Exquisite Upcycled Jewelry from India’s Master Craftsmen Available Online

Are a modern UK woman bored of the humdrum practical business casuals and sharp work jewelry? You, my valued reader, have come to the right article today. What’s more,you are extending a helping hand to the metal upcycling industry of the world’s second most populated country India!

Yes, we are talking about upcycled Indian jewelry that would not cost you a fortune owing to the traditional metals like Copper, Bronze, Brassware and others that are being reused in them. It’s not only eco-friendly to give your environment conscious soul a sigh of relief, but also gives you the satisfaction of buying it directly from the Indian artisans who deserve to be paid for their skills and craft and creativity and sweat they put into it for you to rock that modern Indian vibe.

nuggetOneveranda’s Finest Collection of Earrings and Necklaces
The collection has pieces ranging from Earrings, Necklaces of various lengths and some gorgeous Rings. Want more accessories? We heard you! Your work-wear would thank you! Such are the masterpieces you just can’t stop buying only one but leaves you wanting more…

Bring India Home (well, almost)!
Now we also have in stock specially designed Boutique items such as handbags and Indian Embroidered apparels. Do not blame us if you fall in love! Blame it on the creative masterminds at work, our artists!

India is known for his rich cultural heritage and traditions of colours, sound & aroma. Among these traditions are very specific gift giving guidelines concerning wedding gifts and wedding jewelry. Gifts of jewelry are not just appreciated but practically expected as part of proper Indian etiquette, indeed among friends and family world over.

Recent hikes in gold premiums have really put a damper on purchasing plans for many who are planning upcoming events. Even people, that in the past had no difficulty investing in the costly items that go along with a wedding, birthdays have to reconsider some of their past habits and come up with new, and creative ways to fulfill their desire to gifting the loved ones without going broke themselves.

Upcycled Jewelry that doesn’t cost a bomb
Budget friendly options are herewith our recycled jewelry …. While you may wonder if it’s a compromise but we definitely do not see them as compromise, given the grace at these pieces add to your aura. Not only that, when you are wearing one of these, you are rightfully wearing jewelry that has some personality!

Adorning these pieces of artwork not only enhances strong emotional feelings but also completes a one’s appearance – it makes you feel indulgent, beautiful, successful, confident and alluring. Women who wear thismodern jewelry consider it to be an integral part of their appearance, and consider it as a necessary item rather than just an accessory, irrespective of their country of origin. Due to this you should consider gifting them…

Upcycling not only saves our precious earth space, it helps fulfill many women’s aspirations of wearing exquisite jewelry. As these shining pieces add to your aura, we don’t see anyone complaining for any reason. And when master craftsmen are benefiting monetarily and by recognition, why step backwards?

Blow Away Your Host with Handcrafted Blouses

What you wear matters and most importantly how you do it. More often than not tops & blouses are taken for granted. Sometimes you yourself are oblivious to the fact that one small change can have a  effect on your image…

It is not just the fabric but the type, the patterns it carries, the designsand the way you accessories. But how would you react if we told you there are exclusive blouses & tops to impress are now available at OneVeranda’s Exclusive Blouses & Tops Collection.

Our offerings of “Net Silver Zari & Bead Cloud Flower Embroidery Shirt” which is elegant and packs enough oomph. Designed from black cotton net and fabric traditional Indian hand embroidery and beading technique. This is the latest emerging pattern, sourced from India’s master craftsmen.

Net Silver Zari & Bead Cloud Flower Embroidery ShirtSilver Zari embroidery is in vogue since decades and often associated with chic and luxurious attire. Contemporary designs have since replaced with synthetic threads but we have preserved and nurtured the artisans who have spent their life weaving magical patterns.

Try this shirt once and we guarantee, you won’t find a better show stopper.

Moss Crape Bead Clouds Flower Embroidery Shirt
Moss Crape Bead Clouds Flower Embroidery ShirtFor navy blue color fans, we have Moss Crape Bead Clouds Flower Embroidery Shirt. It is designed from crape fabric with traditional Indian hand embroidery and beading technique which is uncommon yet in the UK. This embroidery is very rare and only a handful of artisans are keeping this tradition alive. (We are just doing our bit in patronizing these poor artisans).

Both the shirts are custom made designer wear – stitched by experts and imported from India.

Styling Suggestions
As a fashionista, you know what works best with black and navy blue colored tops. Try these shirts and will change your image. You can ware anything for the bottoms, but ensure your footwear matches to the occasion, it is easy to ignore.

Usually necklines define the dressing purpose. Closed neck or V-neck makes a different styling statement. We recommend you to keep your neck closed so that the embroidery is visible in its full glory with no sagging collars make the look.

Accessorizing will Defeat the Purpose
The idea is to let the shirts and the embroidery does all the talking. Any accessory, however small will mar the exotically designed shirt. If you can’t leave out your earrings, make sure they match the shirt’s fabric. A wrong combination could destroy all your hard work you did to lay your hands on this exotic dress.

This shirt is available in all the four popular sizes Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. You can always contact us for this shirt’s exact measurements.

Mood Lighting Ideas for Your Home

Old is gold and despite progressing in the digital age, many of us cherish everything vintage but looking for a contemporary design input. There is a certain charm, purity and some down to earth quality that encompassed everything nearby. These qualities are, sadly missed in all the mass-produced fancy products. For example, glassware still holds its fort and we just cannot get the same feel with any other material. We at Oneveranda.com bring you the marriage of metal, glass, stone and wood crafted translated in to a range of lighting that reflects the bygone crafts that translate in to contemporary range to adorn your home.

Lighting is one of the first consideration for homeowners to subtly but effectively influence the ambience of your home. This could either be for your own comfort & convenience or to set the mood for your guests. When skillfully applied, lighting can elicit a wide range of emotional responses. Mood lightings have the added advantage of posing as a talking piece and showcase the host in a different light altogether.

Ring Tea Light HolderOur collection can serve many purposes. The range includes Votive cluster made of sustainably harvested wood lacquered with shellac, naturally perfumed glass candles, Lacquered Ring Tea Light Holder featuring banana fiber paper, Oil based lamps with patterned shadows, Candle holder boasting of glass tube & wooden pedestal, and Soot free steadily illuminated glass lamps.

Benefits of Mood Lighting

It’s a given that switching off the electricity and lighting up either candles or oil-based lamps, is an instant way to add some “mood” to your space.  Candlelight softens your features and adds a warm, alluring glow to any space.  Dinner parties, outdoor soirees, casual evenings in with friends all assume a different meaning and have a positive effect.

Hang an oil-based glass enclosed lamp on a thin string in the room. The glass sides, the wick flame would remain steady and brightly illuminate your room, creating light and shadow enhancing the space. When gentle breeze flows, the slowly oscillating pendulum will mesmerize your audience. Maintaining pin-drop silence will create an aura engulfing all around. This setting is great for any religious or mythological discourse.

If you have white walls, you can use the Votive for a soothing effect. Put off all electrical lights and these small shimmering lights will add dash of elegance.

Amaya LampPlace a few of Amaya lamps on your residence gate to welcome guests. The entrance of your home is a great way to welcome guests and set the tone for the evening. The lowly flickering flames’ dim lighting serves the purpose beautifully by transitioning visitors from bright streetlights to the conversation pieces’ magical appearance.

Handmade new collection coming soon…

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jjNew Image3Tulsi collection of fashion accessories are handmade by women artisans and it involves the same age old delicate and traditional methods which were almost lost and very few artisans remain, who are skilled enough to make these wooden lacquered beads for fashion accessories like necklaces, earrings. This collection is almost a revival of these beads in today’s fast moving fashion world to give you something earthy and everlasting…

Only the large bangles in this collection are crafted by skilled men.

dvInspired by natural elements like creepers. Even the colours are symbolic to natural surroundings like blue is extracted from indigo, the same indigo gives other tones like olive green and more. Yellow comes from Turmeric and reds are tones of pomegranate.

This collection is almost like a second skin due to weightlessness. We believe that you will wear the pieces of this collocation with pride knowing that you have contributed to reviving of the age-old craft.

Exquisite Indian Crafts Now Available in UK

Blank walls, are they waiting for some eye-catching object?

Boring tabletop, is it looking for a conversational piece?

There is some good news.

Over a few dozens of exquisite, handcrafted artifacts imported from India are waiting for you to pick them up. No more procrastination as the unique Indian artworks are now available online, for the discerning buyers.

Present Yourself as Art Protector

The 8 point Star Plates made of Brass, with over half a century old traditional Tin-plating is proof positive. BTW, tin-plating makes the objects resistant to citrus fruit juices and protects food.

Bring out the designer in you…

  1. Pair them in a pattern and they look an irresistible centerpiece.
  2. Use them as the serving platter.
  3. Hang them on walls and instantly grab visitor’sattention.
  4. Serve something directly on them forcing the visitor raise eyebrows.

Bring the erstwhile “British Raj” Artifacts in your Living Room

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The British, while ruling India had easy access to many beautiful, exquisite and wonderful artifacts from the local artisans. One such example is the Kharadi Community of teakwood turners who created masterpieces. The Pen-stand, the Tape-dispenser and Paperweights speak for themselves. Purchase them and hold them in your hand to see how exquisitely crafted pieces are enhancing your home. And learning how, Kharadi Community has the expertise in making delicate spindles out of teakwood. Our representatives have already engaged with this community and busy finding other “forgotten” beauties and encouraging them to bring to fore such objects d’ Art for our esteemed clients.

Great Posters for your Foyer

Indian cows are already dwindling and the long horned pretty much faster. Our collection of posters boasts the long-horned cows worshipped in India in full fervor. Depicting NANDI, the pious bull, Lord Shiva’s vehicle bedecked with saffron colour. We have displayed just six of these Nandi Bull posters and one of them stands off with just a hint of colour, in the form of a BINDI on the forehead.

Adorn your Tabletop with Beautiful Talking Pieces

Guests will get curious looking at the Horseshoe Crab at your table, when you announce it as a bottle opener, they cannot help exclaiming… They might never imagine the Gecko Bottle Opener doing the same but nevertheless keep thinking about and viewing from all sides.

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One thing is sure, they will surely question about the spherical Sandook (or the storage box). For connoisseurs we have three varieties in brass: plain, silver & gold finish. We recommend raising their inquisitiveness by storing some surprising items, not normally found on a tabletop.

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For those having a connect with erstwhile Mogul rulers, the Zafar Jaali, carved stone screens of the Royal Palaces replicated in aluminum is the perfect display option. Named after the last Mogul Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, this lightweight carving will surely attract many eyes.

Large Vases with in-between See-through section

Beautifully lacquered vases with wooden legs have a see-through middle section. It makes pretty sensible seeing the flowers and the stem & leaves. Available in different colours, they adorn your room like no other.

Conclusion
Online shops often confuse buyers with overwhelming choices, but not so at OneVeranda. We prefer displaying a few items per category which makes choosing easy. No more head spinning as you can easily decide and take your pick quickly.

AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW

The colour purple, is a colour of dreamers … A universe that No-Mad is particularly fond of. It loves to dive into the imaginary world and emerge full of new ideas. Purple, is the new colour which sets the tone for No-Mad.

With purple, one plays heads or tails… this colour and what it symbolizes are like a double edged sword. One loves it passionately or else one is capable of turning ones back to it. At No-Mad we at times subdue the harsh side of the colour to make it vibrate from the depth. We only opt for the positive side of the colour… The one that symbolizes sweetness and dream. Purple is therefore:

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*Spirituality

Isn’t purple, a colour of the 7th chakra, the crown chakra? The seat of accomplishment of a man, the one that connects with divine essence?

*Peace

This colour calms spirits and certain emotions; it also controls angers, anguish.

*Serenity

Purple brings calm, sweetness with at times a touch of melancholy. It also symbolizes the passage from life to death.

*Union

This colour is the fruit of the marriage of blue and red. It also closes the spectre of the rainbow.

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Coming soon…

Skin care advise from WILD EARTH

Having oily and dry skin come with their own share of woes. Oily skin comes with acne, pimples and other such problems while dry skin is more prone to wrinkles, flaking and aging faster. Given a choice, its better to have oily skin compared to dry skin. However, with proper care and regimen, dry skin can be tackled and its damaging effects controlled by a large extent.

Here are some of the magical ingredients to pep up your dry skin from Ayurveda traditions of India.

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Honey: Honey acts as a humectant, attracting moisture and sealing it in your skin. Use it with orange juice or curds to make a super moisturising pack for your face. Wash it after a few minutes to get super soft, supple skin. 

Chick Pea Flour Chick pea flour is a long-known ingredient for smooth, soft skin. Mix it with a little turmeric and milk and apply. Wash off after 20 minutes for best results.

Pulses
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Chocolate: Chocolate not only moisturises, imparts glow, provides antioxidants to your skin but it also promotes production of collagen which lends your skin elasticity. Mix cocoa powder with honey and olive oil to make a luxurious, moisturizing facial mask. The effects will reflect in the compliments you get post using this one regularly.

Fruits: Bananas and Avocados are not only good for your internal body but for your external body too. Mash a banana or scoop out pulp from an avocado, mix it with milk and honey and apply to face. A great mask for dry, peeling and scaling skin.

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coconut

Coconut Oil: This oil is a magic potion for dry skin. It acts as a cleanser, moisturiser, restorer and healer. Use it all over your body before a shower and you won’t need a moisturiser after your bath. Coconut oil protects against the sun, skin infections and eradicates skin flaking.

Apart from these, keeping showers short, using soap free cleansers, drinking plenty of water and eating lots of fruits & vegetables will keep your skin hydrated well. So, go on. Let your skin drink in all the moisture with the above tips and say goodbye to dry, parched skin. Do try our handmade body care products range from www.oneveranda.com

Contemporary Global Indian Luxury…

Contemporary Global Indian Luxury…

Oneveranda.com proposition blends modern contemporary influence with traditional craft culture, linking past with present and the future, providing a unique and eclectic experience that celebrates ‘contemporary global Indian luxury’.

Drama, Craftsmanship & Modernity…

Oneveranda.com will be a conduit for established and the best emerging talent from the world of Indian design. We celebrates the beauty of traditional Indian craftsmanship in a global luxury context, mixing traditional skill with contemporary forms to reflect a modern Indian sensibility. Our team brings the highest standard of hand-work and craftsmanship to every single piece, whilst emphasising simplicity of form, and a lightness of touch that makes each piece contemporary and relevant.

Drama, Craftsmanship & Modernity…

Contemporary Global Indian Luxury…

Oneveranda.com proposition blends modern contemporary influence with traditional craft culture, linking past with present and the future, providing a unique and eclectic experience that celebrates ‘contemporary global Indian luxury’.

Drama, Craftsmanship & Modernity…

Oneveranda.com will be a conduit for established and the best emerging talent from the world of Indian design. We celebrates the beauty of traditional Indian craftsmanship in a global luxury context, mixing traditional skill with contemporary forms to reflect a modern Indian sensibility. Our team brings the highest standard of hand-work and craftsmanship to every single piece, whilst emphasising simplicity of form, and a lightness of touch that makes each piece contemporary and relevant.