The first and foremost aim of any bride during her wedding is to look stunningly beautiful and besot all around her. The would be leaves no stone unturned and goes an extra mile or even two to make precious than her. The modern day bride does not believe that only oodles of gold and diamonds can make her looks
and styling.The rising trend of adorning the bride with fresh flower jewellery is catching everyone's fancy, especially for functions like mehandi and sangeet. The trend has been led by Bollywood beauties like Ashwarya Rai Bachan, Esha Deol, Isha Koppikar and very recently Vidya Balan. And if these trendsetting ladies can do it, then why don't you take it a step further and try it for yourselves?
Floral Jewellery has a wide range and you can get whatever you want. The usual set includes a pair of earrings, necklace, mang tika, bracelet and anklets. But if you need something extra , such as Baju band, it can be provided.If you want to be really creative and different, you can even get a floral dupatta!
The color and style of the jewellery mostly depends on your attire and many kinds of flowers are used to
make the jewellery. Rose, mogra & orchids are the most popular choices thes days and the jewellery usually lasts for about 2 days and even 3, if refrigerated. it is a wise idea to order the jewellery about 15days in advance to avoid last minute chaos. Most designers will insist on meeting the bride to discuss the color of her outfit and what flowers will match it. The jewellery is made free size so you wont need to come for measurements trails.
Alternately if you have th etime and inclimation, you can try your hand at making the jewellery yourself. A quick guide:
- Find a good source of fresh and good quality flowers and choose your flower petals. Although these beads are normally made with rose petals they can also be made with other dried flower petals. Use several handfuls to ensure you don't run out in the middle of the bead making process. Using a blender or food processor, puree the petals until they are much smaller.
- Place the petals into a cast iron pan, using just enough water to cover them. The iron in the pan will create a deep hue in color when combined with the petals. Allow the petals to simmer on low heat: never boil tthe petals for this will ruin them.Continue to simmer for an hour then let the petals cool: repeat this process until the petals turn into a mush-like substance. Pour the petals into a strainer or sieve, draining as much water as possible.
- Roll a bit of the mass between your fingers to shape the beads. Larger beads will take longer time to dry. Place the newly formed beads on a paper towel for at least 24hrs. String the deads with a wire or pierce with a sharp object such as a toothpick to create a hole in the center of the bead then string with fishing line, when they are still slightly wet. Ensure that there is space between each bead when you string them , making sure they do not touch. Move the beads along the wire daily for easy removal once they are actually dry. The beads should be dry within a week: Once dry remove from the wire.
- Once the beads are dry, coat in poly-resin and they function much like ordinary beads or charms. You can attach them to earrings, necklaces, hair clips, etc.
- String the beads. Using special necklace or bracelet wire(which can be purchased at several craft stores), string the beads or silver and gold beads to the jewellery if preferred.