Friday, March 18, 2016

MANDALA DESIGN PAPER EARRINGS

Hello friends, Welcome to my blog!! Today I have an interesting post to share with you all.  I maintain a craft journal/ dairy where I write down the list of things that I wanted to try new.  Usually while making a project I try to incorporate something from the list. In this jewellery I have used three new techniques which was pending in my wish list for a long time. 
After seeing all the adult coloring books with Mandala designs I too wanted to draw and color a Mandala pattern. This month at earrings everyday challenge the inspiration pictures are about " arabesque art" - an intricate geometric art found on the ceiling of the Mosques. Those stunning patterns reminded me of Mandalas so I decided to make these earrings. 
For the base of the earring instead of clay I used paper ( one more thing from my wish list). I stacked 20 pieces of circular sheets to create a thick base.  I drew the design using black pen and colored using acrylics. After decorating it with the rhinestone chain I felt the earring was incomplete. A closer look at the inspiration picture gave me the idea to use clear resin which I had bought long time back but didn't use it. 
I followed the tutorial of Art'zire and did my maiden attempt in casting the resin.I wasn't satisfied with the result as a small amount of resin leaked from the edges of the rhinestone chain. I should have sealed the edges to make it non-porous. Hope to get better next time. I thank earrings everyday for their awesome inspiration which motivated me to try many new things. Hop on to their blog and have a look at the gallery of inspiration from other artists. 

Submitting to 
1. Earrings everyday - I was inspired by the colors and geometric patterns.

13 comments:

  1. beautiful earrings. I love the vibrant colors. Nice job.

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  2. I am amazed at the techniques you used. They are very pretty.

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  3. Lovely earrings. The technique sounds very involved and fun.

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  4. Well done you for trying something different, they really turned out well, resin is fun!

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  5. Beautiful earrings! Such fabulous colors!

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  6. What a great idea to keep a journal of ideas to incorporate into your jewelry. I love the design and colors of your earrings!

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  7. I think this is such a clever approach and design for the challenge! I look forward to seeing more of your jewelry using these methods!

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  8. I think this is such a clever approach and design for the challenge! I look forward to seeing more of your jewelry using these methods!

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  9. Great post and tutorial regarding your pretty earrings.

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  10. I absolutely love those coloring books with all the intricate patterns. Mandalas are particularly meditative. I love that you used so many of your ideas from your journal. That is a great idea to have! Working with resin is an art for sure! It takes time to learn to work with it. Use this as a great reminder of your creativity and to inspire you to keep on making! I love the colors and pattern. Thank you for playing along with me in the March We're All Ears Challenge. Check back on April 1st for our next inspiration! Enjoy the day! Erin

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  11. I love that you keep a journal for ideas you want to try/incorporate... that's super smart! And so great that you were able to try so many things on your wish list in one fun pair of earrings!

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  12. Awesome earrings and new technique.

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