Friday, 2 January 2015

Terracotta Jhumkas and Rangoli

Hi Friends.. Firstly I Wish You All a Very Happy New Year ..am here today to share terracotta earrings my first trial with terracotta..
i want to share my New Year Rangoli befor moving on to the terracotta earrings..
Here is my rangoli..
 i have made this scenery for new year



Hope you liked my unusual Rangoli :D
Coming to  my terracotta earrings these are the first trial..
after drying colored them but accidentally one earring dropped from my hand and broke into pieces ..actually i made the earrings so thin that was my mistake..



So next i have tried few pairs of Jhumkas with terracotta 

Colored them after drying over night..
they applied a coat of varnish for the shine..



 am happy with the out come they are not so perfect but not bad too..so really very happy and will work on it to make perfect pieces... hope you all like my trial with terracotta ..  please do suggest the techniques and tips for working on terracotta..Thanks in Advance..:)

Thank you for stopping by today ..have a nice day .. :)

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful work. Happy New Year 2015

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  2. These are gorgeous Radhika, beautiful bright colours.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Thank you Pauline ..Happy new year ..:)

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  3. Woww RDHIKA.. is that a rangoli? Looks like a painting done on canvas!! And the earrings are cute too.. I think you could bake terracota earrings to harden them.. if not with an oven, then with an iron pan and sawdust.. i remember coming across this method on the net..

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    1. Thank you Esvee.. Thanks for the info on baking terracotta .. will try it ..:)

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    2. but this one i used is air dry terracotta clay..

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  4. Wow, all of your projects are amazing!! I love the beautiful scene!! It's so peaceful!! And the earrings are gorgeous!! Love them all!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Radhika what a stunner of a Rangoli and I Especially loved the red and black earring
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  6. Your rangoli is a masterpiece, looks terrific. All the earrings are beautiful.

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  7. Superb earrings Radhika... I like the red and black earring most... What type of paints you have used? And what brand? Colours are bright and nice.. You have lots of patience to create such beautiful rangolis...

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    1. Thank you Ramya.. I used Fevicryl Acrylic colors.. and a coat of varnish too for shine.. :)

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  8. Wow!! All beautiful things in a single post..:) I'm amazed at your talent Radhika, how beautiful your Rangoli scenery is!! And loved your terracota jhumkas. Don't have much knowledge about working with terracota, but yours look so pretty.

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  9. the scenery rangoli looks very neat like a carpet. Reg Terracotta has to dry normally, then you must bake and cool it. Once it comes back to its usual state you can color it. Its a long process that most people dont follow, but that's the correct method that potters and clay artists use. If you dont want to bake, use air dry clay, its much faster dries in 24 hours

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    1. Thank you Divya for mentioning the correct process of making terracotta jewelry.. when i bought the clay seller told me that its air dry terracotta clay and no need to bake it.. but will try the process you said.. Thank you .. :)

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  10. as pretty as a painting..awesome to welcome the new year with the rising of a new Sun....Have a fab 2015 Radhika !!

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    1. Thank you Suman ..Happy New Year ..:)

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  11. wow Radhika.... i thought u had done a card using DI.... u are soo talented.

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  12. Happy new year radhika ....loved the rangoli n the details you added it to are awesome..!! Terracotta jhumkas came out so perfect...all pairs are beautiful dear...!!

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  13. Radhika could you please email me your postal address. Here is my email:
    soniasv@rediffmail.com

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  14. Beautiful rangoli radhika..nice attempt at terracotta. .lovely jhumkas. .

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  15. Marvelous rangoli. Did u bake the terracotta jhumkas which clay u used
    Was sorry for your broken jhumkas all the creations r lovely
    All the best for the new year
    Anandhi

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    1. Thank you Anandhi. .no I air dried them .. clay I used is air dry terracotta clay :)

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  16. These are awesome, I love the fact that you keep exploring different art forms :)

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  17. Happy 2015 to you! LOVE how you've been experimenting! These look fabulous!

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  19. hi Radhika,
    I am also interested in craft work...i made jewellery using pista shells and after that i was searcing if anybodu else had attermpted for the same..and i stopped by your blog..:-) that was awesome..can you please share what kind of clay you have used for terracotta.it is air dry clay or baking type?where do you purchase this?

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    1. Hi Namitha thank you .. :) I used air dry terracotta clay.. you can get this clay in eBay.in

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  20. Hi Radhika, lovely work.. go ahead and keep rocking.. May I know how did you fix the broken earnings.?! I sculpted a terracotta set.. After baking process and painting, the hook of the pendant broke.. I couldn't use it for anything.. Can you please share yur idea with me on fixing the broken pieces of it.?! Reply on the earliest..

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  21. Hi Radhika, lovely work.. go ahead and keep rocking.. May I know how did you fix the broken earnings.?! I sculpted a terracotta set.. After baking process and painting, the hook of the pendant broke.. I couldn't use it for anything.. Can you please share yur idea with me on fixing the broken pieces of it.?! Reply on the earliest..

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