Nov 21, 2008
Nov 16, 2008
The First in this series is about Jan-Ra Jewelry. This Artist makes silver & gold jewelry which is woven/braided and entwined.
Pics from the Jan-Ra stall at the Autumn Festival. Unfortunately I do not have many close-up pics of the jewelry, however I insist that you look at much better pictures here and here. Adorable jewelry I must say, with an interesting twist!
Watch this space for more.
Nov 12, 2008
- I have not been posting much here.
- As I am away from home, I have not bought much stuff YET
- I have been trying to update Tangled Maze with my weekend activities. Check out when you have time.
- I might go to a crafts fair (I wish I could) sounds damn interesting! They promised "500 of America's finest artists & craftspeople from 30 states". So, watch out for more...
Oct 29, 2008
Oct 10, 2008
I could not resist these ...
Aren't these are the cutest pair ever? This pic does not do any justice... there are cute, tiny mother of pearl discs dangling down the hoops.
Watch out for more updates from me in the days to come...If I buy less junk, I promise I will at least update Tangled Maze.
Sep 5, 2008
Here is my collection:
Jhumka with long silver stem & Dark rose colored beads from Kalanjali in Hyderabad, priced at Rs.350/- (Length: 2 in.)
Finely crafted Jhumka with beautiful garnet colored beads. From an exhibition in Safina Plaza, Bangalore; Priced at Rs.550/- (Length: 1.5 in.)
Another beautiful set made with pearls of different sizes. From Auroville boutique, Pondicherry; Priced at Rs.250 (Length: 2 in.)
What about you? Do you like Jhumkas?
Aug 13, 2008
My accessories for the day, celebrating the spirit of Independence:
Dyed tri-color cotton crushed Dupatta ready to adorn my simple white khadi kurta and a green cotton salwar.
Tri-color bangles - We get such a wide range of beautiful bangles here in India, the best way to add a splash of color to any outfit.
Matching earrings & Trendy toe rings (Of course, I won’t wear all three – they are too cute! So I could not resist posting this picture here! These can be worn as finger rings too.)
This Independence Day post is an inspiration from Pooja of My Creative Ideas. She has come up with this theme: Saffron, White & Green for Independence Day week.
I have browsed through her earlier events to get an idea & I realized that most of the participants are extremely talented as they have created beautiful recipes to participate! Now, I am just a toddler when it comes to cooking – leave alone create something on my own! :( Sigh… However I love the theme & so decided to participate. Here is my entry.
Aug 11, 2008
My favourite... Is'nt he cool :)
Aug 7, 2008
Fun facts about Aquamarine (Source: Wiki)
- Birthstones of Pisceans.
- Gemstone for the 16th and 19th marriage anniversary.
- It has a soothing effect on "just married" couples, assisting them in working out their differences and insuring a long and happy marriage.
- It is said to re-awaken love in long-married couples and signify the making of new friends.
From today I am going to post multiple pictures of the jewellery that I have picked-up from this second floor store & other shops @Spencer’s. I promise that I will get the names of the places in my next visit.
Here you go…
First Post: Tourmaline jewellery
Striking Tourmalines are used in these impressive drop earrings with a matching pendant set in sterling silver.
Fun facts about Tourmaline (Source: Wiki)
- Birthstones of Librans.
- Multicolored Tourmaline is the gemstone for the 8th anniversary.
- Tourmaline is said to dispel fear, negativity and grief. According to legend, the tourmaline of all colors protects the wearer against many dangers and misfortune.
Aug 1, 2008
These come in different colors, shapes & sizes. The ones in the picture are the most common ones. The pictures below don’t do any justice to the beauty of these earrings. They are simple yet graceful. These will definitely add an understated traditional touch to Any Outfit!
In Bangalore you can find these at Safina Plaza (Infantry Road), Commercial Street.
About Lacquer jewellery:
Lacquer is a type of resin excreted from certain insects. To make these earrings Lacquer is fused with etched beaten metal sheets. They join these fused plaques to make bangles, earrings & Chains. The finished jewellery looks beautiful with studded colorful stones & multi color beads.
Jul 29, 2008
This ornament is close to my heart as this is the first piece of jewellery that I bought (beginning of my junk jewellery journey, though this does not exactly fall into the “junk” category”). This is made of gold plated silver. I bought this hand crafted jewellery from a Rajasthani store that set up exhibition in Hyderabad a couple of years ago.
About Minakari Art:
Enamelling or minakari is the art of colouring and ornamenting the surface of metals by fusing over it brilliant colors that are decorated in an intricate design. Gold has been used traditionally for minakari jewelry as it holds the enamel better, lasts longer and its lustre brings out the colors of the enamels. Silver, is a later introduction.
Minakari is a hereditary craft and it is rare that outsiders are allowed to acquire any knowledge of this craft. The process followed is long drawn and complex in which a single piece of mina may pass through many expert hands before being completed.The minakars engrave the surface of the metal with intricate designs using a metal stylus which is then filled in with colours. The mina is then placed in a furnace where the colours fuse and harden to become one with the surface. Thereafter its gently rubbed with a file and the mina is then cleaned with a mixture of lemon and tamarind that helps to highlight the lustre of each colour. Enamel colours are metal oxides mixed with a tint of finely powdered glass where the oxide content controls the shade obtained. Before the enamel is applied, the surface of the ornament is carefully cleaned. In their raw form these mixtures do not always show their true colours, which emerge only when they are fired in the kiln. The average firing temperature is about 850 degrees Celsius.
Delicate floral designs with imaginative blend of traditional patterns and colors give Minakari jewellery a rich distinctive look.
Jul 27, 2008
The chain has multiple suede cords & some beads. The pendant is made of burnished gold tone metal with multiple shades of green enamel. I matched this with simple earrings in the same color combination from Estelle. This set will definitely add style & glam to any simple outfit!
Matching dangle earrings
I bought these unique hand crafted Terracotta earrings in a crafts exhibition in Bangalore. These are hand painted with Lac & come in vibrant colors. One can accessorize ethnic salwars, kurtis or even denims with these.
I prefer bigger earrings, hence picked these cute jhumkas. Aren't they cool? They had a huge collection of pendants & small earrings too.