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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Connecting the dots

If you have known me closely, then you must be wondering about the day when I had put a crazy picture on facebook, titled "My first handmade jewelry".. What you must not have known at that time is that I would take it so far. Believe me, neither did I.

So, valentines day was approaching and I was browsing craft sites for some inspiration to make a "Heart-Felt" card for Gaurav. is my favourite site for crafts. While I am doing something important, distractions keep coming my way. And they came this time also. I came across a video tutorial on "How to make a chunky pearl necklace". Immediately, my heart said, "lets go check it out". But my mind said "Finish up what you were doing and come to this later"

Next morning, I hit craft stores first thing in the morning. And yes, I came with full preperation. All 50% off coupons were stuffed inside my bag. After two long hours, I had my shopping basket one-third filled with beautiful beads, findings, tools and things alike. But my wise mind advised me to take it easy for this time. Afterall, it was my maiden experience with beading. So, I came out with just a few chunky pearls and ribbons.

After my first facebook post, my friend Archana(Prabhu) asked me to start selling on etsy. Today I think, she was too modest to ask me at that time. My first necklace was just a beaded piece, lacking style and clarity. I hadn't heard about ETSY before this and didn't even bother at that time. But, somethings are meant to happen. I met Sneha after a few days. We instantaneously made friends after chatting for 15 minutes for the first time in our lives. We had so much in common. This was a turning point of my life. She educated me about ETSY and encouraged me big time :)

So, finally, I want to give special thanks to the following people for changing my life for some good.
  • Martha Stewart(.com)
  • Archana Prabhu
  • Sneha
  • All my supporters who have encouraged me so much..
p.s. I couldn't look up for any card inspiration that day. Spent my whole night looking for more jewelry tutorials on the web. I bought Gaurav, a card from the store. But I hope to make up for it during our next valentines day :)


  1. the whole thing looks preety good and i must say that u are an all ronder bhabhi..... one more thing.... u r looking awesome and wish u can realy make a beautifull card for bhai Gaurav next time.......

    and yep i m the first one to comment here so cheers.....

  2. HI naiya, nice work . I checked out ur shop on etsy . Very beautiful pieces of jewellery. It was fun on the virtual labs today :)( I am lsarkar, in case you are wondering)


  3. Thanks Lakshmi :)... Are u from India?

  4. Yes, I am . My home for now is Sydney Australia.