This one is dedicated to Rashmi :), a self proclaimed bangle lover!
As for me, I was not particularly attracted to adorning anything on my wrists. My mum even quipped saying they look too flat as i never wore bangles (which according to her rounded them off - lol!)
Hailing from the southern part of India, it was gold that took priority. And if at all some glass bangles. But marrying into the North India community, opened up a whole new world of bangles, that i never knew existed!
Here is my latest tryst with it - As you can see, I have filled it up to the brim as I couldnt have enough :p
My marriage necessitates me to wear bangles that have either Iron or Mud in it, per the rituals. (at least one on each hand all time - I try to stick to it more while at my in-laws')
The bangle vendors out there custom make the combinations according to your taste, outfit and affordability. What you see above is something I got custom-combined for my ghagra - which had a maroon base with pretty much all colored little glitters on it - and thus the plethora of colors you see.
And boy! you must see the bangle-vendor making it - artists hands at work! (Will capture it on video next time!)
|Reds and Oranges|
|Bangles and Boxes|
2 - Some random picks sometime back
3 - Recent adds - Orange is one of my favourites! was matched with my saree I wore for a Pooja; The dark maroon ones towards extreme right was again matched to a lovely golden maroon Kancheevaram I wore for a family wedding
4 - My all-time fav (as of now!) matched to my multi-colored lehenga that I wore for a family wedding again
Those bangle boxes numbered 2 and 3 were a chance find at a local supermarket (think Reliance!) - and the last ones of course! (saving the best for last as they say)
So, there - although I dont wear them often enough, I definitely go crazy when I get to the shop! Shall capture a video for sure this next time.