Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Let's get ready for Diwali

It's that time of year again and henna is appropriate for just about every celebration. I created this video per viewer request. I created the design myself and it will be featured in an upcoming ebook. I love the double mandala connected by dainty jewelry like chains.

Hope you enjoy and Happy Holidays!



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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sojat Supreme Rajasthani Henna Powder


After many many many months of testing she's ready! Sojat Supreme is my very own henna powder, milled just how I like it, stringy, and stains super dark. This stuff is super smooth and drapes like a dream. 


Over the years I've sampled henna powders from all over SE Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Each henna from each region has a unique consistency. When I was dreaming about the perfect henna powder I needed the stringy texture of Morocco, the stability of the Punjab Region, and the rich stains of the Middle East. My dream came true in the form of Sojat Supreme, a henna powder from Sojat Rajasthan India.

In addition to my testing I sent this amazing powder out to several other artists to try. Below are their results. 

 
So here are the specs...
Sojat Supreme 2014 Spring Crop
Lawsone Dye Content 2.73%
Harvested Rajasthan India
Triple Sifted
Free from chemicals and artificial dyes

Sojat Supreme is available in my etsy shop

Friday, September 5, 2014

Who hasn't seen or applied this henna design yet?

Finally a tutorial by yours truly! There are several variations of this design floating around the webs, but I took a my copy from @hudabeauty on instagram. I'd like to give credit to @hennabydivya who I was told is the original designer of this pattern, it was lots of fun to apply and has been insanely popular with my customers. I've altered this design slightly a few times on some of my clients, it has a very "gulfy" look and feel to it.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Henna for Holi

I'm a little late with this post, but wanted to share this henna design I created for Holi (the Hindu festival of colors). By request I put this fun design together. The video was uploaded to youtube prior to the holiday, and I hope viewers who are observing Holi had the opportunity to utilize the design I created. What do you think? Please leave your comments and subscribe to my youtube channel.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mehndi Mela eBook


Mehndi Mela is now available! I know it's two weeks late, but I just don't put any old designs in my ebooks. Mehndi Mela is a celebration of body art. The designs start quite simple and grow into elaborate designs for the most special of occasions. I'm so excited to share this labor of love with you. Most of the designs are Indian style, but you'll find fusion pieces from Morocco and Khaleegy inspired pieces as well.

Inside you'll find 20 pages of hand, feet, and motifs for you to place anywhere you'd like. Includes designs for all application levels, but most designs fall in the intermediate range.

Hands 30 patterns
Feet 10 patterns 
Motifs 28 pieces

Click here to purchase your very own copy of Mehndi Mela 


  



Monday, March 3, 2014

Sudanese Henna Pattern Book

One of my local long time customers sent me this awesome henna design book from Sudan. I can't wait to start applying some of these awesome designs, you'll see a video soon. I wanted to share this gift with all of you. I scanned all of the pages including the front and back cover. The pages are tissue paper thin so preserving this little book is a must. Enjoy! 

Thank you Pat, for sharing this wonderful gift with me. 


Feel free to save and print the pages below. All I ask is that you do not reproduce these and sell them or watermark them, and please link back to this blog if you use the designs. 




Thursday, February 20, 2014

Fun Henna Motifs in Minutes

You can create a fun and detailed henna motif in just minutes. Quick motifs are great for festivals, henna parties, or henna beginner classes. I really enjoy creating these fun pieces. You can find several Indian style henna motifs in my new ebook Mehndi Mela including the design in the video below. Enjoy!

Tried this design? Tag me on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #freehandmehndi