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Kalire is a something that a bride wears during a wedding ceremony. It is part of the wedding tradition and has it's own significance. It's brightly coloured and adds to the bride's over all look during her wedding. Kalire for a bride is something special and is often looked forward by the bride.
We will begin by taking three different sizes of bottles that we would use merely as moulds to shape the kalire. Make sure the height of the moulds are not more that 2” in height. Grease only about 2” of the bottles from their base with oil from the outside. Tear strips of newspaper and stick it all over the bottle, the part that has been greased only. You need to make 6 such paper moulds to form the kalire for both the hands. Once these are done leave them to dry completely.
Once the paper moulds have dried, demould them, you will get dome shaped moulds. Get rid of any excess newspaper bits that might appear around the paper moulds for a good finished look.
Paint on the paper moulds with Acrylic Colour White 27 and leave them to dry completely. This will give it a finished and even look.
Paint these papers mould with a second coat of Pearl Metallic Gold 352 to get that glittery gleaming look.
It's time to give shape and look to the kalires, start by piercing holes on the top part of each of the moulds.
Take the zardosi nakshi and wind it in a circular manner on the top portion of the paper moulds with Fabric Glue and keep it aside to dry off completely.
The most fancy part comes now when you can decorate the kalires with ornamental stones and dangle the colourful beads on the bottom edges with Fabric Glue.
Having learnt how to make a kalire in this project we are sure it would encourage and inspire you to make them for close friends and family when the occasion demands
Fevicryl Acrylic Colour - White 27, Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Pearl Metallic - Gold 352, Fevicryl Fabric Glue, Fevicol MR, Fine Art Brushes, Recycled Newspaper, Ornamental Stones, Small Sized Colourful Beads, Half Cut Pearls, Needle & Thread, Three Different Sized Bottles, Oil, Zardosi / Zardozi Nakshi (Red And Golden Colour), Readymade Latkens Of Beads.