Happy Diwali

Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights. Diwali is traditionally celebrated by lighting diyas and candles, praying to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha, bursting crackers and meeting friends and family to exchange Diwali greetings and gifts.

The quilling of the candle light holder, the bird shaped holder and the Ganesha were completed using newspaper/magazines.

Newspaper quilled candle holder:

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Newspaper quilled bird shaped holder:

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Jewellery adds beauty to the festivities and hence the quilled Jhumka.

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Here’s hoping that the divine lights of Diwali bring peace, prosperity and good health.

Happy Diwali !!!

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The current month theme in IQCG is Festive/Holiday. I have posted the above creations for your inspiration.

IQCG Challenge#41

Create anything with Festive/ Holiday theme – it may be colours or anything that fits the theme and add quilling to your project.
Pls follow the guidelines/challenges rules as mentioned in the link.
Happy Quilling!
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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 🙂

Is there a special day for love?

A happy family will not wait for a special day to express their love among their family members. In my opinion, Valentine’s day is celebrated by someone who wishes to express his/her love to someone for the first time. Age is not a barrier to express our love to someone.

My husband is not fond of flowers and during the early years of marriage I used to be upset with him for not gifting me flowers even though he gave me other gifts 🙂 Over the years, I understood that flowers alone can never bring happiness we seek, but the support and unconditional love that a person has towards you gives immense gratification.

I talk to my parents and in-laws everyday and give a patient hearing to their feelings be it in joy or in sorrow. I express my affection to them at every possible instance and personally believe that their blessings will help us to overcome any hardship.

Kids take us to a higher level of maturity in life by making us understand that inspite of testing our patience levels through the day, a warm good night hug at the end of the day will make us understand the true meaning of love in life.

As the saying goes “you reap what you sow” – be positive and show true love and affection to the people around you and you will surely see the change.

Thanks for stopping by..

Some pics from memories.. Surprise cards made by my kids to us and to each other.

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Do you want to build a snowflake?

December is the month of fun and holidays. Kids throughout the world eagerly wait to celebrate christmas especially for the gifts. My kids are so well-behaved during this month hoping to receive something nice by the end of the year even though we do not celebrate Christmas 🙂

I thought of making an artefact to go with Christmas and what better than a snowflake to remind everyone of the fun and holidays.

Rolling the paper strips into loose/tight coils and creating various shapes out of that is my favourite technique. Snowflakes can bring out your best of creativity.

I have put together instructables for this at http://www.instructables.com/id/Do-You-Want-to-Build-a-Snowflake/

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Quilled snowflakes may seem easy to make but takes lots of effort to assemble the tiny pieces together to create this wonderful pattern.

This snowflake glitters during the day and it glows in the dark with the radio-luminescent paint.

Submitting this snowflakes as my entry for this year end December 2016 challenge

IQCG#33 – Quilling Technique

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Happy New year folks..

Festival season

Indian festivals teach us the different traditions followed for decades. The first thing that comes to our mind about festivals is a new dress and matching jewellery followed by the variety of food items made for Neiveydhiyum/Prasad 🙂

I always like to have a matching jewellery for all my attire. When I started learning Quilling and the techniques, I was instantly fascinated with the dome shaped Jhumkas. The beauty of multi-layer and the brightness that this jewellery provides is outstanding.

This entry is for IQCG#21 – Make it Festive

The double-layered Jhumka is quilled into domes of two different sizes and were attached using beads and danglers. I quilled the earring using colour combinations of golden yellow and red to match with silk sarees. The dome shaped pendant is a challenging task in quilled jewellery due to the nature of the paper and its durability.There is a small Jhumka attached to the bottom of the pendant to enhance its beauty for special occasions.

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some more jewellery..

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Hello there..

Hello there..

I am blogging to showcase my interests and as a testimonial to my passion for creativity. Over the last decade I have been engrossed with my job, family and kids. I decided to take a break from work and dedicate my energy and time to take care of my two wonderful kids – aged 9 and 5. My interests range from photography, cooking, quilling, poster/greeting card making to attending the Carnatic music classes with my kids.

As Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam said,

“Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.”

“Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge, knowledge makes you great!”

Through this blog, I would like to share my ideas to serve as an inspiration to the next generation.

For custom orders contact me @indulge.creativity@gmail.com

My blogs:

Eat to live and live to eat @ ssriranjini.wordpress.com

Photography @ ranjiniphotography.wordpress.com

Fun time with kids @ funtimewithkids.wordpress.com

I will be updating the content of these blogs gradually as I am currently curating the numerous pictures and recipes that I have created over the years. I hope that through blogging I can engage myself productively and discover my hidden talents.
Happy Reading 🙂