Jewellery with Pearls and Natural Stones

Hey everyone, I am back after a long gap.. After 2 whole years we have started with our regular routine and even though we all live in different parts of the world, our way of living has definitely changed.

I spent my free time post my regular teaching job, learning crochet and making artificial jewellery with natural stones and pearls.

I felt making jewellery for myself, family and friends was so therapeutic. I took out the bead necklace and earrings that I stopped wearing due to wear-out on the metal or due to lack of interest in the design and tried to reuse with different patterns or stringing together with different textured beads and pearls.

Jewellery making is a skill and the appreciation that the designer gets, in my observation, is very minimal. Art is not just about the money, it is about showcasing the skills using a medium such as paper or beads; beads can come in varied forms like pearl, natural stone, paper, clay, metal, acrylic and so on. The art of making the jewellery enhances the ability to plan and design according to the prevailing mood and the mindset of the designer. If the requirement is for a family member or for a friend, the designer will analyse the interest in colour, texture and preference to pearls or the natural stone of the person and design the jewellery according to their choice. The finished product reflects the time and effort dedicated by the designer. Kudos to all the designers out there who are making an effort to bring a smile on the person wearing the jewellery 🙂

As I have mentioned in my other posts, I always appreciate handmade products as the effort and the affection are visible no matter the size or texture of the artefact.

Here are some of the jewellery patterns that I enjoyed creating in recent times 🙂

Look forward to your thoughts. Remember, if you’d like to acknowledge the designer in you or someone in your known circles, just go for it and say it out loud – “Keep up the good work”

Waiting to hear your thoughts 🙂

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

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Happy New year folks..

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

Beads fun

My niece is a 3-year old staying in the United States and she has got this attraction towards “pink” in her dress, jewellery and her accessories. The other day my sister-in-law was feeling upset that her daughter had not changed her pink chain and bracelet for a month now; therefore she was asking me to make something for her in pink that is more attractive so that she could replace that wooden pink chain 🙂

I tried my hands on two different varieties of pink coloured chain and bracelet sets. One of them made with crystal beads with her name on it while the other with wooden beads and connected using an elastic cord. This should reach them in a week. Keeping my fingers crossed to see if the child approves them 🙂

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Kindly share your feedback to indulge.creativity@gmail.com

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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

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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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