Have you ever thought of adorning your walls with your favourite collection of jewellery, simply to add bling to your bare walls? Mostly not! Ornaments invariably cost a pretty penny especially if they are set in precious metals, and besides it is not a sensible idea to exhibit it where everyone can see.
Yet if you want your decor to be different, you could put your artificial fare on show but they are likely to lose their sheen over a period of time.
Here is an idea you could use to make your own designer costume jewellery with cost effective-material and use it as wall decor?
All you need are food grains of different varieties, hard cardboard, purple or maroon coloured velvet paper, fabric glue, some gold and silver sparkle colours and a transparent nail polish.
Wash the chosen food grains and let them dry completely.
The most authentic looking gemstones will be found in the green gram which can pass off for jade, masoor dal for pink pearls, boiled rice for rice pearls, black gram for black pearls and cow peas for agate.
First cut out the cardboard in any other shape of your choice. Paste the velvet paper over the board without forming any crease.
Arrange food grains in patterns that your imagination fancies and paste them as necklace, a pair of ear-rings and a finger ring. In other words simulate a traditional jewel box that houses a set of jewellery.
Apply the nail polish carefully over the food grains. They not only will provide them the sheen but will protect them for a long time to come. You could intersperse the grains with dabs of gold or silver paint to give it the metallic touch.
Once the adhesive dries, punch a hole at the centre point towards the top and pass a piece of satin lace and knot it into a loop.
Then, place a thin film of transparent plastic sheet over the work and tape the same firmly at the back. This measure will protect your work from dust and the active fingers of curious admirers.
Select a spot on your wall to hang your work of art.