Hello all! Happy Fall! It’s this time of the year that I am so happy to be a henna artist in Michigan because I get enjoy this beautiful fall weather. When I was a henna artist in Orlando, Florida working at Universal Studios, the people were always so fun because they were on vacation, but after a long, hot summer I need a cool Fall and chilly Winter but living in Florida, you don’t get fun season changes . Being a henna artist in Michigan , specifically Ypsilanti, Michigan is what I love.
Today I met a lovely client who wanted to pamper herself so she booked a private appointment at the henna salon. She requested fun, floral designs with vines for the tops of her hands and the tops of her feet . This was her first time having henna applied so before her appointment she read the FAQ – frequently asked questions about henna and how to prepare for her appointment.
Here are the photos of her henna on the tops of her hands and feet.
This past week has been vey busy with henna parties. One of my favorites was a Mehndi Sangeet party in Ann Arbor at the Sheridan Hotel. I love the jewel tones at a Mehndi Sangeet party . Here are a few pictures of the henna we did:Read More
Hello all! Spring is in full swing here in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I will do a post on just the outdoor gardening work I have been up to soon. Right now I have some pictures of henna tattoos on the foot to share. I love henna tattoos on the feet because they get really dark red / brown and last for 2 weeks.Read More
Bridal Henna in Michigan
I met with a great bride-to-be today at my henna salon. She’s marrying her fiance in Mackinaw Island and came to Ypsilanti first to have her bridal henna for her wedding. She really liked the paisley / floral design for the top of her arms. Here are the pics. I can’t wait to see the photos from her wedding.
Hello all! I had a lovely model in the henna salon and photo studio for a few moments to showcase some simple bridal henna designs on her hands. There is a photography studio set up at my henna salon at all times. When you get your henna done, you can get pics taken for free! I’ll email them to you so you can have professional photos taken of your special henna design.
I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did doing them.
Here’s Stacey’s Bridal Henna – a lovely bride having a destination wedding in Hawaii. She wanted simple and sweet bridal henna for her wedding. She came to my henna salon to have her bridal henna applied and I got to meet her nice fiance. They make a cute couple. Here’s the pics! Enjoy
Indian Bridal Henna Michigan – Mehndi Party
Hello! I just got back from my trip to KawKawlin, Michigan to do Indian Bridal Henna for a very sweet bride whose destination wedding is to Jamaica. She wanted elaborate Indian mehndi from her elbows to finger tips on the palm side and elaborate but less intricate design on the back of her hands. She also wanted to incorporate the peacock in her design. I also did her feet with pretty flowers and paisleys. I love the way it came out! I hope you like it, too.
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!
For weddings, its very popular to have peacock henna designs on the bride’s hands and arms. I have done many bridal mehndi designs involving peacocks and brides just love it. Peacock artwork has always been very alluring to me so I have compiled some peacock artwork in varying mediums. Enjoy this wide range of talent!
First we have Karen’s Fine Art print of an original oil painting of hers. Look at how vibrant those colors are and how much movement is captured! Her painting is described in this way : “Karen’s oil paintings express her appreciation of nature with a simple intimacy that conveys a quiet emotion and a gentle strength. A versatile impressionist, her forte is plein air landscape. With a subtle play of light, color, and composition, her paintings have a moving sculptural quality.”
We move from literal interpretation of the beautiful peacock to an abstract representation with these gorgeous statement earrings by mint lilly . “Elegance, romance and simplicity. Vintage and nature inspired hand crafted jewelry ” is the description given for these decadent jewels and I think there’s no better way to describe them.
When I stumbled upon this peacock hobo bag by Erica Maree I was stunned at the elaborate embroidery and design. The colors are so vivid! I would just love to own this bag…
This collar with peacock feathers and hand painted Viennese lace with a brooch and copper studs by Haus of Mirth is a total show-stopper! Walk into any event wearing this and you will have the most unique accessory (as well as the most coveted).
Katy Marie Creations has crafted these killer peacock-blue swirled polymer clay gauged earrings that make me seriously reconsider having just regular (boring) ear piercings.. I mean how awesome are these?! I love the curves and design of them. They are two pieces of artwork that mimic a fantastical version of a peacock feather that you can wear as earrings! Yowza!
Let’s get serious about having fun here. Take a good look at the amazing details of this Peacock Queene costume by Fairy Nana Land. From the whimsical peacock feather head piece and the velvet choker to the hand-stitched belted bodice and detachable silk train you have a handmade, unique peacock costume that is the best one I have ever seen. Amazing craftsmanship.
Would you like to rest your pretty head on some lovely artwork? Sure – we all would. This pillow cover from Pictorial Boom is designed with a print reproduced from an original painting of his. Its just adorable and super cute! The colors are perfect and I really like the henna design quality it has.
We all love TOMS shoes and the great cause that each purchase goes towards- but what if you could have a pair of TOMS and the donation to needy children PLUS a custom piece of artwork designed JUST FOR YOU? Well…. you can thanks to B Street Shoes . Each shoe pattern is custom designed for YOU, in your size, color and specification. This is a pair with glitter and hand painted peacock feathers.. could you get any better than that?
This peacock-blue Rivoli Swarovski Crystal bracelet by Ts Studio Jewelry would be a stunning addition to your jewelry collection. Look at the depth of color in the stones and the juxtaposition against the pure silver color of the setting. eep! so lovely..
Sofisticata offers a great way to jazz up ANY shoe with these “pearl and peacock” shoe clips. Add them to heels in the front, back, strap or the side to get a completely customized look. Great accessory for a glam Indian wedding, too!
Handmade from brass stamping and plated with silver, we have this beautifully designed pendant necklace of two peacocks in perfect symmetry by rossana. There’s something about the delicate balance of this piece that gives me a peaceful sense of calm. Wonderfully done..
From literal to whimsical and everywhere in between! I hope you enjoyed this selection of peacock art – I know I have.Read More
Henna clothing – clothes with mehndi & henna print! Could there be a better way to show off your love of henna? – I think not! With these amazing henna clothing items, your love of henna doesn’t have to fade after 2 weeks! It can last forever <3
From Cyveroptix, see these henna style ties for your man! Perfect accent to a Mehndi Ceremony or even a wedding reception.
From Meg Stang , these adorable hand painted henna shoes are perfect for everyday wear to say to the world “I LOVE HENNA!”
From V.O. CLOTHING, this sexy henna inspired asymmetrical top is ideal for going out with your girlfriends for a night .. rrawr!
So there you have it! Three great new henna clothing items – one for your man, one for everyday and one for a great party! Look for more henna inspired clothing items soon!
Here is the video for my recent Arabic style mehndi on my hand.
Arabic henna videoRead More
Mehndi I did on my hand today. I also made a henna video of this design. I like designs on my hand to feature flowers and paisleys. I don’t think that’s a surprise =-)
Bridal henna in Michigan
Bridal Henna in Michigan
Here are a few new bridal henna designs that are original designs I created. I did a video recording of these 4 arm designs that I will upload to YouTube soon and post here, too.
Meanwhile, here are the still photos I took. The designs are a mix between Indian and Arabic styles. I love to blend the two styles to make a beautiful work of art.
Here in Ann Arbor, the weather has been so nice. I am thoroughly enjoying this fall weather.Read More
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.
Today, I met with the lovely Natalia to do a henna photo shoot. She was an amazing model and I just loved every minute of getting to work with her.
The two designs on her hands were inspired by the book “Traditional Mehndi Designs” by Dorine Van Den Beukel. Her feet are original designs by me .
Today I did three new bridal henna designs. These are original designs. They each took about 35 minutes to do. I really love doing intricate work. It really lets me be more involved in each piece.
From The Henna Page
“For the bride, the mehndi (henna) day is a very important day. The house is decorated with flowers and filled with friends and family members and there is music and dancing. The bride’s feet and palms are decorated with beautiful, intricate henna designs. As the henna artwork signifies the strength of love in a marriage, the bride makes an effort to keep it on as long as possible. The function ends with friends and family sitting down to
an extravagant dinner”