Amrapali . They specialize in creating the most beautiful jewellery inspired by traditional motifs and designs . Being a great fan of all things traditional and ethnic , I loved it at the first instant . It was beautiful and in my mind , I started imagining how I could showcase it in the best possible way .And so I started thinking " Should it be a simple chain added to the pendant , (..too simple for my liking ... I would prefer something more elaborate ....) or should it be a multistrand chain of pearls ? ( no no .... it has become very common now- a-days ; every other woman seems to be wearing one .). ...." and so my imagination ran but I discarded these ideas one by one . What I wanted was to make the piece different from the usual yet something that was traditional .But since there was no occasion in the near future , I put it away , with a thought of creating something when an occasion did come up .
Recently when I was deciding on what to wear for the wedding that was comming up soon , I remembered the pendant and took it out . I just knew what I would make for this beauty! It would be a bracelet and not a necklace as I was planning earlier. It would be something to match my necklace and earrings that were bought some time ago from Amrapali . I had`nt purchased anything for my hand as I had already overshot my budget buying that lovely necklace .
So using left over ruby beads that I have used in my earlier Mahalakshmi Necklace. , I created this bracelet . The RAW is fairly easy to do , but anchoring the pendant to the beads took a little bit of adjusting . I wanted the piece secure so that it would not dangle and get caught in my saree .
adding the clasps was a bit of a dilemma but I have settled for magnetic clasps and outlined the the RAW with fresh water pearls . The pearl border not only outlines the piece but also acts as a protection to the pendant .
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And as for naming this piece .... I think Maharani would be the perfect name for it ... specially since I happened to see this beautiful photo ,after creating my bracelet , much to my surprise and amazement ! ( was my imagination a reality some years ago ?? )
A beautiful reminder of the bygone era ! Isn`t it ?