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