Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Had an extremely enjoyable time yesterday at the bead market, found these beautiful shell beads. I do not have the foggiest idea as to when I will be able to put these to use, but must confess couldn't resist !! I felt like a child in a candy store, and the dealer pull out all of his shell beads :D and then some!! 

Found these at a bead shop, but surprise surprise these arnt beads at all !!These are embellisments used on embroidered fabrics , who knew??
Well at the risk of annoying fashion designers, I intend to use these and all the other varieties the seller had to make earrings, bracelets , necklaces you name it :D
© 2010 Nayna Shriyan copper, copper rod, vitreous enamel and pearl cabochon
             I was simply delighted to find this amazing bead shop yesterday !! I had been hunting for these pearl cabochons for months!! None of the local dealers seemed to have any and those that did were charging a bomb! I can finally get work making versions of my rose ring . :)))
© 2010 Nayna Shriyan Stage 1 of repoused copper and enamel jewelry
I have always loved repousing metal and with this design I got a chance to put two of my favorite things together, repouse and enameling !!
 This is stage 1 of of the piece and am quite happy with the way the design has translated onto the metal.
© 2010 Nayna Shriyan Copper, vitreous enamel

Step Two : Enameled version !! something about enameling that brings life to everything it touches! This piece while beautiful on its own now seems to have got a unique personality thanks to the enamel colours. Hope to finish stringing it so it can finally be worn!
I had always wanted to combine some brass pieces with my enameled pieces, and while enameling on brass is something  I am yet to try, I decided to put my soldering skill to good use!!