We’re over half way through November and the trees are almost bare here in Wales….there have been chilly winds for the last few days and the leaves have been swirling like confetti.
Seems like the perfect time to tell you about my beautiful and new Chakra Crystalights! A cut crystal glass drop and genuine Chakra gemstones, threaded with the magic of the ancient Celts in a handmade pewter Celtic bead – hanging at the window it will capture the sunlight and scatter glorious rainbows. Who doesn’t love a rainbow?! Did you know that the human body has seven Chakras or energy wheels and each of the genuine gemstones used here relates to one of those power centres? A Chakra Crystalight will help to keep your space balanced and energized. And if the Chakra isn’t your thing, we make our Original Crystalights with a choice of ten different gemstones….all are lovely for seasonal gifting.
It’s quite hard not to mention Yuletide or Xmas or Christmas or The Holidays or whatever you like to call it at this time of the year. For myself, I rather like “Yule”. The word has Gothic origins, but English speakers are more familiar with Yule as the winter Festival from the Germanic lunar calendar. It was many years before it became the 12 day holiday associated with the feast of the Nativity, after the widespread adoption of Christianity throughout Northern Europe. In my house, we always have a Yule log for the fire, a nice big one so it lasts for many hours. This tradition goes back to medieval times, though in modern households the log now takes the shape of a cake!
A warm Welsh welcome awaits you at www.blackdragon.co.uk, where there are jewellery/gemwaith gift ideas galore…whatever the season. There is something for everyone and to suit every pocket. Or you can even indulge yourself in a special handmade treat.
Enjoy the last few days of November…as the days get shorter and the wind blows colder, let a Chakra Crystalight bring some rainbows and harmony into your life?
It’s a damp Thursday afternoon here in Wales and I know I keep banging on about how amazing the Agates in my Agate jewellery are…but I’ve had a new delivery. There are a couple of new colours of ‘marbled’ Agates, as well as the banded Agates you’re used to seeing and I think they are fabulous. I didn’t get too many, in case I didn’t like them…but I’m going to get some more. All feedback gratefully received.
Meanwhile, we’ve had a busy summer here. We’ve made a lot of bracelets, earrings and pendants and this summer, you seem to have preferred our brightest colours!
It appears that the favourite bracelet is still the regular Celtic Chakra, though the Chunky Chakra bracelet is a close second. Well guess what? I’ve been working on a little Chakra bracelet too, so the littlies can have one just like Mummy! The finished length is 6.5” – we’ve experimented on as many grandchildren as we could! We’re packing it in an organza bag, with all of the usual information.
Needless to say (and no surprise), boxed Agate bracelets come next. This is great for us – there are now lots of different colours to choose from and they are a pleasure to combine, especially with this new delivery of ‘marbled’ beads.
The favourite Boxed Beady pendant style is the Dragons Eye. As you know, it looks great, is very tactile and we can make it with lots of different gemstones. I’ve developed a new technique for fettling the Dragons Eye beads, which makes them a lot less complicated to clean up and finish off! Let’s hope that my mould will be good for a lot more beads yet!
Back to my damp Thursday afternoon. As some of you know, we got caught up in the recent and sad demise of Thomas Cook and lost our holiday to Kefalonia. But I managed to get us away to Santorini instead, at the very last minute. We love the Greek Islands and Santorini did not disappoint. Its nothing but a great big volcano really, still active but not since 1950. What a fabulous week we had – lots of walking and swimming, plenty of big tomatoes and retsina, hot hot sunshine and the most beautiful big blue skies.
My batteries are recharged and I’m ready for your new orders.
Wales is lovely too, even if the leaves are starting to turn and fall. Now, where are my socks? xXx
A warm Welsh welcome to ALL of you: friends and customers, old and new.
I hope you’ll enjoy your visit to my new site, where you can buy Celtic Beadshop beads and Black Dragon jewellery all at the same time!
There will inevitably be teething troubles with the site so if you need any help or have any queries, please give me a shout!