Today is reveal day for March challenge. This month's inspiration is photo bride and groom above using India wedding dress. So traditional...so colorful...so many elements to explore.
For myself when I saw the photo above, I remember one of my India movie favorite - Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. One scene in this film is the manner of the Indian wedding. And I see brides wearing colorful bangle, both left hand and right hand. So I deside to make those kind of bangle. And guess what...maybe, on this challenge, I'm so productive. I made quite a lot of bangles, bracelets and adjustable ring. And I explored a lot of jewelry technique too. Not only beadweaving, I explored my wirework skill and stringing too. Wanna see my work?!? Here they are...
::: Good Karma :::
Married is a good thing that can bring good karma to us and new family that we made. So naturally, we celebrated with special. Especially clothes and jewelry. And the most important is the prayer that said over, certainly the best prayer for the bride and the groom.
Bangles are part of traditional Indian jewelry. Bangles hold great value in Hinduism and tradition. It is considered inauspicious for a woman to have bare arms. Bangles are primarily associated with matrimony, signifying marriage in the same way that the Western wedding ring does. After wedding, the woman continues to wear her bangles as a charm of safety and luck for her husband. And after Hindu woman's husband dies, she breaks her wedding bangles in an act of mourning.
Bangles for left wrist. I used memory wire and China seed beads to make these adjustable bangles.
Yellow for happiness and orange for succees.
Red for energy, black for power and white for new beginning.
Purple for independence, silver for strength and gold for fortune.
When the bangles together on wrist.
I tried to use them *smile* and I give extra jewelry, glass rings, made by Gudo craftman. Not bad ha...
Here bangles for the right wrist. A lot of jewelry here.
Metal bangles in silver, gold and cooper. Made in China.
I used Miyuki seed bead, Czech faceted glass beads and acrylic red lily.
I used Russian Spiral Rope technique for this part. I choose Miyuki seed bead and Czech firepolish beads. Inside the rope, I used wire to connect each end with red lily.
I used stringing here with Gudo traditional lampwork beads.
Same with Kanga, I used one of beadweaving technique for this part.
I string colorful Gudo traditional lampwork beads and used Miyuki seed bead for the link.
I choose peach Czech faceted glass beads and acrylic lily.
Here my first adjustable ring. I used Artistic wire, yellow Gudo traditional lampwork and green Opal gemstone.
Here the important part. The connection between ring and bangles.
Another wire adjustable ring that I made *wink*
This beautiful wire flower link and wire ball beads are handmade by Tanty Sri Hartanti.
wuuuaaalaa... final look for the right wrist. I used Gudo glass rings too give more color accent.
Well...what do you think? I'm quite satisfy with my result *smile* A lot of learning process and exploring more jewelry technique. Now is time to visit other participant of this month challenge. Just click on their name ok...