It felt like it had been quite a while since I made a kundan rangoli and this time wanted to use colors which I hadn’t used before for a rangoli. So, here is a purple kundan rangoli made of rhinestones, decor beads, bead ball chain and a plastic sheet.
How to make a purple kundan rangoli – tutorial:
Take an OHP sheet and cut it out in the size required. (We will be trimming the excess sheet after the rangoli is completed.)
Glue a big white rhinestone at the center of the rangoli using fabric glue.
Set and glue tear drop purple rhinestones around the white center.
Between two purple stones, one white stone is glued as you can see here…
Glue bigger white tear drop stones on top of the purple ones and using purple bead ball chain, make an outline to highlight the pattern.
Between every two white outlined stones, one triple leaf orange rhinestone is glued. This is to add a different shade to the rangoli.
Decor beads in mild lavender shade are then glued on.
Next is making an outline with gold color bead ball chain – a round outline.
Two more rings with bead ball chains – one in purple and one in gold. This makes the rangoli look richer.
The pattern below was made using purple and orange rhinestones in different shapes.
When I started this outer pattern, I intended to make it using the round purple stones only…. but as it turned out, I was all out of purple stones! So I then took some tear drop purple stones and tried to make a symmetric pattern using round and tear drop ones… but then, I was still short of a couple of stones to complete the circle. And then, there were some orange stones to the rescue – so here is the pattern that finally felt satisfactory. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention!
One final outline using gold bead ball chain… the finishing touch!
Here is a full view of the rangoli….