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Hello! Welcome, Namaste, Bienvenidos to Bunderlai Studio!

I am thrilled to be a part of this fantastic community of talented artists called Etsy. The magic of virtual space allows us to share our passions with you globally. I very humbly call myself an "artist", but I'm most definitely a teacher and student attracted to all things colorful. For 3 decades, this passion has taken me through many amazing adventures.

It is these circles of life that you see expressed in my Lailala bangles. Every piece you see is designed and made with a great deal of patience and paint. The bracelets all begin with a wooden bangle blank made from either lightweight cedar, mango, haldu or other exotic, non-endangered species of wood. Each circle is a one-of-a-kind, completely unique and original piece of art; they are all different. Each Lailala bangle is numbered…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 18
  • Joined January 1, 2010

Favorite materials

crystals, gemstones, india ink, glass, wood, fabric, paper, leather, gold leaf, silver leaf, nontoxic paint, natural materials

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About

Hello! Welcome, Namaste, Bienvenidos to Bunderlai Studio!

I am thrilled to be a part of this fantastic community of talented artists called Etsy. The magic of virtual space allows us to share our passions with you globally. I very humbly call myself an "artist", but I'm most definitely a teacher and student attracted to all things colorful. For 3 decades, this passion has taken me through many amazing adventures.

It is these circles of life that you see expressed in my Lailala bangles. Every piece you see is designed and made with a great deal of patience and paint. The bracelets all begin with a wooden bangle blank made from either lightweight cedar, mango, haldu or other exotic, non-endangered species of wood. Each circle is a one-of-a-kind, completely unique and original piece of art; they are all different. Each Lailala bangle is numbered and signed on the inside to represent its uniqueness.

My other commitment is salvaging great pieces of furniture and breathing new life into them. Imagine transforming one of those pieces, sadly sitting in the dark corner, dying, collecting dust, waiting to be brought to life with a vengeance! These articles become extraordinary elements after colors are cautiously formed into abstracts, landscapes and other decorative paintings. Cabinets, doors, stools, boxes..... tables, chairs are transformed into joyful, keepsakes.

My inspiration comes from all kinds of things: tattoos, Mendhi/henna, nature, juxtapositioned colors, travels, other cultures, other artists, children, words, emotions, textiles, and merely thinking outside myself. I honestly believe in the goodness and nurturing power of colors, patterns, of beauty and kindness. Every time I stretch my mind into a new idea, it never quite goes back to its original state.

I welcome commissions. Imagine a custom piece, made just for you? A wedding bangle? Perhaps mermaids? A chair to match your decor or logo? A cherished table transformed into an incredible, new-again, useful surface? Limitless. Endless. Possibilities everywhere.

Thank you for reading about me. I hope you will enjoy my musings as much as I love creating them. Surrounding yourself with color enriches life beautifully.

Peace,

Bunderlai


all art and images copyright by Bunderlai Souto-Dunham, LLC Mixed Media Artist

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