Lotus Mask Earringssold:)
glass seed beads, crystal beads, metal fixtures, beading thread.
8.5cm x 3.5cm
In today’s context, the mask has become an object of great importance and is very much a part of everyday life. Sharmini has designed and created these earrings to pay homage to this humble object, which is a symbol of protection. The lotus flower design which adorns the mask shape, represents resilience.
This work was made primarily with glass “Delica” seed beads. Cylindrical in shape, the beads interlock evenly when woven using the peyote technique of off-loom bead weaving. The result is a fabric-like patterned surface. Every square inch contains nearly three hundred beads.