So, the "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" song got to us as well and we began to see a peculiar rhythm in irrelated things and found that by putting them together in a catchy, energetic way we could actual...
So, the "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" song got to us as well and we began to see a peculiar rhythm in irrelated things and found that by putting them together in a catchy, energetic way we could actually bring about a light and lovely ornament that would set our foot tapping to the music of our bohemian heart.
A conventional kanbala gets a swinging arch of an envelope, bordered by a continuous series of matchsticks. The rough-hewn studs, central drop, and the drop at the bottom all share a similar pierced-flower motif, but with variation. The slightly perforated pattern sees a pad-pineapple-pad-pineapple beat (the insufferable habit of abbreviating everything doing us in and reducing the paradisic padma to 'pad'), the tempo of which is strongest in the middle and thins out towards the tapering sides.
The combination workmanship involves the pattern first being beaten into being, then chased to realise it in half-relief, and finally, pierced for a lace-like effect. Created entirely by hand in soft yellow 22K gold and given a rustic finish and polish, this dressy earring may well not push "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" off the charts but it certainly allowed us to put together lotuses, matchsticks and pineapples in a certain order that shaped up into an attractive, carefree kanbala, without the accompanying silliness.
Wear it ; have fun ; and if you feel the urge to dance, you know why.