One of my favorite areas of the body to do henna is the forearm. Henna arm designs are really fun to do because you have a pretty smooth, obstruction-free canvas to work with. Here are two new henna arm designs that just came from my imagination. I hope you enjoy them!
This first design I was going for a modern Indian bridal mehndi concept but I made it shorter so it didn’t go down the rest of the hand.
And this second one is an Arabic floral design that would be perfect for a festival henna design. Festivals are coming up for the Michigan Henna Artist – time to make more henna paste! hehe
A few weeks ago I did these henna feet designs on myself here in good ol’ Ypsilanti, Michigan. The weather has been so lovely here the past few days so its a great time to do henna on my feet because I’ll be wearing flip flops to show them off.
I hope you enjoy them!
When you get a rich, red henna color stain, it’s supposed to symbolize love in your life. When brides get their bridal mehndi done, its best to sleep with the henna paste on the skin to ensure that deep red henna color. That red color is a traditional way to show the world how much her husband-to-be and in-laws love her. In life, I like to think of red always representing love because I try to only focus on the positive in life! <3 To spread positive vibes, here are some handmade items for you to enjoy that are just lovely
When I had my son, he loved to be held snuggly and close. This deep garnet red ring sling from BabyEtte is superwide for extra close snuggles (and security). I always preferred this sling design and I would suggest this one to any mom-to-be.. plus, how cute is this picture?!?
When we try to be more eco-friendly and walk to the farmer’s market, the store, post office etc. its always best to have the perfect backpack to put all your goodies in. That’s where ottobags come in! A sea foam-green waxed canvas bag with a perfect red strap accent is light enough to carry around everywhere but study enough to tote your special things.
Handmade red flower statement earrings by Sysimust are ideal to add a FABULOUS flair to your day! I just love the different mediums used : fabric, bronze and beads! What’s not to adore?
Glasshouse Designs brings us these cute beaded bobby pins that can take your simple, everyday hairstyle up a notch with incredible ease! Place this pins in your hair and you’ve amped up your look without taking a lot of time. .. because we can use all the extra time we can get.
Another great way to jazz up your everyday look is this rockabilly hair bow by Oh Honey Hush. The red and white striped design is just one of the dozens of designs available. I think I love them all.
This necklace by Dawning Light has a Moroccan henna design that is ornate and terrific. The design is really inspiring to me as a henna artist! Makes me want to get out a cone and do a detailed Moroccan pattern. She also added a “black diamond” bead to give it more drama.(and awesomeness)
A medium I have never been able to become skilled with is clay. I think we all have considered a clay hobby after that certain scene in Dirty Dancing *sigh*……… anyways….
I cannot form clay into anything other than a big squishy ball which makes me have a real admiration for very talented sculptors like Clay Lick Creek Pottery . This hand thrown bowl is made with red earthenware clay and dipped into a homemade majolica glaze. Its hand painted, glazed and fired in a kiln over and over until something like this perfect red poppy is created. wow..
Hope these red and lovely items fueled some creativity in your life today as they have in mine!
Henna really lends itself to the warm spectrum of colors – red, orange, brown and yellow. I’ll be featuring some great red, yellow and orange accessories to have for a Mehdni Party in different mediums today.
This handmade necklace by Chocolate Angel is such a yummy, warm honey yellow with such intricate detail in the tiny seed beads. It has a Moroccan feel which would go great with symmetrical Moroccan henna designs.
Amber browns, oranges and reds melding perfectly in this nice necklace by Beca’s Beaded Jewelry. I also really like the added beauty with the copper clasp at the ends.
Michele Buttons brings us a beautiful piece of art.. that can also be a reusable grocery tote bag! Seriously, can you think of a more lovely way to support your “green spirit” other than this? Made from 100% cotton canvas, this unique tote is great! You can have these for party favors at your mehndi party!
Whimsical and adorable, this handmade polymer clay pendant by Flowertown Originals is hung on a hand-braided cord as well. Super cute!
I was shocked (in a great way) to find out that these beautiful red floral beads were made by hand! Here’s how Blue Morning Expressions explains the creating process “My handmade polymer clay beads were created on a lemon yellow base, with yummy blue berry flowers, pink cherry and orange flowers and lime green wire wrapping woven in between the beads…Every polymer clay bead has been completely handcrafted and hand rolled and all the flowers have been added individually before baking.” bravo!!
If you are looking for something orange & fabulous for an upcoming mehndi party or Indian wedding, this pendant necklace by TartanHearts, inspired by The Hunger Games, is a great accent to add to any outfit.
And who doesn’t love bright red and orange poppies? They make me so happy when I see them … but pair them with a turquoise background and an antiqued chain you can see me do a happy dance! This necklace by Wear It Out! is one I would cherish in my collection. ( I’m sure you would, too)
That wraps it up for red and orange accessories (today, at least..) Hope you found some pieces that you adore.. I know I have!
Thursday I traveled to Saginaw, Michigan for a bridal appointment. I met the lovely bride-to-be, Fatima. She was so bubbly and fun. I really enjoyed the time we got to spend together as I did her bridal mehndi for her wedding. Here are the pictures from it.