of the community: Daukeli,
Ferozabad, Uttar Pradesh
Name of the local entrepreneur/NGO/master
Number of artisan:
About the group:
Ferozabad, in Uttar Pradesh, is famous for the glass work.
A local entrepreneur, Pranay is working here with around 50
artisans who are engaged in making glass beads based finely
crafted handicrafts like bangles, bracelets, necklaces, etc.
These artisans mainly belong to the backward class and their
socioeconomic condition is poor. Though they have the traditional
knowledge and skills they lack marketing competencies. CFM
Market Linkages provides design inputs which the artisans
convert into final products.
The creation of beads involves a great deal
of imagination, creativity and dexterity. Glass is transformed
into beads that are of various shapes and sizes. A bead may
be decorated in various ways. It could be painted, varnished,
engraved. It is possible to adorn it with glitter. Beads may
be transparent, translucent or opaque. They are available
in watery colors, pastels, bold shades, florescent bright
colors, metallic hues. The glass beads are then manually strung
on elastic, natural fiber thread, wire, or nylon, to create
attractive bead jewelry. Alternatively, the beads are also
adhered to surfaces which are then used to make bead ornaments.
These glass beads are then manually put into high quality
elastic/threads/wires by women to make the desired products.
In short, there is no dearth to what the scope of a bead and
bead jewelry is.