I’ve been fond of wearing jewelry since my college days – it’s something I’ve gotten from my mother. At the time, I was always wearing color-coordinated necklace sets made of semi-precious stones. Women older to me were always decked in the best of jewelry, be it Gold and Diamonds, or Crystal. I yearned to wear neck pieces like those, but it’s out of bound for the regular college goer.
Marriages were the only time I’d get a chance to wear precious jewelry, and I’d make the most of it; even for mine! ;) The routine of it going back into the locker followed, which was always a buzzkill. What’s the point of having jewelry which you can’t wear regularly, right?
I was a housewife at the time, and my daily chores included cooking and housework. I was looking for a change from the monotony when my friend told me about a jewelry making class. I started going when my son was in school.
My teacher taught me the basics with beads, and I practiced at home. It became my hobby, and was as good as meditation, if not better!
I remember going shopping one day, and I passed the Swarovski store, only to take a few steps back. On display was a stunning Graded Crystal necklace that was worth something in 5 figures, and is usually out of bounds for many people; it was for me too, and I walked away, reluctantly. I thought to myself about the sheer number of people that have gone through the same heart-crushing experience, and wanted to do something to change this. Click! That’s when I thought of making Swarovski the main medium of my jewelry. The start was tough, since the raw materials are considerably expensive, but there was no comparison between what I was churning out now, and before; also, the prices are a fraction of the cost. I called a few close friends to have a look, and the feedback that I got was so good, that I decided to start a label that goes by my name – Omena’s. I’ve never looked back since.
I have now added semi-precious stones, and Indian motifs to the lineup. Omena’s is now a label with multiple product categories, made with different materials, and caters to a much wider target audience.
Each piece is hand-crafted by me
High quality material used – Swarovski Crystal, Pearl, Semi-Precious Stones, and Indian Motifs
Availability of raw material
Courier/transport across India/Globe
Rani Haar – Gold Swarovski Pearl
Bracelets in Aurora Borealis Swarovski Crytal
Tassel Earrings in Lilac Swarovski Crystal
Temple Jewelry – Ganpati
Rakhees in Swarovski Crystal
Bracelets and Bangles
Bar accessories such as Stirrers made with Borosil Glass embellished with Swarovski Crystal, and wine/bottle charms
Banarasi Silk Stoles embellished with Swarovski Crystal
Anklets and Foot Jewelry
Cotton-Silk Cellphone Pouches
Exciting Experiences/Proud Moments
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Wedding favors supplied (Stirrer Sets) for a destination wedding in Goa.
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