Aug 13, 2008

Saffron, White, Green accessories

May our great nation always bloom with happiness & prosperity... Happy Independence Day to you.

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

Fridge magnets event

I am new to blogging, started some weeks ago. I never imagined that this would open doors to so many interesting, informative & beautiful blogs. The icing on the cake is the most interesting events hosted by fellow bloggers!

Veda from Iyengars Kitchen was the first visitor to my blog & she has been kind enough to encourage me. When I visited her space - she was hosting this event - Fridge magnets which is so simple yet interesting & cool! So, here is my entry to my first blog event!

I do not have many magnets here in Bangalore as most of my collection is in Hyderabad (Mom's place). This is my new collection with started post my marriage.

My favourite... Is'nt he cool :)

Aug 7, 2008

2-Aquamarine jewellery

Sparkling aquamarines are set in sterling silver to create a stylish, asymmetrical look. I have a beautiful pendant to match these Aquamarine earrings.

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.

Sterling Silver jewellery series: 1-Tourmaline jewellery

My dad was posted in Chennai for a couple of years; this was a perfect excuse for me to explore the various shopping avenues & food there. I love shopping at Spencer Plaza, they have beautiful stores…My personal favorites are the cute & colorful Juti’s store on the top floor right to the food court: these guys have beautiful Jutis/Chappal which are very colorful and decorated with beautiful beads, shells & glitter. Another place is the silver jewellery store beside the Ceylon shopping area on second floor I think. Unfortunately I do not recollect the names of both the places. This place has huge collection of silver jewellery. And if you know me any better – you would have guessed by now that I would have madly bought loads of jewellery from this store in multiple colors, I am the way I am - Beyond hope!

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

Lacquer earrings

One of my close friends got me my first pair of these simple yet amazing earrings from Rajasthan. I instantly fell in love with these - now I have almost all the colors that are available! (Yeah! we already talked about my fetish/madness/craze for such stuff)

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.