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

 

 

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Ear cuff, a raging spring fashion

In case you didn’t hear, ear cuff are the hottest accessory this season. Chic and sassy, it’s been a raging fall trend in Hollywood and our Bollywood fashionista are showing off in style too!  Wearing ear bling will highlight your lady-like contour of earlobe beautifully. No painful piercing needed, affordable, just clip-on and go, who wouldn’t love it? It’s wearable runway trend this year, so go make a dramatic statement with lone-lobbed cuff.
Turquoise ear cuff
Turquoise ear cuff – Sterling silver
A whole bunch of styles of ear cuffs are out there. Accessorize with a studded and spiked punk-rock cuffs, delicate feathery chain wear, wire-wrapped danglers or the ultra-sophisticated ‘red carpet’ choice those bedazzled mega ear wraps.
Deccan Chronicle mentions Kaajewel
“Lend Me Your Ear”, I’m happy to share that “Golden butterfly ear cuff” from Kaajewel is mentioned in today’s newspaper. Check out Bangalore Deccan Chronicle Kiosk section (p.25). Kaajewel designs wire-wrapped ear-cuffs with either chains, crystal or a combination of both. For an everyday look, an airy mini wire-wrapped cuffs are a great choice! Trend yourself to beaded turquoise, crystal or chains ready.
Desi women aren’t new to loud ear accessories. May it be a 90’s Bollywood 3-tier chains jhumka or multiple ear piercing, ethnically, we have always portrayed grandeur in ear-wear. Although cuffed earrings may seem daunting but it is quite easy if you keep it minimalistic!
Easy ways to accessorize with ear cuffs:
Asymmetry is the key unless you are dressing up as an elf for a halloween party. Like those long feather earrings, you may go bare on the other ear or wear a stone stud or a pearl.
For an evening out, dress it up with a ponytail or pretty hair updo. You can also pair a beaded cuff with denim and a playful tee and a side-swept braid or messy bun to get an edgy look. Go easy on your make-up and spike those necklaces for today. It’s good to keep you curls tied and off your face to flaunt those ear cuffs!

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How to make a Ruffle bead bracelet

Cute little bow ribbons, fancy laces, flowing ruffles with a bit of bling is good to make a your outfit ooze femininity. With that in mind, I added a ruffle-y ribbon to my jewelry design. Quite simple, this design is almost viral on pinterest  do-it-yourself community. Tangy orange beads interweaved with navy blue ribbon, just like the LucidMemoirs logo! This is a slight variation form the usual pearl bracelet, finished with silver filigree spacer beads.
Ruffle bracelet

Pinspiration 

There are a whole bunch of ribbon pearl bracelet out there but I love how this Eileen has shared this DIY on YesMissy so perfectly! I followed these instructions and finished it in a jiffy.
Pssst… check out her gorgeous nail color, such a summery happy palette!
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…and now, here’s me, being a pretentious book reader. I’m just posing for the bracelet while my husband click a few interesting shots.Ribbon ruffle
Well, Is it just me or, are other people out there? I hardly ever read  books as much and I’m usually never ashamed to admit the fact that books, especially big fat novels are boring! Even the best-sellers. I think this holds good for most jewelry artists, we wouldn’t mind spending 6 straight hours cooped up in a corner with open boxes of beads, tools and messy table but something like reading is often considered taxing.
You can also find this bracelet on Kaajewel eStore.
Photo courtesy – Kiran @ f2infiniti

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.

Gothic inspired accessories

Deep colors,  edgy design, the Victorian touch. Inspired by the timeless gothic culture, these hand-crafted pieces make a unique fashion statement. Classy Goth! I perceive fashion to be a personal choice, something in my zone of comfort.

Black wire wrapping 

My latest attempt to include the striking black wire with deep red and pink beads turned out interesting.  I started out sketching these shapes and tried to add beads for a splash of color. I used a wire with higher gauge which makes a bold statement.

Gothic black and pink



The template for sharing this piece of earring is made with polyvore. When I started blogging, it was mostly just about the handmade jewelry but as you can see I like variety and sharing the events in my life as it happens. 

Here’s another one… a striking red earring with swirl wire work and a matching black beaded bracelet. 


Black and red set

Silver black earrings

This orange crystal bead with tarnished silver loop makes a simple and light weight earring.  Oh, I’m also writing a post about jewelry photography. I realize that there are only a few articles out there on this topic for casual hand-made accessories.

Black beads, short is sweet! Yet another color of chandelier earring. Find rest of my collection on the jewelry gallery. Hope the spring has sprung at your place. 🙂

Silver black chandelier

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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