Thursday, March 16, 2006

A window in Udaipur



I visited Udaipur for the first time a few days back.....loved the place for all its warmth and the regal ambience....here's a picture of how Udaipur looks through one of the 'jharokhas' in the City Palace there....

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Having fun with glass








Been making so many beads in these last few days that each time I close my eyes,I see plunged beads:)!!!

Thank God for Cindy Jenkins and Corina Tettinger and all the lampwork artists online who share their ideas and work ever so generously...through books and write-ups on the net...

Do tell me if you like my latest work:).

Gracias:!!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

What's cool

Was it providence that got me to choose macaroni and spaghetti and pasta to create my line of 'unconventional' jewelry?Could be:)...

We had a blast shooting a feature on my pasta clan jewelry the other day...and I did I love to watch it on TV today!

Hope lots of people watched "WHAT'S COOL" on CNN-IBN today.....hope the work and the artist get noticed:)!Hope and wish and pray this is the beginning of many, many more creative avenues and opportunities coming along:)!

Hope to have some great pictures of the works to post here soon:).

Gracias:)!!!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Colorszs....and textureszzzssss....






These are few of my favourite pics...from one of the happiest zones of creative energy and colour....and tradition...and people....the Suraj Kund Craft Mela....it gets better every year:)!!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Beads of the week past:)


These are the beads I made last week....hopefully,they've been annealed well...and now they will be incorporated in 'one-of-a-kind- jewelry:)....very soon.

Making beads is an addiction....and one can go on and on and on...with colour combinations,shapes,effects...textures....would be great to see what beads choose me as their creator:).

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

My first glass beads


People have been making glass beads for many many years.It is an art and process that still continues to lure people.I learnt how to make glass beads at the Bead and Button show,2005 in Milwaukee with Kim Hickox and Jeri Warhaftig.With the classes came glass rods, a minor burner and a purchase of a beginners' kit , Cindy Jenkins' Making Glass beads and a batch of assorted frit from Arrow Springs.Having struggled with putting together the equipment and tools for almost 3 months due to relative lack of resource here,I have finally begun to make my own glass beads.And Jeri's my tutor and guide in this journey.Thank you ,Jeri, for the tremendous help,support and guidance.The process is extremely therapeutic and very heady:)....just don't forget to wear your didymium glasses when you make yours:).Hope you enjoy looking at my first batch of glass beads.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


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