Edgy, Rustic and Bohemian: This Kolkata Artist’s Jewellery Is Wearable Art

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    What Makes It Awesome

    Want some really unique accessories? Pick up jewellery handcrafted with recycled and upcycled materials by city artist Shohini Gupta. Her work really pushes the boundaries of creativity.

    Shohini uses materials like papier mache, old and broken jewellery, fabric, beads, copper and brass to create imperfectly beautiful art in the form of earrings, pendants and necklaces. Be it danglers and hoops made out of copper and beads or brass pendants with leather cords or Africa-inspired fabric chokers or necklaces made of corals, shells and small conches, Shohini’s jewellery exudes an eccentric charm. Pisces and Bashonti are two of her very popular collections. While the former comprises fish-shaped copper pendants with coral chips, lava stones, brass washers, suede ribbons and leather cords. The latter is a collection of hand forged copper jewellery, inscribed with Bengali phrases - an ode to the many springs spent in Shantiniketan, where music and poetry of Tagore became one with the vibrant hues of nature. 

    Presently, Shohini is busy churning out handmade upcycled fabric earrings in bright hues and unconventional patterns. These earrings can really take your WFH fashion game several notches up.

    What Could Be Better

    Shohini’s artistic sensibilities are so inspirational that I wish she made more than just jewellery. I would love to see her art translate into more wearable accessories.

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