After being housebound during a recent bout of flu, I found my hands itching for a creative inspiration. Right now I’m obsessed with Mughal style gemstone jewellery but wanted to put my own spin on the designs. Here’s how I was drawn back into jewellery making after a 4-year hiatus.

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After stringing up my gemstones I was still undecided on design. To help me decide, so laid the variations down side by side and then settled on the middle design.

Here’s the final necklace: seed pearls, green jade, dyed pink jade and agate centre-piece.

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