Rangoli designs are inspired by all sorts of things. I love ornamentation and decorative floral patterns in particular. In between my commission work, I set aside time to experiment and create new forms and sometimes the smallest discovery can be the most rewarding!
I have a few 'treasure boxes' where I keep these mini-experiments. I open these boxes whenever I am working on a new design. I can pick out a small beaded element and know that it will work perfectly in combination with other elements of this new design!
The commission above was a variation on one of my existing designs. The client wanted a more solid or structured design, so I added in some beaded leaf motifs and worked with a combination of pale gold and silver to complement some antique gold beading on the bodice of the dress. The delicate beaded flowers below were another bespoke design. In both cases, the clients really enjoyed being part of the design process and choosing the elements that were incorporated into their unique designs.
I get brilliant ideas from my clients and love hearing about unusual ideas for accessory designs! Do get in touch if you'd like to arrange a visit to my showroom. You can also read about my other recent bespoke commissions or have a look at the Rangoli Brides album on my website.