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Handmade Jewellery for Ethnic Wear - All that Glitters need not be Gold

May 27th 2015 at 8:43 PM

Dressing up can make people happy and stress free. Picking the right accessories for all the outfits have become the latest trend and fad. Recently, Indian women have chosen their love towards ethnic wear like sarees and anarkalis. The need for accessories has increased immensely as every ethnic wear can only be complete with matching set of jewellery to it.

Unlike few decades back, people have started preferring jewellery that are much cheaper than gold and silver. This is due to the fact that gold jewellery is generally traditional and come only in few designs while artificial jewellery is colorful and cheap.

Women have started designing their own handmade jewellery sets. There are plenty of raw materials available in the market for them to buy and create exotic pieces of accessories.

  • Terracotta Jewellery is made by molding cooked earth and baking it under the sun in order to hold its shape. They are painted in different colors and give a rustic appearance when worn with ethnic Indian sarees.
  • Quilled Jewellery is made with colored strips of paper which are rolled together and glued in order to hold its shape. They can be used to make a variety of modern designs which can be worn with designer sarees.

Both, paper and clay jewellery making are rewarding hobbies as they can be sold to make a pretty good profit for women. Jewellery making makes the person creative and innovative in their thinking. There are many benefits for women when they make their own handicraft jewellery sets.

  • Cost

With the cost of gold and other metal jewellery increasing, designing own jewellery which are trendy can work out much cheaper. Raw materials are cheap when they are purchased in bulk.

  • Creative pieces

Women can use their own imagination and designs for creating their jewellery. All the accessories that are handmade will be one of a kind. Unique colors can be mixed and matched with each other according to the color of the outfit.

  • Personalization

People can add their favorite color sequin or their birthstones onto the jewellery in order to make it personal. The shapes can be in the form of initials as well. This can be given as a very creative and personal gift to the near and dear ones.


Apart from all the benefits, jewellery making as a hobby can be very relaxing for the soul which will help to keep the mind and body active and healthy.

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