Monday, November 26, 2012

Kundan rangolis

The latest fad is rangolis made out of kundan stones. How could I not try my hand at it? here's a step by step account of how I made my first kundan rangoli. Hope you enjoy looking at it, as much as I enjoyed making this.

Things needed:

1. OHP sheet
2. fabric glue
3.Kundan stones
4. gold coloured beaded chain
5. half pearls

1. Draw the desired shape on a OHP(transparent) sheet.

2. These are some stone used in the making of this rangoli. Different combinations can be used. I drew the design on paper first to get a feel of how it would look.

3. use fabric glue to stick the various pieces as per the design.
the centre piece
the kundan stones being laid around the centre piece

adjusting the stones to fit
similarly the petals around the centre piece is crafted
I have made 6 such petals
Ta da!! the kundan rangoli is ready!!

another piece with different combination of stones

Saturday, September 29, 2012

leaf ganesha

Ganesha in any form is as adorable. Have tried making a leaf ganesha here...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ganapathi bappa moriya

Ganesha is the elephant head god, depicted here in a colourful rangoli holding lotusus in two hands and a "modak" in the third, while he blesses us with his fourth...perched on his "asana" the royal chair, and wearing a crown studded with precious stones, he showers his blessings. No work can ever be complete without invoking him first. Ganapati bappa moriya.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Jai Sri Krishna!

That's a traditional rangoli made with a paste of rice floor and bordered with "geru" or red clay . I have toyed with using a mehendi design instead of a more contemporary one. It is a welcome rangoli for Lord Krishna on Janamashtami ( and you can also see one little footprint in the left top corner!) Since the peacock feather adorns the crown of Kanha, I thought a peacock design would be apt for the occasion.