Sunday, March 1, 2015

Rangoli , a necklace based on the traditional folk art

beaded beads , Indian beadwork

  “Rangoli” – the other word for Kolam,  is the name I have chosen for this necklace .  Since it is made to symbolize   festivities , I have chosen a multicolor palette . Bold , bright colors  to bring forth a spirit of  joy , happiness and prosperity associated with this art form . The focal  pendant, with red , blue , yellow glass beads  , in my mind depict  the perfectly symmetrical  pattern  of a geometric  rangoli with the circle as the basic form .

beads and wire

 The freeform  necklace , in copper  wire , emulates  the  flowing curves and lines found in the free-hand rangolis . I have added  few splashes of color to  break the monotony of the plain lines . Don’t miss out the two  tiny rangolis in a square  and diamond form which add a glitzy look to the necklace ! 

Beaded medallion

I have entered this necklace as my entry for the "Bead Peeps BNB Challenge 17" , which is on facebook at the following link here .   Do take a look at what everyone created for this challenge. There`s quite a variety of eye-candy out there . And do  stop by and vote for your favorite piece .  Public voting is open from 1st to 7th March .

Do drop in a line as to how you found my latest creation , and I look forward to your comments as always

motidana . 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Embarking on a new journey !

             Finally , the partners of the Bead Peeps Swap n hop challenge have been announced.....

    I have been partnered with Jami Shipp in the seed beaders category . Visiting her blog , I was amazed at the lovely jewelry she  creates , and the number of blog hops she has participated in . So my tension has  eased somewhat , knowing  that I am with a veteran who will guide me at times when I may need some help.

    Feeling excited would be a mild word to express what I`m going through right now . And that`s because it`s going to be a first time for me in getting to know a new friend who is not only an artist but also a miner who digs and sorts the gravel from her home town . Wow!!

    Here are some of the pictures from her blog .

and now , I`m off to my new and exciting journey of getting to know my partner and will be back soon with another update .

Till next time ..


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