Jhumka making at home step by step pics

Artificial Jhumka collection 

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Jhumka making materials

The material we need are,
jhumka base, silk thread, eye pins,  metal beads, ear stud base, fabric glue , canvas , metal spacers, stone chain and craft spring
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The advantage of using fabric glue ensures that even if we use in excess which we usually do when the excess glue becomes transparent when it becomes dry and hence it is not visible.

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Jhumka making at home step by step | Tutorial through images

The tools  are scissors, pliers and cutter.

The steps involved
a) Take ten strands of silk thread - ten is just a convenient number ,we can take more or less
b)  Cut excess length of string at both ends.
c) Apply fabric glue at both ends so that all the strands stick together
d) Apply glue to the  plastic base of the jhumka
e) Stick the silk  thread where we have applied glue
f) Allow it to dry so that is sticks  firmly
f) Insert the other end of the silk thread in the hole of the base
g) Continue this  till the entire plastic base is covered with silk thread
h) Stick stone chain to silk thread on the base
i)  Then make ear studs with canvas, mirror , chain ( follow the images below )

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Metal spacers are used to increase the length
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Stick mirror on canvas with fabric glue

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Using a craft spring cut a coil.  This is inserted in the loop formed in the jhumka and the ear ring is inserted in this for free movement of the jhumkas.
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Insert the pin in the jhumka base

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Bend the other end with pliers to form a loop

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The mirror and stone chain stuck to canvas would have dried.  Cut them with a pair of scissors

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Past the ear stud to the backside of the mirror
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Insert the ear ring in the loop formed in the jhumka
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Navratri gifts for kanya | Silk thread jhumkas

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The uses of learning this simple craft idea are many.  We can use them as matching ornaments for sarees.  We can offer them as gifts for kanya who visit our homes for Navratri golu.  We can also offer them as gifts for Varalakshmi Vratham in thamboolam or as a decoration for Goddess's Face.
I make them when ever I find time and have them ready to offer them as gifts to guests / relatives who visit our home.  

Jhumkas plus ear rings  using silk thread of different colors can be made at home during our spare time.    We can have them of many beautiful colours to match with our dresses - lehenga , blouse and of course sarees. .


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Jujube fruit recipes ezhantha pazham


Khatta meetha bora | Ezhantha palam snack

The jujube tree fruit is available in plenty during after January. It can be eaten raw also as we do in most homes.  It is offered as Naivedyam for the festivals that are celebrated in January , February viz Sankranthi and Rathasapthami;  

Let us see how to prepare a simple snack using this fruit.

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Wash the fruits and tear the skin to check for any worms that may be inside.

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We also need chopped ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves and jaggery.

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Add the ingredients except jaggery to a mixer add a little water and wet grind.

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Add jaggery to a shallow pan , add little water , heat it so that the jaggery melts

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When jaggery melts, add the ground paste and  stir well

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After a couple of minutes , add the fruits to the pan
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Add salt according to your taste and requirement

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Stir well so that the salt is mixed evenly.  Transfer to a bowl .  It can be stored in the refrigerator upto one week.

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Since the ingredients are all natural , fruits, ginger , green chillies, coriander and jaggery it may be considered as a healthy evening snack for children and adults alike.  It is one of the most popular snacks in our family during this season.


Rathasapthami festival details images



Rathasapthami pooja rangoli 2018

We draw a ratham rangoli for this festival.  First take a plank or manai that we use in our house for Puja.  Clean it well.  Draw a traditional ratham rangoli using lines.  Invariably we draw one line for the ratham ,  this actually denotes the chariot of the Sun God.  We draw one wheel to show that the Sun moves slowly !.

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Draw the pennant or flag like design with the Sun design inside.  Draw plantain trees on either side of the chariot.

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Decorate with kaavi as we do for all festivals.  Traditionally we use coconut fibre to draw the kaavi or geru , nowadays cotton bud is used.  
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Rathasapthami Pooja Vidhanam | Ratha saptami puja vidhanam 2018


Draw squares as shown at the top right.  In the squares place, rice, pulses , jaggery, tamarind .  We also place jujube fruits.  The idea is that we offer freshly harvested rice and pulses to the Sun God . We believe that it is because of Him we are blessed with food.   Scientifically it is true also.

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Place two turmeric seeds also.

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Offerings include betel leaves ( two or four ) areca nuts, fruits, sugar cane and coconut and of course jujubes.
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Pictures of Sun God are available in the market.  We can purchase one picture and fix it in a frame.
The photo is cleaned ,  sandalwood paste, turmeric powder , kumkum are applied.  Floral decoration is done.  We can also decorate with cotton garland or vastra.  Songs for Pooja can be from Telugu, Kannada or any language.

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Traditionally a pair of lamps or lit i.e minimum two lamps are lit as shown , if they are small.
Also keep them in plates so that oil does not spill on the Pooja slab or plank in this case.
Naivedyam is sweet Pongal.

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Some follow the tradition of giving "van" or gifts to a Sumangali or Suhasini for Sankranthi.  If they miss for Sankranti they can give it for Rathasapthami.  This video shows what can be offered for this gift.

        


21 dots kolangal yanai kolam with dots


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21 to 1 dots elephant rangoli for competition | 21 புள்ளி கோலம் 

One of the most common and popular rangoli with 21 dots ( ner pulli ).  It is drawn in our family for Sankranthi or Pedda Panduga as my mother used to say.

This rangoli is beautiful because , not just the elephants are drawn.  The caparison or the decorative cloth placed on the elephant's back and the howdah ( called the ambari in Tamil and also in Telugu ).

A canopied seat it is.  Details of the toes , the feet are drawn as if the elephant is walking.  Only one tusk is shown because it is the side view.  The elephants are drawn on all four sides of the dot grid leaving the centre.  Apart from these four dots remain on the four sides before the elephant ( enugu ).

These can be used to design a flower.

The dots that remain at the centre form a 7 by 7 square dot grid.  We can draw any of the 7 by 7 dots kolam we know  or we can create a new one also.  If we are drawing for New Year or Pongal we can add the  year "2018"  and design some patterns using the other dos