Gems from the Andaman Sea – Koh Lanta Yai Thailand – Kunda Cafe

•July 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Coral Beach gifts Koh Lanta Yai Thailand

Coral Beach gifts Koh Lanta Yai Thailand

Koh Lanta Yai, Thailand is a magical tranquil island to hang about….. and the beach is prime sea shell shopping for jewellery ideas and natures gifts.  The coral is beautiful …. which is also the crushed beach created by the endless waves.  Many pieces have holes created by their sea journey and make it easy to design into jewellery or art.  It is fascinating to imagine the worlds these coral were before landing on the beach in their dried state.  Meditations of walking and enjoying the beauty of the sea and the coral sand beaches easily fills many hours.

Koh Lanta Beach Coral gifts

Koh Lanta Beach Coral gifts

Beach combing along Koh Lanta Yai in Thailand softly captures the hours of the days in meditative walking and shell shopping, sweet.

Kunda Cafe  Lena's Art of the Sea

Kunda Cafe Lena’s Art of the Sea

 

Kunda Anti Pop Cafe Jewellery by Lena

Kunda Anti Pop Cafe Jewellery by Lena

Displaying jewellery and art is as much a part of the creation of the pieces and impacts of the enjoyment and viewing as nature flows one into the next.  Driftwood from the area softens and frames the jewellery and rings are displayed uniquely on cone shaped wood.  Lena’s creativity flows from her art to her kitchen with beauty, ease and very delicious treats!  While on Koh Lanta Yai stop in at the Kunda Anti Pop Cafe and enjoy Lena and Eric and the eclectic atmosphere of art, jewellery, food and dramatic tattoos by Eric.

Lena's Jewellery at Kunda Cafe

Lena’s Jewellery at Kunda Cafe

Kunda Anti Pop Cafe - Lena & Eric - Koh Lanta Yai Thailand

Kunda Anti Pop Cafe – Lena & Eric – Koh Lanta Yai Thailand

Sunset on Koh Lanta Yai Thailand

Sunset on Koh Lanta Yai Thailand

Inspiration surrounds us always, we only have to open our eyes and hearts and see…… and Be a Gentle Audience for Yourself!

Angel to Angel Silver Gems and Architecture in Ubud, Indonesia

•June 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Breathtaking Architecture and Interior Fantastical Jewellery

Breathtaking Architecture and Interior Fantastical Jewellery


When in Ubud, Indonesia (Bali) this is a must see! The architecture is heavenly with white angel sculptures decorating the exterior which is spectacular. The entrance wall area has delightful white sculptures of frogs in different poses. Upon entering it is breathtaking! Sparkling silver, precious, semiprecious and other extraordinary pieces dazzle the eyes and quicken the heart with excitement. Beauty and magic abound on this two level gallery setting. It is the most amazing display of jewellery I have ever seen…. even the displays of glass are floating and show the exquisite designs to their best!
No photos inside so you will have to indulge your senses in person whenever in Bali, Ubud, Indonesia.
Truly out of this world designs and well worth a stop to drink in the Beauty of the entire experience!
Architecture & Angel Sculptures

Architecture & Angel Sculptures


Angel to Angel Ubud Entrance

Angel to Angel Ubud Entrance


Spectacular Entrance

Spectacular Entrance


ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

HAVE A ‘GEM” of a YEAR …may it be HAPPY…JOY FILLED and a Ganesh Jewel of a NEW YEAR in 2014!!

•December 30, 2013 • Leave a Comment

HAVE A 'GEM'' of a YEAR ...may it be HAPPY...JOY FILLED and a Ganesh Jewel of a NEW YEAR in 2014!!

Ganesh Tattoo immediately after completed November 2013

Ganesh Tattoo immediately after completed November 2013

My restorative holiday on Koh Lanta Yai, Thailand in November with my wonderful hubby, culminated in a sequence of events which led to my new tattoo of GANESH with the Thai word for bliss and peace ….. SABAI etched underneath. The desire for a Ganesh tattoo has been bouncing around my head for five years, not that I have a lot of tattoos…. only my tiny Grizzly Bear Claw on my wrist which I love. But I haven’t been possessed or driven to have it happen… Just floating images and thoughts ….. Waiting for the ‘perfect tattoo artist’ to come to me, and he did on Koh Lanta Yai. Eric is a Magnificent designer and Tattoo Artist who works with a Hand Bamboo Method, hand creating dot by dot (Eric estimates about 100,000 dots) my precious Ganesh placed gently between my shoulder blades and behind my Heart Center. Eric and his talented wife Lena have a cafe – KUNDA – where delicious foods, jewellery and art are all part of their Sacred Space. So yummy just hanging out there eating, chatting and feeling the inspiration of these two lovely people! So while relaxing at Kunda one day I complimented Lena on her tattoos, beautiful details and designs, when she said her husband Eric creates them…. Well… after meeting Eric and chatting everything fell into place. A real gift to me and the great part is my hubby loves our dear Elephant God Ganesh, it wouldn’t have happened without his support love and design input!
The picture shown has a bit of redness as this was taken immediately when completed, after five hours of work by Eric. This Bamboo Method is amazing, I could swim two hours after and the pain during was very doable and not much at all after, wow!
So on this note I wanted to share an Article and video about Ganesh by Gigi Yogini (www.gigiyogini.com) which I find inspiring! Enjoy and have a Beautiful New Year!

May Ganesh bless your Year …. And to give you a gift from Gigi Yogini which I quote below on GANESH from her web site, http://gigiyogini.com Enjoy!

This is my favorite mantra to awaken Shakti, or the manifesting energy of the Universe, to stoke the fire of transformation within. I teach this mantra in classes, I sing it while driving in Los Angeles traffic and I have shared with with friends, family and students around the world because it’s easy and uplifting with the potential for great results.

According to the Buddhist Handbook, mantras are “highly compressed, power-packed formulas, usually of Sanskrit origin, which are charged with deep meaning and magical potency.” A mantra can be a word, sound or phrase which elevates or modifies consciousness through its meaning, sound, rhythm, tone and reflexology of the tongue against the palate of the mouth.

This particular mantra is “Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha,” which can be loosely translated to “Yo! Wake up Root Chakra energy of transformation so I can move through any obstacles in my life. Hooray!” Most importantly, we are calling upon the powerful energy of Ganesh, the elephant headed deity, who is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and the Lord of Beginnings.

According to Kundalini yoga, Ganesh, also referred to as Ganapataye, resides in the first chakra, called Muladhara (muladhara). Mula means “original,” and adhara means “foundation.” The muladhara chakra is the principal origin from which the manifesting energy of Shakti resides within each of us. When we awaken that energy, it helps us move through the Chakras with ease to activate a strong sense of self, express Divine love, communicate clearly and connect with our intuition.
***** Above is all Quoted from GIGI YOGINI’s web site: www,gigyogini.com
GANESH ARTICLE and VIDEO by Gigi Yogini: Check it all out!!
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4552/Remove-Obstacles-with-This-Ganesh-Mantra.html
Gigi Yogini
****GIGI YOGINI **** website above ….. Is a wonderful, inspiring and uplifting woman whom I enjoy following for Yoga and just found her Mantra for Ganesh…. which is powerful and fun to clear my mind with. Gig Yogini, on her web site above (mindbodygreen.com) has a video chanting this marvelous chant, Enjoy! Thank You Gigi Yogini for sharing your gifts!!
Gigi Yogini inspires women of every shape and size to love themselves and strengthen their mind-body connection. She is a yoga teacher and motivational speaker based in Santa Monica, California. In addition to promoting healthy body image, Gigi believes in the power of practicing joy because practice makes permanent. She teaches classes and workshops at festivals and retreats, including Costa Rica in April 2014. In recognition of her work, Gigi was named an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, YogaEarth and Manduka. You can check out her yoga classes online at YogaVibes.

This particular mantra is important because not only is it fun and catchy, but it also represents a willingness to release and move past the perceived obstacles in our lives. We can all make excuses for ourselves about why we cannot achieve our dreams, but you will have an easier time succeeding when you choose to focus on your goals rather than your challenges. So when you make the choice to chant this mantra, you are aligning yourself with your desired outcome and moving towards it with conviction.

I suggest you use this mantra when you want to clear the Chitta Vritti, or the anxious chatter of the mind. You can repeat this Mantra 108 times on your Mala beads or follow along with the video for a minute of chanting. Most importantly, make it your own, find your voice and have fun. Remember, this is your life. Don’t let anything hold you back because you deserve the best.

Chihuahua Jewellery …. Diva with Viking Copper Knit Necklace & Dog Tag!

•October 6, 2013 • 1 Comment
Nestlé Hanslip .... Chihuahua Diva Jewellery... Nestle's Copper Viking Weave Necklace + Dog Tag

Nestlé Hanslip …. Chihuahua Diva Jewellery…
Nestle’s Copper Viking Weave Necklace + Dog Tag

Nestle's Copper Viking Weave Necklace with Dog Tag ..... Sunning on her feather bed

Nestle’s Copper Viking Weave Necklace with Dog Tag ….. Sunning on her feather bed

Nestlé Chihuahua Copper Viking Weave Necklace + Dog Tag. Details turquoise and Lapiz Lazuli stones

Nestlé Chihuahua Copper Viking Weave Necklace + Dog Tag. Details turquoise and Lapiz Lazuli stones

Jewellery & Fashion of a Diva Chihuahua, Nestle Hanslip…Precious Pal of Brother Bjorn and wife Glenda Lee!

•September 28, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Chihuahua Precious Pal of Bjorn and Glenda Lee!

Chihuahua Precious Pal of Bjorn and Glenda Lee!

Chihuahua, Nestle Hanslip...Precious Pal of Brother Bjorn and wife Glenda Lee!

Precious Pal of brother Bjorn and wife Glenda Lee! Approximately 3-1/2 lbs of entertaining loveable sweetness. Born in St. Angelos Texas soon to be 6 years old she resides in Sunny Manitoba. Nestlé is a great companion for our 91 year old Mother!
Quite the fashion plate and loves wearing her outfits and her Viking Copper Weaver Necklace with dog tag detailed with Tibetan Turquoise beads.

Chihuahua Nestle Hanslip

•September 28, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Chihuahua Nestle Hanslip

Copper Viking Knit Weave Jewellery … For my Viking Brother + His Love Glenda Lee

•September 25, 2013 • Leave a Comment

imageCopper Viking Knit Weave Jewellery ... For my  Viking Brother + His Love Glenda Lee

Viking Double Weave Copper Wire …. BJORN’S Bracelet is created with 20 gauge copper wire.. Interior wire is 16 gauge to string it all together … Strong for my Brother Bjorn’s use everyday .
Bjorn is an amazing person who is a Distributor for Nestle ….. HagenDaz….Legend…and all delicious IceCream…My IceCream Amazing brother! Lucky Me !! Their sweet Chihuahua named Nestle also has her own Viking weave necklace woven for Copper, a photo of her soon to come.
Details of bracelet … Lapize Lazuli , Tibetan Turquoise, Bali metal detail beads, Thai Bone carved beads…. All distressed with Liver Sulfur to create an aged patina with beautiful highlights emerging within the inner weave.
Glenda Lee’s Viking Copper Weave Necklace: Bali Sea Shells for details… From the beach of Gilli Air Island Indonesia
Beauty for A Beauty

 
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