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Heart of Gold and Head of Diamonds

Going through the turbulence of watching the “IP” he was from the day Anu knew him as her dad, was not only emotionally draining but also brought in the sense of insecurity in her as she grew up. For those, who are not aware of the term “IP”, it means Insured person. Anu’s dad worked in a company which had a contract for maintaining sewage lines in the city. Lack of education and commitment towards his family had made him stick to his job for years. Anu got used to seeing her dad changing over from work clothes after a hygiene routine every evening.  He would seat her and her brother in his lap and feed them dinner and take them out on a round in his cycle most of the days except those when he was too tired. Anu would smell the anti-germicidal soap that he had liberally used while bathing to make sure he was smelling fine.

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GJIIE 2012, International B-2-B Jewellery Exhibition

GJIIE 2012 will be a unique event for the jewellery industry in southern India and is one of the International B-2-B Jewellery Exhibition in the region, jointly organized by UBM India and The Madras Jewellers and Diamond Merchants Association (MJDMA) . UBM is the organizer and owner of several global jewellery trade fairs, including Asia ‘s biggest international jewellery trade fair, the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Watch Fair, which is held annually. This fair attracts 40,000 visitors from 140 countries and regions, and over 2,400 exhibitors from 47 countries and regions.

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Melting Glass with Sunshine to Make Elegant Droplets

We came across this unique and innovative approach in making glass jewelry with recycled glass. Though the jewelry is made in Minneapolis, USA, the technique impressed us to write about it.  It made us remember the  designs we had experimented with broken glass bangles. With  love for designer accessories and artificial jewelry making waves in our daily life, this is a real catchy concept.

Melting Glass with Sunshine

Methods and Techniques

Glass is melted in the intense heat at the focal point of the giant lens. Gravity and surface tension pull the glass into a lobe that cools as it falls and stretches into the Sundrop shape.

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