Sunday, March 1, 2015

Rangoli , a necklace based on the traditional folk art

beaded beads , Indian beadwork

  “Rangoli” – the other word for Kolam,  is the name I have chosen for this necklace .  Since it is made to symbolize   festivities , I have chosen a multicolor palette . Bold , bright colors  to bring forth a spirit of  joy , happiness and prosperity associated with this art form . The focal  pendant, with red , blue , yellow glass beads  , in my mind depict  the perfectly symmetrical  pattern  of a geometric  rangoli with the circle as the basic form .

beads and wire

 The freeform  necklace , in copper  wire , emulates  the  flowing curves and lines found in the free-hand rangolis . I have added  few splashes of color to  break the monotony of the plain lines . Don’t miss out the two  tiny rangolis in a square  and diamond form which add a glitzy look to the necklace ! 

Beaded medallion

I have entered this necklace as my entry for the "Bead Peeps BNB Challenge 17" , which is on facebook at the following link here .   Do take a look at what everyone created for this challenge. There`s quite a variety of eye-candy out there . And do  stop by and vote for your favorite piece .  Public voting is open from 1st to 7th March .

Do drop in a line as to how you found my latest creation , and I look forward to your comments as always

motidana . 


  1. That's is such a wonderful piece!! Loved the color combinations!

    1. Thanks Angela . Stopped by at your blog too . Loved your creations ! :)


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