….at present. In terracotta jewellery making. I had always been fascinated by hand made jewelry but never had tried it even once. Most of the handmade jewellery is very expensive and rightly so. All I could was to look at it with awe. For reasons not even known to me, I have never thought of attempting them at home myself. Will they turn out good? Can I actually wear them? Where do I get the materials? I kept questioning myself everytime I thought I could give it a try. Sometime last year, the sister started making quilled paper jewellery and that seemed super awesome. Even though I have seen her work closely and have had suggestions to try my hand at it by people around me, I was not attracted to the art form if I have to be frank.
Few days back, all of this changed. On an impromptu trip to the mall, I picked up a few things – nothing fancy. One of the things that had me excited was a pack of natural clay. Soon after coming back home, I set out trying to make a pendant out of the clay. It was not too bad but definitely not good. I kept reading tutorials online and attempted a basic design. To my surprise, it came out well and that had me attempting a few more designs. With parents around me, there is constant encouragement. The sister asks for every piece of jewelry that I make, if not for anything, to atleast boost my confidence. S keeps providing me inputs, even if I shoo him away multiple times 😀 I know, I have to improve a lot and I am still learning to make everything perfectly. The next task in hand is to make colorful necklaces to go with our sarees and try the different pendant designs that keep coming up my mind!
Guess what, I even had my first model for my jewellery – Amma! 😀 It’s been ages I saw Amma wearing hanging earrings and just for me, she tried on my peacock earrings and even posed for me – She was so beautiful even if I say so myself 🙂 Not only that, she wore the necklace while going to temple – for one whole evening. Isnt she a sweetie?! 🙂
Now for my designs (the matching earrings are missing from the pictures) –
How do you like these?! Would love to hear your feedback 🙂