DharmaKarmaArts Earrings Giveaway + Artist Feature

Welcome! How are you?

Today we are visiting with Indira from DharmaKarmaArts on Etsy. Indira works with a variety of materials. Her creations share an organic feel and gorgeous rich colors. Click the banner below to visit her etsy shop. Please note that proceeds from DharmaKarmaArts are donated to Sukriti.org, an organization that assists physically handicapped children and adults in India.

Indira is also the new Thursday Giveaway sponsor. Find out about her fabulous prize and how to enter the random drawing at the end of this post. By the way, click on any of the featured images for more details about each piece. Now I'm going to get out of the way so that Indira can tell you a bit about herself and her art.

Indira: I have a career in higher education, a job I love. I work with lots of numbers which is fun most of the time. I am also passionately interested in and practice Indian astrology and yoga.

In my spare time I manage my online store selling arts and crafts hand made by me, the proceeds from which support handicapped children and adults through the Sukriti Social Foundation.

Indira: Many of my jewelry pieces are astrology based, designed to strengthen the positive influences of the planets in our lives. On Dec 20, 2009 along with the winter solstice another important celestial event took place. This was the transit of Jupiter from its sign of debilitation Capricorn to Aquarius. To commemorate Jupiter's transit I created this jewelry piece in golden swarovski crystals and pearls.

Indira: I paint in oils and in watercolor. I am self-taught in many of my crafts and what I did not learn myself, I learned from my mother.

Classic Elegance, Decorative Wooden Box by Indira

Indira: I left India a long time ago but India has not left me yet. My artistic creations in are inspired by Indian aesthetics, especially that of the the Tamil culture.

Green Trellis - sari art mixed media collage by Indira

Indira: I use the colors, materials that were part of my life growing up in India and which have informed and shaped my own idea of beauty in my artistic creations.

Indira: My creations are made with great care and I take great pride in my craftsmanship. I use high quality, natural materials in my jewelry products and artist grade color paints in the wall art. The silk in the wall art and the scarfs are top quality vintage hand loom Indian silk that I have collected over three decades.

Want to learn more about Indira's creations? Visit her blog, DharmaKarmaArts.blogspot.com. where she talks about everything from astrology to Indian culture and how they influence her art. On her FB fan page, facebook.com/Dharmakarmaarts, she introduces new shop items and shares her thoughts.

So what is the new random drawing?

On 4/8 one lucky winner will receive these lovely earrings from DharmaKarmaArts:

Indira: These earrings are made of 30mm silver foil lampwork coin beads and several swarovski crystal dangles. Each earring measures 1 1/2" in length from the top of the earwire. The earwires are sterling silver.

It is easy to enter this random drawing

Simply leave a comment on this blog before 1 a.m. (EST) on 4/3. 1 entry per person. This contest is open to USA & Canada addresses only. The earrings ship free to 1 lucky winner.

Many thanks to Indira for sponsoring this great giveaway! Also thank you for sharing your fantastic artwork & creative thoughts today. It has been a fascinating visit.

And thank you to all of you who leave a comment. Not only are you entering the random drawing, you are also sharing some useful feedback. Many Thursday Giveaway sponsors have mentioned that they really appreciate your observations and visits to their shops/blogs. So, give yourselves a pat on the back. Your words of encouragement really do make a difference.

Also, as long as your comments keep coming, new sponsors will too! So, thanks again to everyone - cheers!


  1. Beautiful earrings. And of course, Indira, I love your elephants.

  2. Great interview! I've always loved Indira's artwork.

  3. Great interview, I'm so glad to learn more about Indira. Thanks!

  4. What a talented artist...your work truly sings. Thanks for the great interview !!

  5. Indira, I love your art and all your colorful creations. Beautiful earrings too. Thanks for the great interview, Stacey.

  6. Indira, you are a lady of many talents! What a lovely sampling of your work. Thanks, Stacey, for yet another fascinating interview!

  7. terrific interview! and wow! multi-talented!!!! love the elephants and the charity she donates to!

    great giveaway!

  8. Amazing mixed media work, I just love it! Beautiful earrings too :).

  9. Hi Stacey,

    Thank you for this wonderful feature on my shop. You have made me and my work look so much better and your selections and the text are very flattering. Thank you again.

  10. Wow that piece 'transit of jupiter' is gorgeous.

  11. Wonderful interview and beautiful earrings. Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. Those are really nice earrings! Great mixed media, and really interesting interview. :)

  13. Her work is amazing!! Thank you for another fabulous interview! Those earrings are TDF!!!

  14. Fabulous work! This was great to look at.

  15. wonderful blog and fantastic etsy shop!!! hope you had a lovely time in india!! :)

  16. I'm a huge fan of Indira's designs, especially her earrings. It was great to read this interview and discover just how many different talents she has - impressive!

  17. I love the colors used in these earrings.


  18. Transit of Jupiter is just gorgeous. Everything you make is lovely, but that necklace really stands out. So glad your creations were featured.

  19. Hi Indira,

    I really love your work! Such Talent! My favorite is probably the Green Trellis painting & Transit of Jupiter.

    I also enjoyed reading your buttermilk drink blog post. Your description of the "westernization" of India brought to mind one of my favorite authors - Vandana Shiva - I'm sure you've heard of her. If not check her out. :)

    Annie - Fellow Etsy Veggie

  20. I love your work and I would love to these earrings.

  21. BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS!! I love the colors! And the earrings are fabulous!!

  22. Oh what beautiful work! I loved it all.