Friday, November 4, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

b.r.a.s.s.

I have long thought of what my next blog should be about. Several things enter my mind only to leave as suddenly as they had come. The next time I think about it I realize I don’t FEEL as much about that particular subject.

A few days back I felt that jolt of exhilaration where I had to tell myself to contain it. It happened in paharganj. One of my favourite jewelry haunts. I went to mohammad's shop and i tried hard not to let him bully me into buying the delicious new beads and chains he had in stock. (He does bully me, maybe because he sees how weak I can be). 

I keep reminding myself -stick to the list! And yet again, I did not.

As I left ,something in the next shop caught my eye. I generally never get anything there so I walked in with doubt. To my amazement I saw this huge stash of brass. And in shapes that I already loved the moment I saw them. So I wiped the drool off my face and bought me some brass.

Brass I love. It isn’t as shiny as gold but it can get a nice sheen to it. And it suits my preference for the old. These beads I cannot get over. I keep missing a heartbeat every time I hold them and look closely.

 I love how each bead is perfectly irregular. 

Here are samples of what I ended up making.