Friday, 24 October 2014

This Story has a ring to it

I hope you all had a fun filled Diwali and are looking forward to continuing the celebrations this weekend. Do look at my post of Styling tips for your weekend Diwali celebrations.
I guess I have "festival hangover", so here is a snappy post. Before I get on to the post, I want all of you to answer this following question truthfully - "How many Finger rings do you own?" Frankly I have too many and have lost count a long time ago. I was never a ring person throughout my school and college days and would buy or wear one very rarely. Then I went to Sri Lanka in 2009  and found these adorable solid color rings and fell in love with them, thus beginning my ring journey. I love chunky rings and many a times I have wriggled out of situations, got royal treatment  due to my rings and once even breezed through an airport security check when the personnel was charmed by my ring and started talking about it. LOL.  I will one day showcase my entire personal ring collection here.
So its only natural that every collection of mine should have some rings but I refrain from making them (particularly with adjustable bases) for sale as I am scared that the focals will fall down and break as its held with either glue or simple wire wrapping even though my rings are usually my best sellers.
So you can imagine my delight when I found these really sturdy bases from Sunandmooncraftkits which could be used with either resin or glass.  In my Chitra Katha collection I made three Statement ring designs (in multiples) with glass and they literally sold out in minutes. Do take a look.

Statement rings
 Royal parade ring - Glass cabochon with a royal parade - painting in mughal style in a shiny silver adjustable setting

Statement rings 
sangini ring - Glass cabochon with sangini playing a musical instrument in a shiny silver adjustable setting

Statement rings 
Decanni ring - Glass cabochon with a decanni painting in a shiny silver adjustable setting

All the three designs are inspired by royalty but are minimal in setting so as to direct full attention to the painting inside.
I hope you find it interesting
Cheers
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Monday, 20 October 2014

Styling tips to make you Shine this Diwali

Being a fashion designer I always wanted to do a styling post in my blog and figured that this year for Diwali week I  would post styling tips instead of the usual tutorial.
A quick survey of the social media sites and enquiries in my friends circle confirm that more and more people are doing festive shopping online (including myself) so the clothes here are from different popular online shopping sites (Myntra, Flipkart & Snapdeal) so that you can pick them up if you like. All Jewelry showcased here  is from Sayuri and are available for Sale.
 I have created Five looks here - one each for Dhanteras, Deepavali morning, Lakshmi Puja, Cracker bursting evenings and Taash Parties where I have combined some fashionable ethnic /Traditional wear available online with eye catching pieces  from Sayuri. The other accessories/makeup mentioned will help you pull together these looks.

Look 1: Dhanteras
The first of five day festivities begin with a lakshmi puja for wealth or Dhanvatri Puja for good health Wear white (silver) and blue is worn to depict the ocean from which Lord Dhanvantri appeared carrying the nectar (amrit) and Pink to depict Goddess Lakshmi.Also Buying jewelry on Dhanteras (Day that gives wealth) is said to be very auspicious and bring in more wealth.
Pair a gorgeous fuchsia, teal and beige lehengha from Four seasons with the splendor of peacock necklace for an ethereal look as you offer prayers to Lord Dhanvantri to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Coordinate with simple beaded danglers and silver khada (cuffs). Go for a flawless face, with a simple pink or rose lip color. Keep your eyes simple with a soft grey eyeliner on the waterline and mascara.


 Diwali fashion styling tips


Look 2: Deepavali Morning
Indian festival traditions vary vastly from state to state with a huge north - south Demarcation. Deepavali in south Indian (especially Tamil Homes) usually begins early morning around 4-5AM when people take oil bath and wear Silk clothes - Pattu Saree, Vesthi and Pattu pavadai before lighting the traditional Kuthu vilakku (lamp), getting elders blessings and eating lots of sweets.
To look like a goddess, Pair the Bhairava raga necklace and earrings with a gorgeous shaded Vivikta silk saree.  Dont forget kajal for your eyes and jasmine flower for your hair.
Enjoy Deepavali with Pattadai (new silk clothes) Pattasu (Crackers) and Palaharam (sweets & Snacks).


Diwali fashion styling tips


Look 3: Lakshmi Puja
Look resplendent like a princess in Red on Amavasya as you offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi. Pick this half and half Florence Red & Cream Saree and pair it with the Persephone necklace, diamond or stone studs, Glass bangles and a red bindi for a classic look. As loose hair is not an option while performing pooja, pin up you hair with simple floral clips to match your necklace. 


Diwali fashion styling tips

Look 4: Simply Chiffon
Lets face there are no Casual Evenings during festivals when friends and relatives keep pouring in throughout the day. The evenings are mostly activity filled with people playing Taash or similar games. So this look caters to those casual evening parties  where you feel like wearing something a little more simple but still  want to look good.  For a fresh festive look stay away from the Traditional greens and yellow and pick an acidic  Florence Green Chiffon Fashion Saree and pair it with a pretty garden necklace from Pixie dust, simple beaded earrings and thin elegant gold bangles.

Diwali fashion styling tips 

Look 5: Evening special - Lighting lamps & Bursting Crackers
Whether its the north or the South, the one thing which everybody enjoys is lighting lamps and bursting crackers in the evening. Here comfort gets prominence and its prudent to choose regular fit cotton clothes to avoid any fire related injury. Also as there will be a lot of smoke and heat, I suggest staying away from wearing necklaces or bangles and opting for long earrings. Style an ornamented Navy blue Kurta from Melange with these adorable Sapphire earrings for a grand look that ranks very high on comfort. Dont forget to wear flat sandals to protect your feet and tie up your dupatta while bursting crackers.

Diwali fashion styling tips

So how do you like these looks? Tell me whats new this year in your wardrobe and how you are planning to style yourself this Diwali. I do understand that this post is little late as a shopping reminder as most of you would have already decided what and how to dress for Diwali, but I hope that you'll get some styling ideas and would probably be able to apply your own personal twist to it.


Disclosure: I was not paid by any of the sites or brands featured here to promote them, nor do I endorse them, however the links used are affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here.

I hope you find it interesting
Wishing you all a very happy and safe Diwali
Eat sweets, play and have fun
Cheers

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Pin Junkie Blogiversary Party

The blog world is all about sharing ideas, thoughts and inspirations, meeting or interacting with people and make a few friends in the process. And what are friends for if you dont help each other celebrate our joys? With that thought in mind, a bunch of us (40 to be precise) are coming together to guest host Bonnie's Pin Junkie Blogiversary Party. The Pin Junkie is celebrating it's two year blogiversary and we are helping to celebrate it in style with a HUGE link party! When you share your crafts and recipes at this party, they will be seen on all 40 of these blogs!


http://www.thepinjunkie.com

Two years ago, Bonnie a.k.a. The Pin Junkie decided to actually do the things she pinned on Pinterest.  She made a few crafts, tried a few recipes and had so much fun, she wanted to share her love of Pinterest with everyone and The Pin Junkie was born!  Now she's completely addicted and working her way through Pinterest one project at a time.  You can join her at:

http://www:thepinjunkie.com


 Now before we get to the party, here is a recap on what happened at JewelsofSayuri these past two weeks. We first had a How to post - on how to clean metal for jewelry, followed by A DIY tutorial of the super gorgeous Azuli Earrings and finally wrapping up with How to earn money from your jewelry blog  post which offers easy methods to start earning from you blog.

http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com/2014/10/diy-azuli-earrings.htmlhttp://www.jewelsofsayuri.com/2014/09/how-to-clean-brass-and-copper-sheets.html 


http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com/2014/10/how-to-earn-from-your-jewelry-blog.html

If you like these posts, I am sure you'll like those linked up below too. Its Celebration time now, Join in and have fun!!

Party Rules
1.  Share anything family friendly - crafts, recipes, DIY projects.
2.  Visit other links at the party.  It's always nice to leave some comments and pin from the original source.
3.  Visit and follow a few of the co-hosts.  They'd love it if you dropped by to say hello!

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New Mrs. Adventures Made in a Day
Jewels of Sayuri Mom Home Guide
Wow I Like That Blogghetti
Natural Maker Mom at Satsuma Designs 2 Crochet Hooks
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Delightful Mom So Much To Make
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 Who Gave The Baby Coffee What About DIYFunIdeas
 Jenny Marie A Peek Into My Paradise




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