In North Karnataka and Maharashtra, during Shankranthi festival, children aged 5 and below are dressed up in ornaments prepared using Kusuri Kalu / Sesame Seeds coated with sugar for a ritual known as Kari yeriyodu. Here is the procedure to make Kusuri Kalu sara / necklace.
Few colored beads
Few Kusuri Kalu and loads of imagination!
Take 2 pieces of twelve inch thread. Thread a bead using both the threads and tie it up to fasten the end.
Separate the thread and Keep a Kusuri Kalu in between the two thread and tie it tightly. You can put two knots.
Bring the two threads together and thread in another bead. Keep repeating until the necklace is complete.
Use a big pendant or bead in the middle of the necklace.
Voila! sugar jewelry is ready to be worn by the tiny tots.