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Crafting for Livelihood – 5th MARCH 2016, Mumbai

Belated Happy Women’s Day, people!!

In the nick of time before International Women’s Day, I had the chance to be part of an event organized by iVolunteer, called Crafting for Livelihood on Saturday 5th March at Vile Parle from 10 am to 1 pm, which saw several other volunteers like me, channel their hidden creativity and create some of fine jewellery like earrings and neck pieces using beads, threads and paper- yeah that’s right , paper !! You’ve got to take a look at this to believe it



Earrings made with hoops and embellished with beads

The jewellery made by us was sent to Self Help Groups (SHG’s) and the money that would be raised by the sale of these, will be given to women hailing from low income group.
iVolunteer admins-Thryza Dow and Shruti Limaye kick-started the event with a basic introductory orientation which had all the volunteers interact with each other and were briefed with what kind of jewellery we would be making. The activities were divided into 3 categories:

• Making Earrings
• Making Neck pieces
• Making jewellery using the art of Quilling

For those of you, who are unaware about what Quilling is (welcome to the club!! It was the first time I had heard of the word too) here’s an intro –

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.(source – Wikipedia)
So here’s a picture of the Slotted Tool (the tool which holds the paper while curling it)


Using the slotted tool and their imagination, here are a few creations by our volunteers

A bunch of materials was provided, from which the volunteers could take their pick and create designs. The admins- Thryza and Shruti, were around to lend us a helping hand.

We saw volunteers from all age groups.Take a look at our enthusiastic volunteers

Our volunteer from across the globe

Our WALL OF FAME post 3 glorious hours


Special thanks to our photographer Eesha Shirke who for a change is in front of the camera (Love the awesome pictures Eesha!!!)



Wrapping up a wonderful morning, hoping to raise loads of money for a good cause,
It’s Team iVolunteer saying CHEEEEEESE!!

We would love to thank our Volunteer – Deepti Anil for contributing to our blog and spreading the message of Volunteerism!


One reply on “Crafting for Livelihood – 5th MARCH 2016, Mumbai”

This is excellent! Never had heard about Quilling before… The concept seems sustainable and very ergonomic… Brilliant to see the volunteers contribute towards a noble cause – its a win win combination!


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