In Which I Discuss My Indian Art Necklaces

Today I wanted to talk about one of my favorite collections that I have made to date: my Indian art necklaces. The seed for this collection started several years ago when I realized that capturing an image under glass and wearing it around your neck was incredibly meaningful. Etsy is full of art pendant necklaces in a bewildering array of images, colors, and themes. But as hard as I searched, I could not find anything that captured Indian art. So I decided to make my own!

Woman Petting Two Deer

Woman Petting Two Deer

I searched a long time to find images that I loved and spoke to me. I wanted classic art from gorgeous Mughal miniatures, jewel-like paintings, and Rajasthani art. Then I searched for settings and jewels to highlight my beautiful ladies.

Woman in Beautiful Lehenga with Plant

Woman in Beautiful Lehenga with Plant

I wanted ornate frames and color to surround the beautiful ladies  so they looked like fairy tale heroines of their own story.

Woman with Purple Veil

Woman with Purple Veil

I had my images and settings, but now I had to learn how to make the pendants! These glass pendant necklaces look super easy but they are quite difficult to make. I destroyed so many images, cabochons, and settings in my learning stage! And the glue! I had glue in my hair, on my shirt, and I know I ended up gluing glass images to my desk. The glue is very tricky!

Woman with a Gorgeous Lehenga Looking in a Mirror

Woman with a Gorgeous Lehenga Looking in a Mirror

At this point, I wanted to give up. After all, who cared if these Indian art pendants were never created? Who would miss them? I realized that this issue was really the crux of most creative endeavors. Who would know if I didn’t create these necklaces? Who would feel sad about it?

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Woman Sitting on a Lotus Holding Glowing Light

I scraped the glue off my shirt and hair and thought about it. I would feel sad and I would care. It sounds silly, but my persistence and stubborn streak came through. I was so close to pendants I could feel proud about offering to my customers. Maybe the next batch would be perfect!

Woman with a Lotus

Woman with a Lotus

The next batch was good, more than good, good enough to sell! So I offer you my proudest creation that was about 2 years in the making: Minou Bazaar’s Indian art pendants!

Woman Feeding Peacock

Woman Feeding Peacock

These necklaces are perfect for art lovers and women who enjoy making up stories about the lives these women might have led. And I have more art pendants in my shop and more necklaces on the way, so keep checking this space for updates!

Collection of Indian Art Pendants

Collection of Indian Art Pendants

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