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 →

Cute Little Piggy Face

So, next comes a cute little piggy face made of walnut and pistachio shells. How did I make it? Pretty obvious from this picture, isn't it? Here's what I used to make this piggy face: One half of a walnut-shell Two pistachio shells for the ears Two buttons for the snout Acrylic colors Varnish for... Continue Reading →

DIY Baby Penguins

These little fellas came to visit me this morning. You guessed right, they are baby penguins and as you can see, they are very easy to make with walnut and pistachio shells. ad: Farm fresh walnuts in shells Here's how to make cute baby penguins. What I used my imagination (first and foremost) walnut shells... Continue Reading →

DIY Pistachio Shell Earrings

My very first experiment with nut shells was to make earrings out of pistachio shells. I love eating pistachios. Though they are a bit expensive, they are a very healthy food, nutritionally dense. According to the Wikipedia, the pistachio is a desert plant, a member of thee cashew family. The pistachio shells split naturally a look... Continue Reading →

Nut shells, more specifically, walnut shells and pistachio shells, are versatile. You can make many beautiful items using them. I have made a few that are much liked by my friends and colleagues. Many of them asked me to make videos showing how I make them, but I figured that photos are more than enough.... Continue Reading →

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