In every bazaar or market, you'll find women sitting and trying on various rhinestone and mirror studded bangles. Indian women are rarely seen without them!
|From glass and metal|
|To silk threaded ones|
At eco-lodge Apani Dhani in Nawalgarh, you can help the local community by participating in a bangle making workshop they offer to guests of the lodge. We watched as a couple from Spain tried their hand at rolling, heating and creating hand crafted souvenirs for friends and family.
Here's the process:
|A tree resin is heated with pre-mixed colors|
|The resin is rolled to the desired thickness|
|After cutting and shaping, a metal ring is placed for reinforcement|
|Placed on a cylinder it is heated again to attach the metal to the resin|
|It is then rolled until smooth|