DIY gota patti jewelry is all the rage for mehendi ceremonies. The wonderful and affordable style looks beautiful on Indian brides and blends well with ethnic apparel. The best part about gota patti jewellery is is that you don’t have to spend hours scouring the markets to find the perfect design and you can simply create one customized to your needs. Here’s a quick guide to help you create your own gota patti jewelry with minimal effort. Rope in your friends and cousins to craft some pieces for everyone.
Browse through gota styles online or walk through a shopping hub such as Kinari Bazaar at Chandni Chowk to select inspirations for your personalized design. Follow our quick guide to piece together some gorgeous designs:
- Create a basic toolkit that will include a few needles, colourful threads, colourless permanent adhesive and scissors. You can also add hairpins, safety pins and other accessories that can be used to create utility.
- Buy some gota motifs in bulk. These could include shapes and designs of your choice from floral or paisley designs to geometrical patterns. You can make your jewellery versatile by mixing golden and silver coloured gota with beads and fabrics.
- Bring together other interesting materials like pom poms in different colours, tassels, pearls, borders and flowers. A quick tip is to keep the overall material’s uniform so that the pieces can look like part of a full set.
- For designing a maang tikka, take the string and cut it 6 cm lengthwise. Use one end to paste a big gota flower using the adhesive. If you want it to be an elaborate design, you can paste small flowers at intervals along the string. You could also cut two strings of 4 cm each and paste them perpendicular to the 6 cm string. Paste small gota elements or colored pom pom all along to create a Mathapatti and enhance it by pasting a bigger pattern at the joint.
- Here’s a fun step by step tutorial guide to understand the process.
- To make earrings, you need to use silver/metal wires for support. Cut two strings for 3 cm each. Bend the wire to make a C. Paste a gota patti design at one end of both the strings and your earrings are ready. Here’s a bunch of inspirations for gota earrings that you can use to design your pieces.
- Other gota accessories such as bracelets and necklaces are relatively easier to construct, using thick gota patti borders and embellishments. Gotapatti bangles also make for a great mehendi giveaway to bridesmaids!