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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

New Womens Evil Eye Bracelet and Mens Wrap Bracelet

Here are the latest two bracelt designs to join the Merkaba Warrior collection this Autumn. I added one new Men's Bracelet and one for the Women's range. You can click any of the photos to learn more and purchase these bracelets.

Men's Bronzite Wrap Bracelet

I decided it was time to add another Wrap Bracelet to the men's range as I only currently have one which is black and silver. The inspiration for this design was mala beads which have been wrapped several times around the wrist.

I have used 6mm Bronzite beads (Read the properties below if your interested) I have quite a few men's designs whoch use the larger Bronzite beads so this bracelet will complement them perfectly. The bracelet also features two detailed Gold Plated beads with an antique finish.

Energetic Properties:

Bronzite is a good grounding stone which helps increase and support your determination in life. It is also good for stilling the mind and increasing personal empowerment.

Affirmation: "I am Rooted to the Earth as I Commit to Make my Dreams a Reality."

Chakra: Root Chakra, Solar Plexus

Astrology: Leo & Taurus

Element: Earth



This bracelet wraps twice around the wrist



Gold Plated accent beads with antique finish



Women's Turquoise Evil Eye Bracelet

Up till now there have been no Evil Eye Bracelets for women in my shop. I have finally found a Fine Silver evil eye charm which works with the range. As each charm is handmade and finished, each one is slightly different.

I have also found some real Turquoise beads which have been stabalised for hardness. They have a nice blue green colour, black veins and a little mottling. The beautiful colour of this Turquoise is very reminiscent of Tibetan Turquoise.

There is alot of confusion and myths about stabalised Turquoise. The truth is most of the World's Turquoise is too delicate and has to be stabalised by adding a clear epoxy resin or it won't survive cutting into beads or gemstones, it also stops the fading of untreated Turquoise.

Energetic Properties:

Turquoise is worn for protection, calmness and is said to help reduce stress and worry. The eye symbol has been worn for protection from the evil eye, ill-wishing and jealousy in many cultures since ancient times.

Affirmation: “I Am Calm and Protected”

Chakra: Throat Chakra

Astrology: Taurus, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Pisces

Element: Earth & Air



6mm Stabalised Turquoise Beads


Handmade Thai Fine Silver charm


Hope you like the new designs. If so I would love to hear from you in the comments below!

Thank you,
Ethan ॐ



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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Men's Bohemian Style Guide - Accessories

It can be hard to know what exactly to wear to give an authentic bohemian look for men without going overboard. Although this look is currenly gaining popularity again it is still hard to find pieces for men. I find the bohemian style works better when it is subtle. Wearing the right jewellery or accessories can be enough and from there you can add in more items of clothing to work with the look.

"You don't need to wear all these items together, just try one or two"


I have created the following list of accessories to help you create a more bohemian look (all pieces featured contain links to the shops & makers) I will give you some pointers if your still trying to work out what is considered bohemian and what to avoid. Note that many style rules you may have seen elsewhere do not apply to this look. Its an ecletic look so rules can be bent and broken!


The Scarf

A classic, this is quite an arty look and not for everyone. Any scarf worn long over a shirt will give you a bohemian flair. If you're looking for patterns then go for ethnic inspired prints including Paisley, small geometric patterns, ancient texts and symbols. Look for earth tones. You may wish to invest in handmade scarfs and silk if you really like this look. Do not feel concerned about looking at women's scarfs which are sometimes very unisex.



Mens Tribal Print Scarf by Futurerity2


Beaded Bracelets 

These are easy to wear anywhere and with anything. Think ethnic, something picked up while away traveling or from a distant culture. Avoid overly minamalist styles, items that look mass produced or generic. Beads can be wood or gemstone. Think mala's and prayer beads, go for handmade items. Start with two or three bracelets or a layered one, only wear more if you're really sure. Charms work well but avoid visable logos, branded beads or tags.




Stone Buddha Bracelet by Merkaba Warrior


Neckerchiefs

This is similar to the scarf but much shorter and generally thinner material. They are worn tied around the neck and should be visable under a casual shirt, denim or a linen works well. These do not work with smart or formal shirts as well. Look for bandana prints, Eastern or Indian motifs and patterns. Try to look for contrasting colours to your shirt. If you cant find these just buy a bandana and wear it round the neck.



Mens Aztec Neckerchief by Sir Chamber


Metal Cuffs

These work well on their own or combined with beaded bracelets. With metals you can wear anything from  silver, brass, bronze, copper, rose gold or gold. Cuffs can be very simple or antique looking but watch out for overly ornate designs unless you know you can pull it off. Think Celtic, Viking, Tibetan, Inidan or handmade artisan looking. A hammered or hand tooled finish is great. Avoid English wording, externally branded pieces or logos!



Hammered Copper Bracelet by String Of Jewels Cuffs


Necklaces

You can wear a long chain necklace with pendant or crystal attached. This does not have to be fully visable or worn over clothing. The other style you can try is a beaded necklace which looks like or is a Mala. These are prayer beads from Buddhist or Hindu traditions. You can wear gemstone, wood or seed beads. Again you do not have to wear this completely visable and only layer necklaces if you're confident.



Ganesh Necklace by Merkaba Warrior


Did you find this blog post helpful? Any boho tips to offer yourself? If so I would love to hear from you in the comment below!

Thank you,
Ethan ॐ



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Friday, 7 August 2015

New Bracelet Designs

Heres a little update on the latest designs ive added to the Merkaba Warrior collection. Also some new designs coming soon!



Elephant Charm Bracelets

My newly updated Elephant Charm Bracelets are now made with 6mm Amazonite beads and have a sweet new elephant charm made of Fine Silver which has a beautiful solar symbol or mandala stamped into them. This design features a freshwater pearl with Bali Silver accents. (Click the image above to see more photos and details about this design on Etsy)




Mens Celtic Bracelet

I decided to make this Celtic Bracelet for men as well as women. Originally I had made this bracelet for myself anyway. The stone is Aqua Terra Jasper and the the Celtic band is Bali Silver (Like Sterling). This is a great look for Summer or anyone who feels a connection with the element of water or the Ocean. (Click the image above to see more photos and details about this design on Etsy)




Crescent Moon Bracelet

Another new design using smaller 6mm beads. My Crescent Moon Bracelet uses genuine Moonstone beads. The delicate and simple moon charm is Rohdium plated. A very bohemian and mystical bracelet! (Click the image above to see more photos and details about this design on Etsy)





Mens Wrap Bracelet

Coming soon, a new Wrap Bracelet for Men using semi precious 6mm Bronzite beads and a single Gold plated focal bead. This will go well with any of my other Bronzite bracelets or any brown or earth tone designs. If you follow my Instagram or Facebook pages for Merkaba Warrior I will post an update when this design is released. If your reading this at a much later date the design may already be in my Etsy shop.




 
Evil Eye Bracelet


A new design that is coming soon is this women's Evil Eye Bracelet. Ive used 6mm stabalised Turquoise beads from the Hubei province of China. The small handmade evil eye charm is made of Thai Fine Silver. If you follow my Instagram or Facebook pages for Merkaba Warrior I will post an update when this design is released. If your reading this at a much later date the design may already be in my Etsy shop.


You can find all these designs and much more at my shop Merkaba Warrior on etsy, I ship worldwide.

Enjoy,
Ivan ॐ








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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Handmade Bracelet Giveaway is back!




To celebrate reaching over 300 followers over on Instagram im saying thank you by giving away this bohemian gift bundle to one lucky Instagram follower . Dont have Instagram? Download the free app on your smart phone and you can enter today!



Om Bracelet in Aqua Terra Jasper



The winner will receive this ladies Merkaba Warrior Om Bracelet made from Aqua Terra Jasper, Silver and a Pearl. They will also get this beautiful Tibetan Quartz crystal and this sweet box of Indian Incense cones. Entry is valid only on Instagram. (For complete rules and further details please see the giveaway image at merkabawarrior on Instagram)

Entry closes on July 5th 2015 so be quick!

Good luck!


Tibetan Black Quartz Crystal



You can find all these designs and much more at my shop Merkaba Warrior on etsy, I ship worldwide.

Enjoy,
Ivan ॐ








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Friday, 5 June 2015

Handmade Bohemian Jewellery - Style Guide

The Boho look mixes cultures and traditions



Summer is here in my part of the world, its the time of Festivals, holidays and currently a revival of Bohemian fashion and jewellery. My jewellery has always had a bohemian influence. Here are my picks for creating an authentic boho look, with real gemstones, ethnic beads and handmade charms. (To see these designs and many more click the link at the end of this article or any banner)





My Vintage Buddha Amulet Necklaces look great layered




Lotus Bracelets and Om Bracelets




Matching Buddha Bracelet Set with Sunstone and Cedarwood



Long length beaded brass Ganesh Necklace



Inspired by Malas and Prayer Beads




Wearing multiple bracelets creates the look of a Mala



Lotus Necklace with Wire Wrapped Charm




Thai Elephant charms with sun symbol or mandala



Lapis Lazuli Lotus Bracelet



All my jewellery comes to you in a hand printed bag



You can find all these designs and much more at my shop Merkaba Warrior on etsy, I ship worldwide.

Enjoy,
Ivan ॐ








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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

New Flower of Life Jewellery Bags are here!






 Ive been working on creating new packaging for my jewellery. I found some natural linen drawstring bags with a rope which ive handprinted myself and im really pleased with them! The first of these new bags was sent with any bracelets and beaded necklaces a couple of weeks ago and featured the Merkaba Warrior logo on the front but ive since added a little bit extra to the other side.






Ive found these beautiful wood blocks carved with the Flower of Life and Seed of Life symbols. I love Sacred Geometry and this symbol has always fascinated me since I first heard about it.






 The rough texture of the jewellery bags and the the hand made printing blocks pruduces a nice uneven and always different rustic print. Im going to be using the smaller Seed of Life design only for my mini bags which I use for my smaller chain necklaces.





Heres the finished bags, front and backs. I am currently also including a little Guide Sheet ive designed and illustrated myself with orders which will have some interesting and hopefully helpful info for you. There are 5 different numbered designs at the time of writing so you should get something different each time you come back.






If your missing a Merkaba Warrior Guide Sheet, you can always contact me before purchasing anything and ill see if I can get you one that you may be missing.






The Flower of Life is a geometric symbol tha t I believe keeps your jewellery cleansed and energised. You could place your jewellery inside or on top of the bag when not in use to keep it clear. Id love to know what you think to the new packaging, so please comment below.


You can find all these designs and much more at my shop Merkaba Warrior on etsy, I ship worldwide.

Enjoy,
Ivan ॐ








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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Mens Anchor Bracelet - Mens Nautical Jewellery

This is another new bracelet design for my Merkaba Warrior.  Inspired by all things nautical ive created this simple men's bracelet from semi precious blue Sodalite beads and a Silver plated anchor. This statement bracelet would look good with anything nautical, smart or casual clothing. Its recently been listed at Merkaba Warrior on Etsy, here are the lastest photos and to learn more about the bracelet just click on any of the photos.

Anchor Symbol Meaning: The anchor represents a connection to the sea, faith and grounding.

Sodalite Properties:  Sodalite helps unite logic with intuition, opens the Third Eye Chakra and activates the pineal gland. This blue stone helps you learn to trust people more and calms the mind.




Mens Anchor Bracelet




Mens Anchor Bracelet




Mens Anchor Bracelet




Mens Anchor Bracelet




You can find this design and much more at my shop Merkaba Warrior on etsy, I ship worldwide.

Enjoy,
Ivan ॐ









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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Womens Celtic Bracelets - Inspired by Celtic, Nordic and Viking eras

This is a selection from my current bracelets which have Celtic inspirations. Ive used the spiral or Celtic band here to emphasise this. I am not a fan of going overboard with Celtic patterns or motifs, so you will see I keep things nice and simple. To see more pics and read more details of these designs simply click the photos.

What does the Celtic Spiral mean?

There are alot of different ideas about the symbolism and meaning of spirals and Celtic bands. Some feel they represent snakes or dragons others think they show branches of a tree or even astrological bodies (Sun, Stars, Galaxies?). One things for sure though, the same designs turn up all over the World in many ancient cultures too. The Celtic spiral or Celtic band can be seen as a symbol of our union with the Divine, the Goddess, a positive spiritual path and aligning with the natural cycles of time.



Celtic Spiral Bracelets with Tigers Eye, Carnelian and Smoky Quartz.

Energetic Properties: Tiger’s Eye helps increase your self confidence, encourages a more positive outlook and gives protection. It also helps you better focus and manifest success in your life. Carnelian is a motivational stone, it increases your creativity and is said to cleanse itself and all other crystals. Smoky Quartz is grounding, highly protective and absorbs negative thought patterns or energies.

Element: Fire & Earth



Celtic Band Bracelet with Aqua Terra Jasper ( Variscite )

Energetic Properties: Aqua Terra Jasper or Variscite is a gently soothing and calming stone for the mind body and spirit. It helps you blend spiritual wisdom with grounded common sense. Aqua Terra Jasper also balances the emotions, increases courage and brings hope even in the most challenging of times.

Element: Water & Earth




Celtic Spiral Bracelet with Serpentine and Prehnite

Energetic Properties: Prehnite helps you reach deeper levels of meditation, shields the aura and helps you let go of things that no longer serve you. Worn for protection since ancient times, Serpentine is also highly detoxifying. It clears the Chakras and assists in raising the Kundalini energy. This stone helps you access your inner wisdom and even past life memories.

Element: Earth



You can find all these designs and much more at my shop Merkaba Warrior on etsy, I ship worldwide.

Enjoy,
Ivan ॐ








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