Long-trodden paths brimming with dedicated artisans toiling day and night to craft, mold, design, and immaculately assemble the oldest known jewellery handicraft in the world.
Ceramic jewellery which is known to be innovated 200 years ago by the African tribe has successfully been evolved into a modern aesthetic for the contemporary women of today.
With nuances of imperfection reflected through subtle shades of design parity, new-age women are in awe with the sheer brilliance of heritage art.
Tainted marble inlaid with dyes, clay paler than the blush of the morning sky, a glittering lake veiled in phiroja, hand-dyed ceramic jewels fading in the summer sun.
Innumerable artisans, 2200 hours of pure love and warmth. Over a million strokes of art, a tribute to the modern gatekeepers of the age-old tradition.
Making Of Ceramic Jewellery
Creating ceramic jewelry is an absorbing experience in its own way. While only the imagination is the limit to experimenting avantgarde styles and portray your signature style through descriptive art on clap molds.
To begin with, clay is kneaded and beaten, rolled over to smoothen the surface, and designed over. Artisans immaculately sieve designs on the clay.
Florals and beaded arts are quite a trend when it comes to ceramic for it make it easier to dye such imprints and the final outcome is effortlessly attractive.
As and when the designing is completed, the artisans then dye the clay mold using acrylic paints which give an alluring look to the piece.
Before it is prepared to glaze, the mold is beaded with holes to easily attach the chord with the necklace. In the case of the necklace, only one hole is created while for earrings, it’s two.
The delicate clay molds are handled with care until they are finally treated in the furnace for 15-20 minutes at 275 degrees.
The artisans choose to sometimes paint the beads and pendants before glazing them, once it’s dried completely. for it gives a rich natural hue.
Fire flat ceramic pendants on kiln stilts so that they do not stick to the kiln shelves.
For the final part, the pendants are beautifully stacked in the strings with beads and chords to create your fancy necklace and bracelets.
This is how your one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces of jewellery are prepared with finesse, precision, and utmost compassion.
The beauty of ceramic art lies in embracing the handcrafted elegance where imperfection meets the royal romance of highbrow likes.
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