How to make pistachio shell birds

To make these little pistachio shell birds, I have to take you back to my previous post, the crab. Surprised? Actually the leftovers of the plastic straws that I used in making the crab are used up here. Here are the materials used in the pistachio shell birds: pistachio shells (of course!) pieces of plastic... Continue Reading →

Walnut Shell Embossing – Must Try

Here's something new - walnut shell embossing, using my own technique. If you read my previous post, Walnut Shell Emoticons for Christmas Cheer , you already know a little bit about it. That was my first experiment with embossing on a walnut shell. This time, I have tried to explore further possibilities and the results are... Continue Reading →

The Walnut Shell Minions are Here!

When my friend, Swarnali, suggested I make Walnut Shell Minions, I promptly agreed. But it turned out to be quite a challenge. I spent days thinking about how to make the arms and legs, their peculiar eyes, and most importantly, the clothes. Finally, I used lots of tape and other things: Materials I used to... Continue Reading →

Nut Shell Craft Inspired by Lord Ganesha

It is the grand festival of Lord Ganesha, perhaps one of the most loved Hindu Gods of our times. He is also loved by artists all over the world and is, perhaps, the most artistically rendered.  Lord Ganesha Prayer Shloka in Sanskrit वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ । निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥ Vakra-Tunndda... Continue Reading →

Walnut Shell Pendants – Mandala Art

Walnut shell pendants can be made simply by painting on one half of the shell, right? Well, you're almost there. There's just a little more to it.  What I used to make these walnut shell pendants: My imagination Walnut shell halves Marker pen (to sketch the pattern) Acrylic colors Varnish Jewelry findings Mandala art First... Continue Reading →

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