Blog on jewellery

Enamelled pendant

Posted by Kavitha Balakrishnan on

Enamelled pendant

    I love colors and I so I loved the concept of enameling on jewellery. But I never thought, that it would take so many years to become confident in it. I have been practicing enamelling for seven years, and everytime it has been a lesson. To do enamel, you also need to know a bit of silversmithing. So at first you have master silversmithing and then do decent silver pieces and then apply vitreous enamels on it. I have never shied from trying anything, telling its difficult. But this is one I think it is. Preparing the design...

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Today's jewellery - silver leaves

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I have always been fascinated by Mother Nature, and I feel you just need to look at her for all textures, shapes and colors and its shades. The leaf is one such thing. Whatever color it has, and whatever form it is; fresh or dry, it has a beauty. As I walk in the park, I always pick up leaves that are fallen in the ground and admire its colors. So here it is a lovely leaf in different forms; leaf with stones, with turquoise, with a flower and with some silver balls. The technique is called fold forming; an...

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Open ring today's project

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Open ring today's project

Made this ring today. Not completely polished. But I liked that slightly blackish tint. Like oxidised.

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Kaarthigai deepam - Festival of Lamps - Spread the light

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Kaarthigai deepam - Festival of Lamps - Spread the light

Yesterday (17 Nov)  was Karthigai Deepam. In TamilNadu it is grandly celebrated. The entire place is lit with oil lamps on the streets, inside the house, etc. If the street is narrow its a delight to the eyes, because all the lamps are closer to each other, since the houses are also closeby. You need to see it to experience the feeling.Karthigai Deepam is a festival for Lord Murugan and Lord Shiva. Sweets are made and poojas are offered at home and at temples. The kids enjoy by bursting crackers.In the famous temple Thiruvanamalai, today the Maga Deepam is lit....

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Wedding jewellery in India-Haaram

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Wedding jewellery in India-Haaram

This is a jewellery that is worn by the bride along with the other jewellery. Basically the bride is decked with jewellery from the neck to her waist.In Tamilnadu you can see a bride may be wearing a choker, a necklace, a haram, a Kaasumaalai on her neck.There are some gaps in between the jewellery worn. But in Kerala, it starts from the bride's neck to her Ottiyanam, and there are usually no gaps. The arrangement of jewellery is beautiful. And also in TamilNadu they believe a lot in jewellery being heavy. They dont buy light weight jewellery. But in...

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