Festive 2016 collection

Sayuri has been known for its thematic well planned seasonal collections but it always wasn’t the case.

Sayuri has been known for its thematic well planned seasonal collections but it always wasn’t the case. When I started Sayuri in 2008, I wasn’t trying to cater to a particular audience who like thematic pieces, I was attempting to strike a chord with every woman who wanted something unique and special, something that she would not find anywhere. So I made ranges of jewelry – pieces to fit every style, every color and every price point. Eight years later, life has come a full circle for me and here is a Festive collection that is literally a collection of random thoughts, concepts, and designs.
Presenting pieces from the Festive 2016 collection that are in shades or blue and pink. I’ll post the remaining designs in a following post.

Festive 2016 collection

Unique, handmade colorful beaded necklaces with a variety of interesting mixed media pendants.

Vibrant Lotus Necklace – A long statement necklace with a Lotus paper and resin pendant and multicolored beads
Luminescent sea – Inspired by the frothy sea waters and floating algae the beaded necklace of glass and howlite beads come with a shimmery mixed media pendant.

Beach sparkle necklace – Silk cord necklace with glass beads and a silver foil – paper pendant set in resin
At Indian beaches you can see a rare sight – of women dressed up in silks, flowers and in their finest jewels (particularly during festivals) as opposed to being in quick drying beachwear as in other countries. My necklace though made in traditional blues and greens of the beach theme have elements like silk cord, rhinestones and metal foil to as an ode to this interesting fashion adaptation that is based on a social agenda of looking your best when you go out with your family.

Colors pops – Looped beaded necklace in bright colors with brass links. Picture a Saturday evening at the beach during sunset – its cool, a bit crowded and completely colorful with an energetic vibe. Colorful umbrellas, balloons, cotton candy stalls, and kites dot the beach completely replacing the brown and blue color spectrum with lots of vibrant colors.

Reflections Dew Drop: Icy blue crystal necklace with a Silver foil pendant that has a matt blue patina on it. For added interest I have used silver foil glass beads and silver crystals along with purple glass beads and a double sided purple and green matt crystal bead. The necklace has a lot of intrinsic shine but without that blingly over the top rhinestone type of shine.

So how do you like these pieces? yes, some of them were made for various challenges (ABS, BNB – “The day at the beach”, etc,.) and with certain tweaks, I thought that they would all fit in.
They are all available for sale, please email me to buy

I hope you find it interesting
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Resin Workshop Alert

With Facebook’s constantly changing policies and feed display many have remarked how my workshops updates are not reaching them, so I am posting the latest update here. If interested in the workshop, please email me your confirmation

With Facebook’s constantly changing policies and feed display many have remarked how my workshops updates are not reaching them, so I am posting the latest update here. If interested in the workshop, please email me your confirmation. I will require a token advance to reserve your seat which will go towards your workshop materials.

Resin Workshop Alert
A 3- 4 hour comprehensive Resin workshop that will introduce to you the wonderful world of resin where you’ll create a variety of components using two part epoxy resin and leave with a whole lot more ideas than we can possibly fit in the workshop.
The Class will be conducted in small batches of 4-5 people to provide individual attention

You’ll be taught using a slow curing resin
– The basics of resin – types of resin, brands available, curing time, process of mixing
Designing for mixed media – planning components

– Preparation of papers/fabric for embedding
– Doming process
– Coloring resin
– Cold enamelling Process

– Resin Casting using moulds
Demo of the finishing process will be shown which you can use to finish your pieces at home.

The pieces made in the workshop will be mailed to you after 72 hours, once they are cured or they can be collected from my place.

Batch 1: 1-2 seats available
Saturday, June 25 between 2 PM – 6 PM


Batch 2: Three seats available
Saturday, July 2nd between 2 PM – 6 PM

Fees – Rs.4000 (incl workshop materials -take away resin kit)
Location – Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai


No jewelry making experience is required and beginners are invited. The techniques learnt can be applied to product design, scrapbooking, collage making, or any mixed media art apart from Jewelry.
All material will be provided. It’s a make-and-take workshop and left over resin (enough for 4 future pours) can be taken home by the participants.

Email me – jewelsofsayuri(@)gmail(.)com by 24th June to book your seat.
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DIY Rhinestone disk earrings

Hello everyone, Wishing you all a very very happy New year.Keeping up with the JOS New year Tradition here is a tutorial as the first post of the year. I feel that every new year is like a second chance

Hello everyone, Wishing you all a very very happy New year.

Keeping up with the JOS New year Tradition here is a tutorial as the first post of the year. I feel that every new year is like a second chance. It gives us the opportunity to learn something new and make ourselves better. Whilst a tutorial might not help in soul cleansing, it is indeed wonderful to learn how to make a beautiful object. Don’t you think so?

In this post, I am going to be showing you how to make your very own sparkly “Rhinestone disk earrings”. In the west the holiday season might have concluded with New year day, but in India, it still continues with a harvest festival (known as Pongal, sankranthi or Bihu) coming up. So bling is still very much in. Without much ado here is the tutorial. The Original idea of using Aluminium foil to create jewelry must be credited to the late Aileen of Aileen’s Tacky glue.

DIY Rhinestone disk earrings

 

DIY Rhinestone disk earrings tutorial


Materials:

1. Cardboard
2. Aluminium foil
3. Acrylic paints (Purple, magenta, gold, black)
4. Paint brush
5. Modpodge
6. Purple rhinestone chain
7. Pearl Rhinestone chain
8. Violet ball chain
9. Eyepins – 2
10. Ear hooks (use readymade or make your own with wire)

Method:
1. Cut cardboard into 2 circles; Mine are about an inch

2. Tear some aluminium foil, cruh it and glue on the cardboard (on both sides) using mod podge or any clear glue. Inset an eyepin with the loop on top into the disc while its drying; you can do it during step 4 also Let it dry for 20 minutes
3. Dab paint on the discs, use black for shadows, gold for highlights. Leave the disc unpainted in parts if you want a “white highlight”
4. Once dry, seal with 2 coats of mod podge. Let it dry for 20 minutes and then seal the back.
5. Glue the pearl rhinestone chain on the circumference of the discs and the purple one inside. Finish by gluing the ball chain
6. Let it dry again and add ear hooks to the discs. You could also make your own earhooks with wire using a step pliers
#Optional Step: Mix liquid epoxy resin as per manufactures instructions and coat the front and back of the earrings with it. Dry and cure for 72 hours before adding the ear hooks.

Your extremely light weight, blingly rhinestone disk earrings are now ready to wear and Enjoy!

DIY Rhinestone disk earrings
 

In the spirit of full disclosure, I originally made these earrings to go with grand statement necklace for a client in the middle of 2015 to match with her somewhat muted silk saree. The colors were difficult – a double shade of dull purple and dull greenish gold with a hint of magenta and had huge flowers (thread zari work) on the body and pallu. My client wanted something grand but not too loud to go with this saree and I spent a lot of scratching my head for a design. Finally borrowing an idea from my Paprika collection I made a set. I fell in love with the earrings so much, that I made myself a pair later and it is a head turner whenever I wear it.

 Rhinestone paper necklace
Purple blossoms necklace

 

If you follow the tutorial and make variations of these earrings, please send me a pic. I would love to share them on my facebook page

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Top 5 jewelry trends of 2015 – a compilation

As the wheel of fashion rotates, it spins offs interesting components which mutate into specific directions when they adapt to changing socio-cultural-environmental scenarios. As 2015 is coming to an end (how did it go so fast?) here is a compilation of few such directions or trends, inspirations, materials and colors that were all the rage in 2015.1

As the wheel of fashion rotates, it spins offs interesting components which mutate into specific directions when they adapt to changing socio-cultural-environmental scenarios. As 2015 is coming to an end (how did it go so fast?) here is a compilation of few such directions or trends, inspirations, materials and colors that were all the rage in 2015.


1. Night Light
Forecasted trend for Spring summer 2015
Imagine standing at a busy road intersection at night, watching street lights, outdoor and indoor lighting of glass walled building filtering into the street and merging with vehicular light. After a point it all sort of fades in creating a soft buzz or hums that is constantly morphing into vivid colors and patterns before transcending into soft hues and painterly swirls. Such a visual illusion was a major direction in terms of color and pattern selection for jewellery in 2015. Dull emeralds and lavendars would pair up with striking yellows and grays producing an eclectic effect. Purples in various shades were seen as a continuation from 2014’s radiant orchid. Seed bead jewellery either bead woven or embroidered were seen dominating the wedding and evening wear market with coated or foiled crystals and rhinestones taking the center stage.

 

2. Industrial
Forecasted trend for summer 2015
Architecture and geometry were other strong influences especially in the precious metal segment. The pieces were bold, streamlined with emphasis on exacting standards of quality. With the jewellery brands boldly taking the stepping forward with 3D printing, piping lines, construction pillars and axis lines were key inspirations for statement making jewellery. Raw uncut gems fused with unconventional materials like piping or rubber tubing resulted in the category of Industrial chic jewellery.
The popularity of paper jewellery in the east led to origami being a big influence in the west. These simple paper folds were replicated in metal, resin, clay and other unconventional materials leading to jewellery and accessories that almost look like structural art installations.
Images courtesy: Rocks ‘n Beads

 

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Mixed Media necklaces – Paprika II

Click here for the 4 Beaded necklaces giveawayApart from making lots of bridal jewelry, I have also spent the last three months creating more paper and fabric based goodies.

Click here for the 4 Beaded necklaces giveaway
Apart from making lots of bridal jewelry, I have also spent the last three months creating more paper and fabric based goodies. I showed you the first few pieces in this introduction post on using fabric in mixed media jewelry here and got great reviews. Here is the second set; all three of them are available for sale. In this post I am going to be showing you multi color traditional Indian looking sets, that were specifically created for the festive season.

Gems arcade necklace


As a 90’s kid in India, I grew up playing Brick video games but heard stories about colorful arcade games in America from my cousins who lived there. Then in the 2000s when computers became a staple at home, I used to play the PC version of these games with must gusto- particularly the gems arcade style games. Thus Inspired by the candy crush and gems arcade video games of 90-2000s I have creates a necklace in neon green and rust with a completely bejewelled fabric pendant. Earrings are included in the set, which is for sale


Multicolor Rose

Like the first necklace, this one too comprises of a piece of painted fabric embedded in resin. to begin with I chose a piece of black cotton fabric machine embroidered in red and olive green and added highlights in pin kand blue to make it more vibrant. Tints of bronze and gold were added for a little shine. I then used rose embellishments on top to make it look like flowers on the embroidered vine. I wanted to make this necklace very colorful, so I added beads in mustard, green, pink and blue along with some gold and copper accents. Earrings are included in the set, which is for sale

 
Tourmaline
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How to: Clean Mixed Media Jewelry

From Romani style beads and baubles, silk threads and silver accents to textured fabrics, epoxy clay, and brass sheeting – there’s really no limit to the materials you find used in mixed media jewellery today.

From Romani style beads and baubles, silk threads and silver accents to textured fabrics, epoxy clay, and brass sheeting – there’s really no limit to the materials you find used in mixed media jewellery today. Moving away from the typical delicate accessories and edging towards bolder costume jewellery, mixed media pieces are fun, quirky, and are fast becoming the hottest jewellery trend.
However, there are still a few people who are a little nervous about trying out mixed media jewellery. Not because of the bold styles, but because this trend can make cleaning jewellery more difficult.
With silver jewellery, it’s simple – you look up tips on how to clean silver. With beaded jewellery, it’s simple – you look up tips on how to clean beads. But how do you clean jewellery that contains a wide range of different materials, and how do you ensure that you don’t damage the piece?
If you love mixed media jewellery, here’s everything you need to know about keeping it in good condition

 

How to: Clean Mixed Media Jewelry

 

 

Cleaning Mixed Media Metals
If your mixed media jewellery has a silver chain, you may find that it begins to become dirty over time. It may also darken in colour. This is completely normal, but it can leave your jewellery looking a little dull, rather than shiny and sparkling. You may have heard a lot about how to clean silver, but what are the best methods? Many techniques recommend using toothpaste or baking soda, but due to the soft nature of silver, these products can easily leave marks or scratches.
Silver cleaning solutions usually do a great job but are not without their problems either. You normally dip your jewellery into these cleaners so that they are fully covered and this means that any parts of your mixed media jewellery that are not silver will also be put in the liquid. This can cause damage to more delicate parts of your jewellery and even ruin the item of jewellery. Cleaning solutions may cause beads or gemstones to become loose. Alternatively, liquid could become trapped in your jewellery and weaken it.
For mixed media jewellery, the best tip for how to clean silver is to simply use a soft polishing cloth designed to remove dirt but protect the surface of the metal. If your silver jewellery is in very bad condition then you can find more great tips on how to clean silver at Cleanipedia. It’s the same for any wire that might be included in your jewellery – wipe it regularly with a cloth to remove any elements like soap, salt water, and chlorine that might create damage or cause the wire to change colour.

 

 

 

Cleaning Mixed Media Fabrics & Fibres

Silk cord, ribbon, cotton, wool… whatever fabrics and fibres you have as part of your mixed media jewellery, there’s nothing to worry about. These materials are all commonly used for clothing – clothing that gets washed regularly – so they’re able to withstand a little soap and water. However, remember that more delicate fabrics, like silk and wool, need a little extra care and attention.

If your fabric cords or material accents are beginning to look a little dirty, fill a bowl with some warm water but not too hot as this could cause the fabric to shrink. Add a normal amount of soap – either hand soap or a sprinkle of washing powder – and dip as much of the material as you can into the solution.

 

How to Clean Mixed Media Jewelry

Be careful to keep any beads, gemstones, or settings away from the liquid and gently rub the material with your hands. Allow to dry naturally.

Care & Prevention
While it’s actually very simple to keep your mixed media jewellery looking bright and vibrant, you’ll notice that some of the more intense cleaning treatments aren’t recommended for jewellery that contains settings, beads, gemstones, and so on. This is why it’s so important to try to protect your pieces as best you can to prevent them from becoming very badly dirty or darkened.
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Paprika II: Fabric

Texture, framework, structure, drape, colour, pattern, hand, feel – these are some of the words that we use to describe fabrics.

Texture, framework, structure, drape, colour, pattern, hand, feel – these are some of the words that we use to describe fabrics. But in this world of transmutation, where everything isn’t as it seems, where ideas and products are effectively fused with one another, why alone should fabrics be defined by these fixed terms?
As a fashion designer, fabrics are a part of my life. But however much I like them, I have been able to successfully translate them into jewelry. I have sneaked in, bits and pieces of fibres, yarns and fabric over the years, but never them a full collection on them.
People who know me personally, know that I have been wanting to write a design book for a while now. So at times whenever I am free, I sit and think of new concepts for it. One such idea was to convert fabric into jewelry by a method of preservation. Thus was born the idea to hand paint existing textiles and use them in resin jewelry.
Presenting Paprika II, a mixed media collection, which by following the spicy ideals of its predecessor the paper paprika collection, showcases Fabrics in a never-seen-before way.
I want to show you three designs in this post, the first of them is Iris. Come, and prepared to be enchanted for these are designed to please your soul!!

Iris
Multilayered square pendant with various patterns like houndstooth, painterly stripes and floral doily. It is an asymmetrical necklace with sea glass beads, crystals, faux pearls and the square pendant hangs from the necklace in a double spiral bail. The piece has a subtle sparkle that I couldnt capture in these photographs.The Crystal earrings are included. Available
for sale

mixed media resin necklace

Green Teardrop
Green and blue striped poly-cotton Saree fabric set in a teardrop pendant with ball chain and rhinestone chain border. The Crystal earrings are included. Available for sale

fabric resin necklace



Mint Flower
The pendant is a painted mint background with silver floral doily. Some of you might not consider plastic doilies as fabric, but they belong right there in the textile family as non- wovens in the home furnishing category. Special Thanks to Michelle of Mich L in LA for sending them to me a year or so back. The Crystal earrings are included. Sold

doily resin necklace


I hope you found it interesting. Will post the rest soon.
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Romani Silk thread jewelry

I seldom create jewelry for me or for a client like me, but for My Romani collection of Mixed Media Jewelry, I couldnt ask for a better muse.

I seldom create jewelry for me or for a client like me, but for My Romani collection of Mixed Media Jewelry, I couldnt ask for a better muse. I am someone who is very bold, straightforward, blunt to the point of being rough but I am also extremely soft, kind, fast to forgive and very affectionate. As a woman of contrasts, I like wearing accessories that bring out these potpourri of characteristics which are quite complicated. In this collection, I have used the soft contrast of silk yarn with the blunt hammered shapes of metal as a way to heighten these dichotomies. Wire becomes a binding factor that brings these opposities together beautifully. Romani, in short is for a free spirited, bold, independent, kind woman, like me – Like you!
The following pieces are created using a yarn called “Silk thread”. Silk thread is the commercial name for Viscose – polyester embroidery thread. The ones used in this collection are sturdy, color fast and have cotton ball – loop closure. Silk thread jewelry is currently the rage in India mainly due to the luxurious look that it portrays.

Romani Silk thread jewelry

Petala – a petal style leaf – Hand made silk cord with a wire wrapped copper – gold pendant (from Blue moon beads). Available for sale

Violca – meaning Violet flower- my most beautiful Stamped solder piece from this line. Copper pendant with pure silver design which has been enamelled and shaded. Put together simply on a silk cord with wrapped pearls to be worn with a casual or semi formal outfit. Available for sale


Viola: Like Violca, Viola too refers a violet flower. Here I have abstracted a traditional 4 petal flower motif to create a tab set pendant. Instead of setting a stone, I have domed a circle of bronze to be used as the focal. Looped ball chain adorns the focal. Sold


Esmeralda – Of emerald!! – Hand made orange silk cord wire wrapped with a leaf pendant. The leaf is form folded copper that is styled with cold enamels and patina inks and covered with resin. It has a normal birds nest with pearls on teh leaf. The drop by contrast is a traditional Indian enamelled (meena) teardrop. The wrap has wire spirals in3 colors (gold, copper and green) of annodized aluminum wires along with Japanese pyramid studs. Available for sale

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Tasaria – refers to a New dawn. I have used a variety of crystal beads – different in color and shape to showcase the essence of a new dawn – filled with myriad sounds, lights and textures. I have used a ‘Christmas tree’ like pattern for its obvious geometry along with its theological connection (the birth of Christ indicating a new dawn!)


I have kept these pieces fuss free and wearable as I wanted to create a range that working women could wear to work with their crisp cotton shirts, cotton sarees or kurtas. Unlike the west, workwear in India is colorful, more freeing and provides a lot of scope for the wearer to bring about their personality. These necklaces are simple, yet OOAK (one of a kind) pieces that would make heads turn not just around the water cooler but also at meetings and presentations. Though personally I dont wear many cord necklaces, the understated glam and the quirkiness of these designs could fit right in with my personal style.
In case you have missed, find other designs from this collection here
– Romani Gypsy inspired jewelry
– Romani Mixed Media Jewelry

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Romani II Thread and Metal jewelry

In my last post on Romani- Gypsy Inspired jewelry, I wrote about how I was Inspired by the names of Romani gypies (and their meanings), to create a line of bohemian jewelry, that is unique and truly special. Containing handmade cords and unique metal components that are hand made by me each piece is eclectic and full of flavour.

In my last post on Romani- Gypsy Inspired jewelry, I wrote about how I was Inspired by the names of Romani gypies (and their meanings), to create a line of bohemian jewelry, that is unique and truly special. Containing handmade cords and unique metal components that are hand made by me each piece is eclectic and full of flavour.
This collection at the outset might not resemble one that was inspired by gypsies. Why? Gypsies, are generally associated with beads that they string and trade as it is an easy to carry commodity for them particularly when they are travelling. Seldom are they associated yarn or metal. But I chose to make this connection, because the extreme characters of the materials in comparison showcased the eclectic nature of the Gypsies better than beads. There is also another reason for doing so; a more selfish one. One I will reveal in my next post on Romani.

Here are the next five pieces from the line in this short post as I have been a little lost lately, first with travelling, then work, training and most of getting literally baked and dehydrated due to hot hot sun.
Lyuba – means to love. My Facebook fans would have seen this one on the header. It is a Beaded silk cord choker with a woven metal component wired with beautiful red paper roses; reminiscent of new found love. Inspired by all the Floral jewelry that I made for weddings. Sold

Nuri – Means Gypsy. Nuri was a big time experiment. I flame painted the sheet, drew on it, enamelled the piece and watched it change, morph and grow through these experiments and finally coated it with resin to preserve all my trials. This pendant with the cord was a perfect match to my emotions and personality while making it – so complex with lots of layers, each adding, contributing to the whole.

I had originally Made this necklace with black and blue cords to bring out these accent colors from the pendant. But a client who saw it, wanted me to add copper beads to match with her wardrobe better. I oblidged and changed it to its gold and copper avatar as you can see in the last picture.

Luminista & Luminita – A little Light. Braided metal component in silver tone with a handmade royal blue cord. A diamond glass bead with a aurora Borealis finish adds a little sparkle The braids are sealed to prevent tarnish.

A variation of the above using a braided metal component in gold tone with a handmade emerald green cord.

 

Fluturi – Butterfly. As soon as I took the cord out from Nuri, A butterfly design in blue magically appeared in my mind. I found an UFO – A handcut and hand painted copper butterfly I had made a while ago. I added a black stone focal, silver crystals and a shell bead and soon Flututri was born. Being an elegant piece ( with a 2.5″ butterfly) and Black and blue adjustable tie up cords, it is Perfect for pairing with Cotton clothes, particularly cotton sarees this summer

Excepting 1 & 2 the other three pieces are available for sale. For Pricing and order mail me at [email protected](dot)com. Romani is a fast growing line, expect to see more pieces soon 🙂

Before I wrap up for the day, I want to take a minute to thank you for all the love and positive comments that I got in my last Romani post. It is indeed rare for an observer and a creator to feel the same things while looking at a design. I feel privileged to have that connect with you all and I hope that I’ll continue to have it in the future.
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Romani – Gypsy inspired mixed media Jewelry

Imagine a land, not very far far away.

Imagine a land, not very far far away. The sky is painted a reddish orange as the sun sets close to a grassland marketplace. Laughter bubbles up in the air as beautiful gypsies trade bead, baubles and interesting stories with one another. Fires are lit as the camp prepares for the night, children run around playing around the musical tableau set by some old wise men. As the music strums through, these bewitching Romani gypsies wearing beads, cords and hand forged metal, dance twirling their underskirts completely enchanting the crowd gathered at the marketplace.

Photos from Svenko

Inspired by each one of these gypsies (and their names) I present a collection of beautiful jewelry made of hand forged metal components, braided cords and beads that are bohemian, with a deep rooted ethnic flavour. I present “Romani” designed as ever to please your soul. Here are the first five pieces from Romani.All of the following pieces are available for sale; please mail me to buy.

 

Zeita – Means Goddess. this necklace comprises of a handcut ruffled and textured brass pendant that is flame painted and treated with patina inks to produce an unique effect. It is augmented by the prong set glass focal at the center that is framed with pearl-stone chain. This necklace is fit for a Goddess with the pendant having a garland of ‘x’s and ‘o’s as a sort of an offering, a dedication. The neck cords are made of cotton cord in bright yellow and bottle green and can be knotted at the back making the necklace adjustable
* Update: There are many comments on this post where people have talked about the “Magical power” symbolised by the Zeita necklace. To be frank, I felt it too while making it and hunted a while for the perfect name for this piece. This necklace originally started off as a contemporary piece made of cord and a hammered pendant, but it felt deeply lacking and somehow adding The eye with the yellow stone, seemed to breathe life into the piece. May be I have read too many Nora Roberts’ books or I was a mystical Gypsy in my past birth, but Zeita speaks to me. I am glad that it speaks to you too

Mirela – Mirela means to admire. This Mixed metal bohemian necklace has been made using handmade, textured and oxidised copper and brass components stacked on top of one another and riveted. The handmade beaded cords and rustic clasp adds to its charm

Mirosi – means to savour . Savour the delights of this mixed media beaded necklace created using handcut metal, specially made shimmering enamel resin focal, braided cord and looped beads. The gold flecks in the cab along with the crystal beads and dichroic resin drop makes this a sparkling addition to your wardrobe. The necklace is slightly asymmetrical with opening in the front. Expect a tutorial for this necklace soon, on the IceResin blog

 

Lumina – Lumina referes to ‘a source of light’ often meaning bright or brilliant. This Extremely Light weight necklace comprises of a Handwoven patinated copper pendant with a verdigris finish and is looped together with magnesite and cedarwood beads. Designed to look like a “woven silk Kottadi saree” (Saree with metallic thread checks) with a bejewelled border and a brilliant rhinestone drop.
 


Andree – Meaning warrior – warrior style Goddess Necklace made with Hammered brass bib, a wire wrapped square lava bead and genuine sheep leather
 

 

These were the first few pieces from Romani; More are yet to come. How do you like them and which one is your favourite? Would you wear metal and thread together in such a bohemian style?
Stay tuned to read more about them piece by piece in the upcoming posts or hop to my facebook page Sayuri to see the entire collection together

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