Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thewa on Paper

Hello All,

Yes, we come back after an eternity! Because this is one chance we loved getting. Our client sent us an image of her engagement saree and never imposed anything on us, except that the earrings had to be jhumkas! Now, these are Godsend opportunities and we capitalized! Using a traditional jewellery making form, Thewa, as our template, we set about to create a customized piece for our client. And lo! This is what resulted :)

Needless to say, we enjoyed the process thoroughly and wish our client a very happy and long married life :)

We @ Art'zire

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Personalized frame for a car-lover

Hello All,

A personalized Birthday frame for a guy's birthday, who loves cars and bikes :) Commissioned very lovingly by his sister. After about 20 hours of effort, here it is:

Thank you for your order Pooja.....


PS: A more detailed post here

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Seattle Skyline, off to Seattle.....

Hello All,

Art'zire, in collaboration with Rock, Paper & Scissors, proudly presents our biggest creation so far...........

Seattle City's skyline..........

And here is the "trivia" about the painting.......

Total number of hours of work: 368
Area: 5.5 feet by 3 feet
Total number of quilling strips used: ~ 27000 (if joined end to end, they are about 8 km in length)
Creators: Richa Kapre (Founder at Rock, Paper & Scissors) and Pritesh (Founder & Artist at Art'zire)
Time taken: ~ 25 days

Some more snapshots

Since we have been working incessantly on this giant painting, we beg for a little break before the nitbits and a whole lot more elaborate post comes up on Quilling Me Softly............

Thanks Suchitra & Satish, for giving us this opportunity..............

Happy Quilling

Richa & Pritesh

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A jumbo tutorial video by Art'zire........

Hello All,

Here comes a jumbo video tutorial by the Art'zire team (Pritesh & Divleen), jointly with Hobby Mela, explaining a few things........hope it is a useful one :)


Due to some technical problem, we are unable to add the video directly from Youtube, hence the link.

Enjoy Quilling :)

Pritesh (Founder & Artist, Art'zire)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bead Soutache - Art'zire take.........

Hello All,

Bead soutache is a jewellery form that has fascinated Art'zire for a while, so we decided to develop our own version of it, thanks to the unavailability of soutache cords in India........

For the curious ones, the soutache type jewellery we made looks like this:

And don't let that complexity scare you! These are rather simple to make..........don't believe us? Here is the video tutorial for it :)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Jewellery Making Workshop - April 20

Hello All,

After almost 7 hours of jewellery-making, laughing, talking, and eating, the jewellery making workshop turned out to be one of the best we've had so far :) Here are some of the moments from the workshop....

Vandana and Aparna, terribly busy.....

Richa Battles a mosquito as Krithika wipes her brow :D

Busy at work.....

Really busy.....

And a light Cornetto moment during the lunch break :)

Aparna is busy creating a stash

Divleen is almost completely in love with whites and reds.....

Shalini is all purple today :)

Divleen's beautiful turquoise set :)

We make everyone focus, focus and focus

Krithika's Roohafza is waiting as she works with her wires and beads

Work on, full flow

Vandana's Focus was contagious

Krithika with her "blues" ;)

Working with seed beads is no easy task

Divleen makes a neat stash!

Exuberant SHalini Bhatia's smile catches on!

Aparna ditches the offer to be dropped in favour of finishing her jewellery :)

All smiles Vandana :)

And all smiles Krithika

THe pretty pretty Manasa

And that's all of us :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Off to Singapore.........

Hello All,

When an e-mail from someone completely unknown to us comes by, requesting a customized product, we squeal in delight. This time, the order came in from Singapore. Sharon was kind enough to give us as much leeway as a client could possibly provide :)

Here are the results, a name plate for her house.......thanks a million Sharon

Some close-ups :)

And some work-in-progress photos.........

Friday, March 14, 2014

Putting our heads together

Hello All,

Art'zire extends a really warm welcome to our new crew member - Divleen Hundal, who has added so much value to our team that we are glad we found her! Don't believe us? Just take a look at what she does with paper! :)

And now, we leave you to decide for yourself.......

Sunday, February 16, 2014

2014 Begins!

Hello All,

This is a year we eagerly looked forward to! We start afresh, in a new place..........Bangalore!

The year is off to a great start honestly! A workshop always brings such unparalleled joy to us! We got to create some fantabulous pieces (and orders are raining!)...............thank you every single one of you, who believed in us. Yes, we are human, yes we committed errors. But we are human! We will learn, improve and make sure your experience with us is a personal and pleasant one!

Here are some of the highlights of Art'zire for the year 2014, so far! :)

And some snippets from our maiden workshop in Bangalore :)

Thank you everyone and we hope for encouragement in Future too :)

Looking forward to be of service