Designer pendant

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This sturdy and waterproof quilled pendant is certain to fascinate the beholder with its unique colour combination of metallic orange, blue and green.

I am quite excited and eager to hear your first impressions. Your constant appreciation and feedback is very heartening and has motivated me to come up with novel designs.

Birthday gifts

Birthdays for kids have become an high-end affair for the parents.  I feel that the birthday party day is hectic for the parents running around to decorate the place, prepare or order snacks and hunt for return gifts. These days the kids do not leave the birthday party without return gifts handed over to them. Is that necessary?  Return gifts turn out to be more  expensive than the actual gifts that the child receives.

We as grownups may be setting a bad example by teaching kids to expect  return gifts or gifts for all occasions. This thought should slowly change and the concept of homemade handicrafts should be encouraged; such as greeting cards, quilled crafts, baked items, loom bands, origami etc.

For my daughter’s 8th birthday, we had invited her close friends and I had requested them to gift her a simple surprise card – A card that talks about the qualities they liked in my daughter. This concept would not only boost their self-confidence but also help them sustain such skills.

Personalised handmade gifts are really appreciated and cherished. I have been gifting my quilled jewellery and encourage my kids to create cards for  special occasions.

Kids are very creative these days and they refer to the Internet to design lots of crafts and jewellery.

Kindle your child’s creativity 🙂

 

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Samples of quilled jewellery that I gifted..

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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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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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