Sunday, April 24, 2011
Sounds promising .... I know :)
I just had a note from a new friend from Canada, she is trying my tutorials for the first time and wrote me that her grandma taught her this technique when she was little. its best if i put in her own words :
I'm so excited about this name, it explains everything ..... I'm crocheting with angels !!!! LOL.....
I know it sounds like im gone mad, yesterday stones and energies today angels.... or maybe im finally on track,
happy Passover & Easter :) its almost the same day this year
Saturday, April 23, 2011
For those of you reading my posts regularly this is not a new subject...... but apparently it keeps occupying me.
"To stone or not to stone" , i visited a couple of weeks ago a shop specializing with stones in Tel Aviv. The visit was SO intense, I could hardly breath, the shop was spacious and well lighten so I dont think it was a matter of air or space.
I find it hard to say out load but i think it was the energy of the stones, is it real ? I wonder.
since I didnt come with a set agenda of what I was going to buy I let myself wonder around through the overwhelming colors and pick the ones that were calling me the most. I felt like a child in a canady shop, i just wanted to have them all.
I asked the seller to indicate on each string what stone it was so I wont fail to recognize the ones i dont know, and there were quite a few of those.
When I came home I hung them next to my work table so i can see them for when i decide to actually use them.
one of the stones that were new to me was Prehnite, i didnt even know how to spell it untill a few seconds ago, I think that what was calling me about this stone is that it looks like a miniature forest that you can literally carry around with .
from what i read Prehnite enhances inner knowledge, showing the path forward to spiritual growth, it is supposed to connect the will and the heart,. you are encouraged to wear it in order to strengthen your intuition and recognize truths.
well, even if it doesnt bring ll these thing isnt it a beauty ?
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Occasionally people that see my work for the firs time would stop by either virtually or in real life and say, WOW you are so patient !!! I could never do that...
For their astonishment i tell them they couldn't be more wrong, I'm a rather active person that can't really stay still for too long. Crocheting is surprisingly calming , its my meditation . This is also why I refuse to refer to my jewelry wire crocheting as work, so what if its a source of income.
When I started giving my workshops i learned i wasnt alone there, many of the woman i meet say it gives them this very same feeling, especially with the designs that require more crocheting then assembling, such as the Cleopatra necklace, the YoolaCuff or the YoolaTube necklace.
But all this i already knew , what surprised me was that the other day when i was talking to a colleague about my wire crocheting addiction, he told me that studies show it also has benefits to the brain, (is that's why woman age better then man.... I wonder...).
I googled it and learned that according to Neuroscientist Dr. Yonas Geda from the Mayo Clinic, these activities seem to be neuro-protective and have been shown to reduce memory loss in later years by as much as 50%. he says that these activities also help to:
Reduce symptoms of depression
Boost your immune system
Lower your blood pressure
enjoy your crocheting, knitting, sewing :)
Sunday, April 10, 2011
my crocheted wire jewelry tutorials are now available also on de-cors.com, the host is the talented Corra that creates Fine Luxurious Handmade Jewelry (Wire Jewelry) from Malaysia . Corra makes unique customized handmade jewelry to feed people who desire for uniqueness. she majors in Wired Chinese Knot handmade jewelry.
Check her site you will love her jewelry and tutorials , i only started selling with her and i keep getting updates about sales completed.... what a joy !
The three tutorials I currently have with her are the YoolaCuff, the YoolaTube necklace and the YoolaSunflower, the wonderful thing about selling with her other then that she is super nice and friendly is that its an instant download site, you dont need to count on me to be there and send you your tuts, you download it yourself.