Thursday, November 22, 2012

Peacock Dancing

The morning sky is grey, the breeze is cold. My garden is in its winter phase, all color is muted. Into this dullsville mood comes a request for a necklace to match a sari....a 40 year old, vintage, peacock motif sari.

Through the fog I can see the bright green and pale yellow flowers of my dahlia.
Green and gold with shades of blue tinted by the mist.....just like the facets of colors on a peacock's throat and tail feathers.

In my bead box are these vintage glass beads.I just love the way this bead seems to change color with the quality of the light...a little green, a little gold and just a touch of blue.

And thus is born this necklace, an ode to the dancing peacocks.

Turquoise beads are linked on gold wire with vintage glass beads providing spots of brilliant, glossy color.

Almost wants to make one feel like dancing....without singing the blues!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Diwali Sparkler

Fall is officially here, the days are getting shorter and colder, the nights longer and the festive season is right around the corner.

Diwali is for me the official start to the fall festivities. It means family, fun, food and the sparks of color that rain down in the night from all the fireworks. Not to mention the rustle and crinkle of brand new "pattu saris" draped so elegantly.

For this Diwali, I wanted to capture that shimmer and shine in a piece of jewelry, so that even when the skies are grey, I can have my own spot of cheery color.
This necklace has been fashioned keeping in mind the glints and glimmer of color in a sari when light catches it from different angles.

Nothing can quite capture sparkles like Swarovski crystals. Simply strung on a gold chain with star shaped bead caps, this necklace is sure to make your Diwali a little bit more colorful and cheerful.