6 asymmetrical necklaces for a sassy look

There is nothing more glamourous  than a woman who can embrace her true self with all her perfect imperfections… after all even her reflection is chiral.  A friend once told me that my smile looks different in the mirror than real; Startled, I looked back at my reflection, only to see a mirror image of myself. We never see ourselves the same way that the rest of the world does, only mirror images.
Symmetry does not have a place in nature; every being is truly unique. Moved by the thought, asymmetry has come to be my muse in jewellery making. I enjoy designing two types of asymmetrical necklaces:
  •  Beaded necklaces,  dressy, grandiose and edgy
  • Filigree long neck chains are airy, light, bohemian & casual with layered chains
Earrings divinely mismatched for the flower child souls out there. Keep a watch for the asymmetrical earrings upcoming collection by Kaajewel
Beaded necklace with cluster pendant
Turquoise beaded necklace – Pastel aqua blue 8mm beads stringed with white imitation pearls on one side and pearl cluster silver pendent on another.

Turquoise necklace

Night black beaded necklace – Shiny black bead balanced by german silver bead crown with grey-black rhinestone studded in swirl for pendant with a dangling droplet on the side.

Black gem grey

Brown pearl necklace with bejeweled silver leaf pendant  sold with a matching pair of silver tone clasp earrings.

Maroon pearl leaf necklace

Sea Green turquoise strung with tarnished gem beads and fancy bow tie pendant with pearl and frills. Paired with sea green dangles.

Filigree chain necklace

Antique silver leaf filigree pendant  with fine silver tone chain and asymmetrical grey beads and hanging chain earrings to go with it. Another, the purple one is funky and  my personal favorite with amethyst filigree flower with layers of looped links and silver tone chains.
Leaf chain
Asymmetrical necklace collection

Asymmetrical necklace collection




How did I come about making this pearl necklace?

Something that she wish she had, Something that she longs for….Perhaps something that she mentioned, while they window shop?
An elegant cascading pearl necklace draping her beautiful neckline!
A loving husband meticulously planning a surprise anniversary gift for his wife approached with his raw idea… Oh! Did I mention  that Kaajewel sells in India via ItsHandMade also check out the latest design in Kaajewel eStore! My exciting new venture brought in this interesting request. Moved by the love they shared and an opportunity to make it much special, I responded to his email.
Pearl necklace made to order

Pearl necklace made to order

This gentleman  actually took the time out to sketch out a design that was in his mind. “The dots are pearl, the line are chains, linked to layer one below the other”, he describes. Instantly, I could visualize the design in my mind and yes that’s a cascading  or multi-layered necklace.His idea is on paper, the vision is in my mind  and to solve the confusion I presented these two sample designs. One with pearl droplets attached to chain and the other with pearls linked to the chain…. and the answer? A right mix of both pearl links with pretty pearl danglers.
Individually wire wrapped for durability and constructed with utmost care is this pearl necklace made with white metal and chain. To compliment this piece are these various earrings. The choice is yours…
  • Just a drop of pearl- to balance out the necklace well.
  • Cluster earrings – follow the droplet theme
  • White stone embellished – for those grand occasion
He placed the order, I made the necklace and earrings over the weekend. The color of love has always been RED and thats why I chose a pretty red velvet jewelry box, added a matching 2-strand pearl bracelet as a freebie. Something to make the happy couple, happier… Glad to be a part this journey…Happy Anniversary!!!
…..And that’s how I came to make this 3 strand cascading pearl necklace.

Whim of a fiery red flames

Call yourself a nomad or an explorer… you would agree that transition is fun but often not that easy. My blog(..or blogs including this new one! :-)), which by the way is a major part of my life, is undergoing extensive changes:
…and of course I continue to blog about my design, inspirations and a dab of DIYs’
On my recent trip to the evergreen Bandipur national reserve in South India, we had a wonderful evening around the bonfire. Soaking in warmth while my camera clicked some casual shots. Soon I realized that one find their muse in the strangest of places . This is my whim to design another piece for the red collection.
Fiery hot inspiration
Fiery hot inspiration
Blazing hot red flame sizzles with luminous yellow lining reminded the gold tone metal combined with a bright red or a pretty pink components.
Check my bead stock and found this untouched string of beads . Usually I steer clear of chunky beads for earrings but I had to make an exception. Embellished with a couple of swarowski crystals and finished with a pair of flattened metal stud instead of a regular french ear-wire.
Flaming red studded earrings
Order this earring or custom design it for just Rs.299. Visit Kaajewel store on itshandmade. Shipping anywhere in India.

Interchangeable pearl-coral necklace

Getting in touch with my roots, this necklace is made with the ethnic vintage design in mind. We Indians love gold and gold tone, mostly because it looks gorgeous on our olive, dusky complexion.
Soon after I ventured out into jewelry making, my family from India visited us and I realized that I seldom could gift them the handmade items. It turned out to motivate me to kick start these ethnic designs.
Interchangeable chains

Interchangeable chains

Something unique about this necklace. The store-bought pendant and earring set is the common piece while it’s designed to swap the handmade beaded chains with a simple lobster clasp. Howzat! 🙂
Make a statement with  red coral attachment or wear it with elegant pearls finished with this contrasting pendant. I added a few ruby reds and green crystals to balance it out.
Pearl coral beaded

Pearl coral beaded

These two pairs of necklaces, one with ruby another with emerald was made over year ago and preserved safely so that I can gift it to my mom and mil when visit India.
It’s that time now and they absolutely loved it! Makes me so happy to see them wear it with Indian sarees and salwars.
Now since I’m here I’m taking it slow… ‘coz I’m enjoying the tropical fruits yet suffering in heat, relishing grand festive meals whilst attending crowded indian gatherings. In a nutshell, I do feel homesick in hometown, but the busy days are keeping the blues away.
Ethnic coral necklace

Ethnic coral necklace

Cant wait to go beads shopping here! Tell me how do you like my design and photography. Pin it if you like it!!!

5 ways to use the turquoise blue beads…

A little while ago, I had been to the international beads festival in San Mateo, a place I call my ‘candy store’! Beads, charms, findings, tools, Oh My… I just could not get enough! I found some really nice Swarovski crystal, turquoise, pearl, coral, sandstone, ruby and so much more. Now that’s called a beads shopping spree. 

Today’s post is all about the turquoise and few other blue beads. As a jewelry designer, I’ve always wanted to start using semi-precious stone. The color blue is pretty versatile and I love the way it behave with various metals. The first few items are with silver metal, white crystals and charms beads. I’ve also made a few pieces with copper wire to compliment the blue.

1. Simple stud and drops

I was wondering how fun it would be to have someone model my designs. Objects and people put together makes a great photo shoot.  Right? This one is short earring with silver stud instead of fish hook ear wire. Mix it up with a chunky beaded necklace and balance out the look with a smaller earring like this.

Oh… Thanks to Eva Mendez for the guest appearance.  😉 Hope I dont get sued for this! 

2. Heart Turquoise droplets

This is my signature dazzling droplet earring but with a heart-shaped turquoise bead. Find more on my jewelry page with black, pink, and other beads. My friend, sis-in-law gifted me this cute three chest drawer when she returned from the India trip. Its a great prop for jewelry photography. Thanks Shobi!

3. Blue beaded necklaces and chandelier

The crystal chandelier is made can be made with a few eye pins, fish hook ear wires, tube beads and crystals. Silvery with a touch of blue, these earrings can be worn with a black or a white dress.

Blue chandelier

The size of the beads and the pendant makes a whole lot of difference. Although the tarnished flower pendant is pretty in its own way, love the one with the blue marble stone. It kinda has an even finish and matches the beaded chain well.

4. Turquoise with copper spirals

Turquoise is such an earthy color and copper wire enhances the beauty of this stone. While you check out rest of this post, have an orange.

An Orange a day keeps the cold away… says Priya 😉  The goodness of  vitamin C found in oranges cant be bad for you… Oh, you dont have it right now… Its ok, just eat any fruit or a glass of water at least! Stay healthy!

5. Blue crystal wirework

Wire work and wire wrapping is a fun technique to upgrade yourself in jewelry making. You can make your own findings, shapes and charms once you learn it. The sparkling blue crystal looks just as good as matte finish turquoise. I love this 2D to 3D photo turned out to be. I dont know her name, but she sure is gorgeous with a flawless skin!

So yeah… those are the five ways to use your turquoise blue beads to make wearable jewelry! I started out blogging as a platform to share my designs and finished accessories. But my blog is so full of all the activities that I love. I cant believe my last jewelry post was back on the last day of 2011. Its almost been 2 months now. Come back to find more of my designs with coral, pearls and ruby.

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Chunky beaded necklaces

Chunky beaded necklace

Isn’t it fun to wear a statement jewelry? Necklaces – there are many varieties and I’m a fan of chunky beaded necklaces. They are so much fun to wear and amazing to create too.

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The metal pendants are great for choker-style beaded necklaces. Chunky beads or beaded loops pendants would work as a focal too. Its fun to wear them with dresses or cute blouses/tops. Continue reading

Pink…It’s the color of passion

Pink…it’s my new obsession…yeah!

Who doesn’t like the pretty pink pearls wired to sterling silver hoops and chains to make these lovely feminine pieces of jewelry?

This series of  jewelry is made with Swarovski pearl and the crystal adds a shimmer to the moonlight like pearls. The links used in the chain and earrings adds a variety to the collection and gives a playful look, unlike the regular pearl necklaces. 

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