Archive for July, 2010
July 29, 2010
Hi everyone! It’s Richa from Malahandmade and I’m back today with another international jewelry designer that Bollyinstyle labels as a designer on the rise: Sonal Talgeri-Bhaskaran, the London-based designer behind Eastern Mystic jewelry. Her line is just shy of its first anniverary but has already won the Treasure Competition with her handmade beaded creations. Her current collection (which is on sale!) is right on point with summer trends: for example, the triple strand Jalkari Tavashi stone necklaces in the Indali collection can dress up an easy summer dress for evening with bold color. Some bracelets come in multistrand creations that mix large and small stones for a fun, chunky look. It’s also nice to see that Bhaskaran’s collections have a lot of gold mixed in with natural stones (she uses fairtrade 24 karat gold vermeil). Sterling silver has been reigning supreme for some time now and the use of gold is not only a nice compliment to summer skin, but also invokes India which is where the designer finds inspiration. BollyInstyle’s favorites are pieces from the Indira and Malika collection.
I’m always drawn to designers who are self-taught, like Bhaskaran, and came to their design careers from a non-tradiional route. In this case, Bhaskaran came to jewelry after the rigors of a high-profile corporate job and her father’s death prompted her to pursue her passion for jewelry. She focused on what she knew and liked – her Indian heritage (each piece has a unique Indian name) – and found success pursuing what she truly loved to do. Her pieces might not just accessorize your outfit, but inspire you to stay creative!
source: Eastern Mystic
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I spent some time on our backyard swing yesterday with a few friends and kiddies and realized how wonderful and relaxing a swing can be inside or outside a home. In India, swings or ‘jhoolas’ are a MUST inside the home. I love love love having a nice swing to kill some time in the warm and sunny weather.
After flipping through home magazines and websites, I’ve put together a lovely roundup of ‘tradmod’ jhoolas! You’ll want to put one in every room of the house!
I found this beautiful DIY porch swing via Remodelista. It’s simple, modern and inviting. However, you can also spice it up by upholstering the cushions using bold bohemian prints. Visit Remodelista to find out how you can make your own.
source: (from top to bottom) Remodelista, Flickr, DMStudio, PorchSwings, Jay Jeffers via anh- minh, An Indian Summer, Southern Living, Sleek Identity, Droog, Apartment Therapy, KellySJY, OunoDesign, Brad Ford I.D
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I’m so excited to have my talented friend Richa as a guest blogger today. She’s the ‘crafty’ gal behind Mala Handmade ~ jewelry inspired by India, crafted by hand!
I’m not exactly sure how Richa and I met in blogland, but we’ve exchanged ideas and fell in love with each others creative endeavors. The community in our little corner of the blogsphere is really an amazing, interesting and supportive group of people. Chatting with Richa reminds me of why this is all so much fun.
Here’s a sneak peak of Richa’s jewlery at Mala Handmade. Can’t wait for the online shop to open. I will be first to grab the earth tone beaded necklace, part of the varanasi collection! Welcome, Richa.
source: Manik Mercian
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It’s time to get you all BollyInstyle’s NEW list of jewelry designers. Everything from etsy finds to handcrafted pieces and high-end bling! I love how all these blends into a multitude of looks. Check out the new BollyInstyle ‘IT’ list for jewelry. These baubles finds can jumpstart your summer look and maybe even tuck away a few pieces for fall and winter. Enjoy!
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Thank you everyone for entering and giving your suggestions. Meenoo will surely take her crafting skills and come up with something special. Do keep Minou Bazaar in mind when making future jewelry purchases!
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