Your Guide to Floral Jewellery
Have you been wanting to get decked up in captivating flower jewellery for a wedding event? It might be for your own, your best friend or your siblings gala Engagement, Mehandi, Sangeet, Wedding or Reception night.
You gorgeous ladies out there can get floral jewellery designed by jewellery designers according to your wish and demand or create some easy DIY designs by yourself following some simple steps.
Here we are going to take you through the exquisite and bedazzling world of floral jewellery making so that you people can learn a thing or two more about how to go about designing floral jewellery.
- You’d need to collect some Laburnum, Mogra, Jasmine and Rose flowers for designing these earrings.
- Either you simply take a plain ring-shaped earring and insert some flowers through it to create a floral earring. OR
- Use a hard cardboard or a hard chart paper with a sheeny surface for creating the base of your earrings. Cut out the cardboard in the shape of a circle with one end a little thinner as compared to the other end.
- Take two earring hoops. These hoops will be stuck inside the earring to hang the earring through the piercing.
- Place this hoop carefully upon one of the chart paper cuttings and stick the other paper cutting with a fevicol over the hoop and the first circle.
- After you are done over with sticking the circles and placing the hoop, you can paste some of the collected pieces of little laburnum leaves and flowers, more commonly known as the Mimosa or Chui Mui in India over the cardboard/chart paper using fevicol.
- Apply a lot of fevicol over the top area of the circle and stack it up with as much laburnum flowers and leaves as you can. You might also add some torn pieces of larger green leaves to add up to the beauty of these jewellery pieces.
- Keep in mind that you trim up the extended portions coming out of the flowers with a mini plant trimmer before sticking them over the chart paper and your floral earring is all ready to use.
- For creating a floral neckpiece or necklace first and foremost you would require a thick, good quality thread, a needle, Mogra, Jasmine, Chrysanthemum, Pansy or Marigold flowers and flower buds according to your choice and preference.
- Fix the needle and thread after which insert the needle through the mogra flower buds to bind the buds in the shape of a necklace. Put each of the buds in a decorative pattern i.e. one in a straight position and the other in a reverse position.
- You can be creative enough and sew together large roses or daisies in-between the chain of Mogras and Jasmines.
- Insert a huge flower in a brightly contrasting shade as the pendant for the necklace.
- These necklaces can be easily turned into neckpieces or chokers by tying the chain of buds in circles or by adding a new chain of flowers to the existing one.
Funky Floral Bun Pin/ Mangtika
- For a bun pin, cut a hard cardboard into round circles, take one circle and stick banana leaves cut out in circles over the cardboard.
- Stitch Mogra buds in a circular pattern at the edge of the banana leaf base, you might also stitch some differently coloured flower buds in-between the mogra buds alternately to add a more dramatic effect to the bun pin.
- Use a beautiful jewelled ornamental accessory made of gota, patti etc to stitch it in the center of the banana leaf based cardboard. This will make the pin look more beautiful.
- Take some rose petals of a colour which you like, fold these petals up in beautiful curves and stitch these underneath the mogra buds.
- With the above steps completed, you’ll be done with the completion of the flower bun pin.
- In case of a Mangtika, tie up a large mogra bud necklace with a huge brightly coloured flower hanging from the end of it at the middle of another plain and simple mogra bud necklace.
- Take a silken satin ribbon, a needle and thread, some roses, pansies, daisies, jasmines, mogras and a few embellishments or gota and patti decorations.
- Stitch the flowers carefully with one layer of thread tug over the flower stems or the flower centers and arrange the flowers in attractive patterns along with some gota patti decorations.
- You might also use a glue gun to stick some of the jewelled embellishments.
- After you are done over with creating your bracelet, you can tie it up or attach a tip button to both sides of the ribbon according to the size of your wrist.