- 6 mm round beads,
- 10 mm / ss 47 Preciosa or glass round cabochon – rivoli,
- Miyuki round seed beads 15/0,
- Miyuki round seed beads 11/0,
- thin beading needle,
- 0.12 mm (6LB) Fireline,
- bead mat,
- thread burner or scissors.
Size of the ﬁnished piece of beadwork: 3 x 3 x 2.5 cm / 1.18 x 1.18 x 1 inch.
Buying this tutorial enables you to ﬁnish the jewel for personal use and also to sell the ﬁnished product.
KEEP IN MIND!
The diagrams and written instructions are clear and easy to follow, but remember, that you are always only a mail away from me if you need more help or have problem with finding the right material.
The name of this design – “Tarak” – comes from the Hindi word “taara”, in the beautiful original writing “तारा” and it means “star”.
On a month-long journey in 2011 to India we visited Rajahstan: the land of Maharajas and Maharanis, with fortresses and palaces straight from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights. The hillside stronghold of Taragarh or Star Fort in the little village of Bundi is deﬁnitely among the most interesting one.
It was constructed in 1354, but nowadays most of it together with its three entrance gateways, is in ruins. During its golden age tunnels were crisscrossing the entire hillside, but are now inaccessible. The fortress itself is still open to visitors, however, its huge water reservoirs are now full of opalic, dirty water and are infested by snakes.
The rooms of the citadel provide home to numerous monkeys, which have no respect for the proud walls reminding us of the long gone, victorious years. The Taragarh could easily be used as background to Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, and only the most determinated travelers dare to enter. During daytime there are travelers wandering around the halls, but all of them return to the village before sunset.
The old fortress is left to the nature to finally overtake the unclimbable bastions.