The previous kundan diya tutorial evoked a good response and I was asked to add a few more such designs… So here goes – a floating kundan diya made using different materials in shades of green. As always, a tutorial follows!
How to make a Kundan Diya – Tutorial:
- Craft foam sheet
- Rhinestones in chosen colors
- Flat back dull gold beads (small ones)
- Flat back pearl beads
Cut out the craft foam in the shape of a ring. For clear steps on this, check out this link. The hole at the center should be cut out such that a tea-light candle fits in well.
We first start by gluing on a ring of flat back pearls. I’ve used fabric glue for this project.
We next glue on a few dull gold (small) beads between two pearl ones as shown.
A ring of bigger round rhinestones in dark green color are glued on. The rings of beads aren’t glued too close as can be seen.
For a change, have used square shaped rhinestones for this project to make a different design (similar to a pookalam design).
Followed by one more ring of square rhinestones in a darker green shade and this completes the rings for the kundan diya.
Allow the glue to dry well. The completed kundan diya is here!
You can now set a tea-light candle in the center and set it afloat!