Late night creative sparks!

These days I find it a little difficult to crash after work & baby-ma. Since sleep eludes me, I’ve started reading Perry Masons, crocheting and making costume jewellery to while away the midnight hours.

Yesterday, one of my dear friends from Delhi visited. She was interning with a city NGO and it was lovely meeting up with her. She plans to leave soon for Paris on a scholarship for higher studies (sounds so glamorous, doesn’t it?). For lunch, I had invited her and two of my other colleagues – we had a wonderful time just chatting and talking about the good old times. I was also quite pleased that the pasta, salad and sandwiches turned out well, even if the chicken didn’t measure up to standard.

As a little surprise thank-you gift for her, I made this necklace. I hope she likes it!

Emerald n ruby-lookalike pendant encircled with white stones n green loreals - Rachel Chitra

Emerald n ruby-lookalike pendant encircled with white stones n green loreals – Rachel Chitra

My necklaces!

I have been making costume jewellery as gifts for friends and family for nearly 6 years now. I was taught this craft by a very dear friend of mine. Someday when I have more patience and a less-inquisitive toddler I hope to post tutorials on how to make necklaces. For now I’m uploading some of my work! Hope you like them!

Costume jewellery - easy as a pie to make - but great on the flashy, glittery factor! (Red stone, white loreals and golden balls make up this necklace)

Costume jewellery – easy as a pie to make – but great on the flashy, glittery factor! (Red stone, white loreals and golden balls make up this necklace) – Rachel Chitra

Mango-design stones & a temple-jewellery pendant

Mango-design stones & a temple-jewellery pendant – Rachel Chitra

Garnet-look-alike pendant on white stones embellished with red loreals

Garnet-look-alike pendant on white stones embellished with red loreals – Rachel Chitra

Rhinestones in a simple tier-necklace

Rhinestones in a simple tier-necklace – Rachel Chitra

Red-stoned tier necklace with gold loreal - Rachel Chitra

Red-stoned tier necklace with gold loreal – Rachel Chitra

Traditional Karnataka style choker - Rachel Chitra

Traditional Karnataka style choker – Rachel Chitra

Green-moonstone pendant encircled with white stone n green loreals - Rachel Chitra

Green-moonstone pendant encircled with white stone n green loreals – Rachel Chitra

Red-stones n cascading white loreals - Rachel Chitra

Red-stones n cascading white loreals – Rachel Chitra

White n gold! - Rachel Chitra

White n gold! – Rachel Chitra