I did it! I opened an Etsy shop!
The site and all the functions are all to new to me, but little by little I hope that I will grasp everything, or most of it. If you have any suggestion, or mistakes I should avoid to me, I would be happy to read them all in your comments.
At the moment there are only few items in comparison with the one listed in my DaWanda shop, but it will ggrow just give it time.
If you want a general overview of what you can find, just scroll down and enjoy the photo!.
I hope to see you all in my new shop!
During my trip to Japan last year, I visited some beads shops and in one of them I found those lovely glass heart.
No way I could ever leave them there.
You can find them in my DaWanda shop.
That’s why I want to present you today another memory wire bracelet.
This one is made using pink seed beads, crystal beads and Czech beads in different shapes and colours.
The hues go from a matt pink to purple to clear rose to all the reflections you can spot in the most transparent beads.
It is available here.
This chest of drawers has been sitting on my desk for months now and each time I looked at it, I couldn’t help thinking how boring and plane it looked.
Last Sunday I finally decided that the time was right for a nice re-do.
I went through my old stash of scrapbook paper, pick up some fantasies and began cutting.
To have the cleanest cut possible, I lied the front of the drawer on the paper and used a sharpener. Well, theory worked better than practice, but none will notice the little mistakes, at least I won’t!
Once I had all my pieces cut, I glued each of them on a drawer and tadaaaaaa!
I am so happy with the result and I really enjoyed every minute of this project!
Here is really sunny lately and I wanted to celebrate the upcoming spring with this bracelet.
It is made using memory wire, glass beads in different sizes and shapes, and seed beads.
You can find it here
Last week one of my yoga teacher was off for a retreat and the studio was so kind to find a substitute. Before the class started, she introduced herself and had a little chat with us. She seemed really nice, warm, open.
Then the class began and something changed. The smiles were gone, the happy look disappeared and it was like she was replaying an old record. No enthusiasm whatsoever.
She lead the class calling the asanas with their Sanskrit name, giving a quick description and a rough hint of the pose itself. There was no real demonstration of the pose and hearing only the Sanskrit name made things quite difficult when the more advanced poses were called.
My mind was full of Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana, Parivrtta Parsvakonasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Padma Mayurasana when I left the room at the end of the class.
On my way home, I wondered if a yoga practitioner should know all the Sanskrit names of the asanas. I think that it is something that comes with the time, but it shouldn’t be given for granted. My idea is that a teacher should feel that something is not working in her class, should be able to make a step back and accompany the Sanskrit name of an asana with its translation if students are bewildered. And believe me, we certainly were.
I can still recall the feeling of confusion that lingered in my head when the class was over and I am still wondering if that day I really practised yoga or just performed a sequence of poses.
Because if yoga is being present, breathing and staying focused, I am not sure I actually did those things in that class.
There is something in these earrings that gives me strange vibrations from the past.
For some reason, I Keep on imagining them popping out from a 1920s hair do.
They are available here.