian attire for weddings and grand occasions. The Jhumka is quilled into domes and attached using beads and danglers. The crystals and the flower shaped beads are chosen based on the color of the dress and user preference. These earrings are very lightweight and waterproof.

I have put together instructables for this at http://www.instructables.com/id/Quilled-Fusion-Earring-Jhumka/

 

Happy Quilling 🙂

Traditional Jhumka jewellery set

I received an order for a necklace set with a double layered Jhumka comprising colour combinations of golden yellow and maroon.

The dome shaped pendant is a challenging task in quilled jewellery due to the nature of the paper and its durability. It took me nearly 2 days to try out different combinations to make the pendant sturdy in order to hold its texture amidst rough use and to make it waterproof. There is a small Jhumka attached to the bottom of the pendant to enhance its beauty for grand occasions. The outcome was amazing and the appreciation received for that piece made my day.

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I have already posted a similar one with the same colour combinations in my earlier post Jhumka- Double layer. I like exploring new patterns everytime and here goes the new design 🙂

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The complete set..

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Beauty of flowers in quilling

In continuation to my post on Wings of creativity here comes my other creation with vibrant colours of yellow and blue. The flower is quilled with comb technique and is decorated using glitters and crystals.

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There is a fusion of metal, paper and crystals to add beauty to this piece.The jewelry can be created in many forms depending on the interest of the creator. The earring has a mixture of petal and a tiny dome shaped jhumka with a  dazzling dewdrop crystal.

When I took a break from my regular job, I was wondering what I should do next to keep me occupied. I enjoy life and look for avenues that inspire me. I love my creations and with that dedication the least I can expect is recognition for my creativity 🙂

Thanks for your support and motivation. Please mail your feedback to indulge.creativity@gmail.com

The wings of creativity in quilling

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As the subject goes, I enjoy and admire the way an ordinary paper can be turned into such a beautiful creation 🙂 When I started quilling, the first lesson I learnt was about making a loose coil and a tight coil. I mastered that and went past the other techniques not knowing what a beautiful artefact that coiling can make 🙂

I was wondering what jewellery to create next after trying the dome shaped earrings, pendants, weaved and honey-comb coiled creations. I happened to see a similar pattern when I was browsing the Internet and my creative mind got into action!

My daughter was so surprised when I made 140 tight coils. Phew! I can now boast of my incredible patience levels for having completed this set in 2 days. The next task is to decide whether to keep this set for myself or sell it 🙂

Thanks for encouraging me with your likes and personal comments..

Please share your views @indulge.creativity@gmail.com

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Designer Jhumka

Purple_jhumka

This was a custom order from my friend who prefers light weight jewellery. She bought this to wear as an accessory for her dance performance. She preferred gold and violet colours to go with her saree.

Thanks to her for showcasing my jewellery and encouraging my creativity 🙂

Kindly contact me @ indulge.creativity@gmail.com for your orders and feedback.

Accessories for the dance event

My daughter Manasi (M) danced on the event of Onam festival in our apartment. She was supposed to dress up like a Malayalee girl 🙂 M being a tomboyish girl is very fussy about wearing ethnic dresses and jewellery. M wears the pavadai (Langa blouse) only on special occasions.

Based on the chosen colour combination of the dress, I made her a necklace, earrings and nethichutti with quilling and American diamond stones. M loved wearing those as they were light weight and that was a major accomplishment for me as a mother 🙂

Creativity can evolve based on the requirement and as an individual we attain fulfillment when the receiver appreciates whatever we deliver.

Kindly mail me your thoughts or feedback to indulge.creativity@gmail.com for me to get enthused to entertain you 🙂

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