Friday, February 15, 2013

Sunburst in Spring.

The arrival of spring brings a new zest in the air. The mother earth gears up to don her very best , throwing the clouds of dark and dismal winter away.
    In India according to the hindu calender it also marks the arrival of Vasant Panchami ,  vasant meaning spring  and panchami meaning fifth day of spring. On this day ,  offerings of  fresh mango flowers are offered to the Gods  , seeking  blessings for  bounty of crops especially mangoes .

The beaders floral

  The color yellow also plays an important role in this festival. People usually wear yellow garments on this day ,and yellow sweets are offered to God. The Goddess of Knowledge - Saraswati , is specially worshipped on this day and many astrologers consider Vasant Panchami as auspicious to start all good work.

russian leaves beadwork , beaded bracelet

 This bracelet that I have named Sunburst in Spring has been created  . inspired by the vibrant colours of ripe mangoes , yellow and orange ,on a netted base .   my very first attempt at learning a new technique

  Today being Vasant Panchami  I thought it apt to post this project and pray that this spring brings joy and a fresh new begining   ,  to every one of us and everything around us!



  1. It looks so beautiful and its intricately made

  2. Thanks Divya and Coco. I enjoyed creating this bracelet !

  3. Supeeerb!
    Cata munca.
    Cata migala.

  4. Thank you so much for visiting Quilters Cottage Norfolk. I am so glad I inspired you to have a try at folded flowers. Best wishes, Jane


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