Spotlight Feature : Minou Bazaar
Indian Inspired, Vintage and New Handcrafted Jewelry
My name is Meenoo and I have been hooked to designing and making jewelry ever since I learned how to do my first loop. As an Indian-American, I have been always surrounded by amazing jewelry my whole life, worn for special occasions as well as everyday. I believe jewelry should be worn everyday, it will improve your mood, I promise.
I make beautiful and imaginative jewelry inspired by the fabulous bazaars and markets of India. I am inspired by color, nature, history, literature, and of course the shiny and sparkly. I also make jewelry for elephant and peacock enthusiasts. I love using vintage Indian bits and pieces of broken or neglected findings and combining them with Lucite, glass, crystals, and gemstones to create something new. I take great care and time in choosing shapes, patterns, and colors that remind me in some way of India and South Asia and its endless source of inspiration. Sometimes I make traditional pieces, but most often I like to mix things up to create something reminiscent of India.