Monday, 28 July 2014

One Order , Varied Designs...

Getting busy making the sets ready for the big order .. I had two pre-made necklaces which I thought would fit this order because they are for girls in their teens...

So for two orders,  I had earrings made ...and then I have been working on complete sets of earrings and necklaces.. I have tried to make each of them unique so that even if gifted to the same person, she would not feel like she had similar stuff ..


The first set was vibrant orange faceted rondelles with Amber and Gold glass beads . I added antique gold coated German silver findings to give the beads the proper lift. Made matching drop earrings .


The next set was about showcasing beautiful glass beads in blue and antique gold , with antique coated spacers made of German silver. It somehow reminds me of ancient Egypt, though I fail to see the connection !! 


And of course I decided to include this lovely lamp-work necklace . Just made the earrings to complete the set. Though two sets are blue, I would say they are as apart in style as chalk and cheese !... which is precisely how I like my creations to be.. 

More sets coming up soon.. I just do not want to be overwhelmed and rushed when I create..so I paced myself to give ample time and think and work on the order. So far, so good, I think.. so what do you say?


Sunday, 13 July 2014

Pearly Hues ...A Custom Piece..

 Sometimes, getting back on track after a big break is not that easy.. there is no shortage of excuses to linger about , doing this that or nothing at all..!!

Thankfully, this time there were more than enough incentives.. a few orders that have to be completed in the next few weeks..and I was dusting out all my sketched out ideas , when I got a call from my sis -in-law..

She needed an emergency gift for the evening ..and asked me if I had any pre-made sets...so it was a mad dash to look for them ..there was just one set,that was not part of my experimental collection..and I usually manage to sell what I make or they are largely custom works.. The one I had was not the perfect fit for the person she has intended to give the gift to...


So it was a scramble to come upon a design and then start making it , get my sis-in-law's approval and then pack it up...

Mission accomplished inside an hour... Thankfully I chanced upon these lovely grey tinted Mother -of-pearl beads that I had bought a couple of years ago... Teamed it with grey rice pearls and German silver spacers...and finished it with a German silver clasp too...

I went for tiny ornate bead caps that matched the spacers, for the earrings..since the metal caps were darker, I lightened the bead part by using white pearls , and made simple drop earrings...

So, the coming days will be busy with completing the orders and also doing double sessions at my weekend art classes to compensate for the weekend that I missed ... Just the way to get back on track...


Thursday, 10 July 2014

..And She turned 8 .... !!!

7th July is very much a special date for our whole family.. It was when our daughter was born, so far the only grandchild on my side and the only girl and the youngest, on my husband's side ...


So we had to make another trip to Kerala..since she loves a lot of family and friends , especially her grandparents ... and Kerala is where most of them are..!So it was a weekend trip...with our share of 'surprise' gifts packed for D day.. it was a lot of planning and hide and seek ... :P !!

Anyway we managed it and she had no clue... we held the party at home, with a lot of home cooked food..my parents are veterans in giving a party , so I had no trouble letting them decide on the quantity of food... I just helped them execute it.. And as per the Birthday girl's wishes we also had a small Housie or Bingo .. after the cake cutting..everything just went smoothly and then dinner was served...



All are busy playing Bingo...


The Birthday girl told us that it was the best birthday she has ever had..so mission accomplished...and she thanked all of us for doing so much...

Now we are back in Chennai and finally ready to get back to routine , and me to my Jewelry making..which has been sadly neglected for a couple of months...



This is a pic of our baby ..courtesy of my cousin...

She is wearing a necklace that I redesigned. It was too bulky and long, with double strands...so I re-sized and simplified it.

This birthday she said,was all she had wished for ..but by the next one, she hopes there will be a few more babies,..so she can be the big sister and not the baby in the family !!