Honey Trap. Neckpiece inspired by the 70’s #movie DON.

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That’s Helen. Belonging to an era where the vamp was separate from the heroine in the Indian Cinema. Indian cinema seems to be celebrating 100 years this year. I happened to go through a book by film Historian Feroze Rangoonwala, in an equally quaint library in colaba, chronicling the movie history upto the current,which was then 1978. It was surprising, he gave only a picture mention in the entire book to the movie Don, of Amitabh Bacchan who was later catapulted to became a superstar. He mentioned ” a crime thriller” “current star” “villager becomes… Continue reading Honey Trap. Neckpiece inspired by the 70’s #movie DON.

My first design which is actually not my Design

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There is no creation without originality. A strong statement and maybe it is true. But what if I work upon someone’s idea. Is that design? Is that creativity? Opinion could be divided on that subject. Take example of a person who retouches images and makes them into something beautiful and different from what they were. Doesn’t this person need lots of creativity? Or take example of a CAD artist who uses someone else’s creative thought (Read 2D sketch) to make it into a real life like example. I would call the second one”translators”. But they… Continue reading My first design which is actually not my Design

Starting a day!

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Diamond looks like sugar. Especially when it is sprinkled down from its little packet onto paper. Only a trained eye can differentiate a diamond. Not only from sugar! But the many other substitutes. The diamonds above are in a shape called “Baguette”. It is possible that the origin could be from a bread of that shape. (In local parlance in India however, the french word is twisted and called by various names such as baggit, bugget and bracket! (sic).) Left: Unassorted Diamonds and Gemstones Right: Assorting in process Continue reading Starting a day!

How I used sequins to transform a Shell

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Sometimes you just have to use what is available to come up with an innovative solution. These are some designs from the metal sequin and shell collection that we had developed in Goa on our last visit. Its interesting how this came up. Mussel shells were the green shells that get generally thrown away as the locals found no use of them either in product craft or otherwise. The beautiful green color at the top had a tendency to chip. So most of the shells were lack luster at the top and green towards the… Continue reading How I used sequins to transform a Shell

Trompe L’oeil Necklace

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Trompe L’oeil Bijoux (Fr: To decieve the eye) Many people understand deception as something which is not there but is made to feel it is there. Is it really there? Is it part of the whole? Can it be touched? Like this zipper necklace above. It breaks all tradition from the large look which is present in jewellery today and goes into something so minimalistic that it is tough to ascertain whether it is a garment being worn instead of the necklace…and then we get surprised. Design: (c) Bhawna VK Continue reading Trompe L’oeil Necklace