Saturday, 23 April 2016

A Take On A Classic - The Jhumka

The Jhumka is a piece that is in the collection of invariably every Indian woman. It's that perfect accessory for any ethnic outfit like the pattu paavada, saree, or the salwar kameez.

While the classic Jhumkas were in Gold and Silver till recently, the ones in oxidised metal are a personal favourite .

Recently, there has been a huge revival of Jhumkas in terracotta and also Polymer clay. The design and colours are only limited to the imagination of the creator.

The ones I made are not very heavy . They are light weight, and formed out of Cold porcelain. The edges were scalloped to give a floral look . Dangles accented with German silver findings and lovely lavender beads.

I tinted the floral cup a shimmery lavender, and topped it with bead caps. The underside was coated silver.

Finished the piece by attaching the dangles and fixing the earhooks. These can be teamed with contemporary outfits as well as the ethnic ones with silver embroidery .

 

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