Steady and Sweet

Sthira and Sukha, or Steadiness and Sweetness, are qualities to which we aspire in our yoga practice, as well as off the mat in our everyday lives. We always have a choice how to react in any given situation. When life gets wobbly, whether on the waves, in a balance pose on the mat, or in our interactions and relationship with ourselves and others, we can remember to smile, breathe, and cultivate an incredible sense of humour.

Bocote wood originates from Central and South America. This wood is very interesting in appearance, with yellowish-brown and dark-brown stripes, as well as various other patterns. The colourful circles are created from crushed seashell.

Abundance Waves - NEW necklace

Ride the waves of your emotions as they rise and fall, taking you in different directions! Experience the freedom that comes to us as we let go of the illusion of being in control of the situation! Everything you need is already here, in this moment.

This pendant is handcrafted using Amboyna Burl, with crushed turquoise inlay in the natural occlusion of the wood. Amboyna Burl comes from the Narra Tree. The burl itself ranges from striking red to golden yellow (see our other Amboyna burl pendants) and is considered one of the most beautiful wood burls in the world because of the striking colour and the amazing swirly patterns. A tidbit of interesting information is that Amboyna burl was once hoarded as treasure by Chinese Emperors and not allowed to be used by commoners.

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In a household with two busy boys, life can get very hectic and overwhelming with endless ‘to do’ lists. The saying, “The days are long but the years are short” certainly rings true for us. On the days when life gets a bit too crazy, we have a few ‘go to’ solutions under our belts, including spending extra time outdoors, going to bed early, and focusing on the best moments of the day.

 

Our new Source Connection pendant, which Katia is wearing in the photo above, was inspired by this experience. There are many practices that help us to become centred, which in turn provides us with clarity and an opportunity to reconnect to who we truly are within.

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The water element, in particular, can help us tune in, become centred, and remember our connection to everything and everyone that surrounds us. In Ontario, the summer season will start to wrap up soon enough, so this is the perfect time to enjoy being near the lake, basking in the tranquility.

In the words of Xavier Rudd:

“When you feel life coming down on you like a heavy weight
When you feel this crazy society adding to the strain
Take a stroll to the nearest water’s edge, remember your place
Many moons have risen and fallen long, long before you came
So which way is the wind blowing
What does your heart say”

This beautiful item is handcrafted using Narra wood, native to southeastern Asia and parts of Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Vietnam, among others. The centre circles are made of crushed seashell inlay.

We would love to hear from you! How do you stay centred when life gets a bit hectic?

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When we accept and love ourselves unconditionally, we are able to open our hearts to ourselves and others. Your vibrant and multifaceted personality is a unique gift. So, accept it with deep gratitude, acquiesce to your true nature, and then, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” (Mary Oliver)

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This stunning piece is handcrafted from Cocobolo, a tropical hardwood from Central America. The wood has a rich, shiny golden-brown hue when finished. The four squares are made of blue, orange, pink and yellow crushed seashell inlay.

For additional information and to shop online, check out our site!

We had a fantastic photoshoot this past weekend, with the gorgeous Helena, a model and makeup artist in the Toronto area. You can check out her work here.

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In this photo, she is wearing the Walk on Water Necklace.

And here’s something freshly crafted, with a bit of sparkle for your day:

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And the close-up:

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You can buy the Ready? Set? Go Create! necklace on our site. This beautiful piece is handcrafted using Yellowheart wood, with three colours of inlay. Perfect for the daydreamer who’s ready to take the leap!

Always CHOOSE LOVE!

New Dharma Wanderlust item, freshly posted to our site.

In all situations, whatever we’re dealing with, we always have a choice. Place your hands on your heart and ask how your heart wants you to respond in any given circumstance. Listen, make the space, and have the courage and confidence to always CHOOSE LOVE!

This is a beautiful reversible pendant, handcrafted from Padauk wood, a bright orange/red wood from South Africa. The two inlay stripes on either side of the pendant are created of crushed seashell in two colours: yellow and blue.

Walk on Water

We have just added this piece and it’s one of our favourites, though, of course, we love them all.

On a perfect summer evening, the sun sets over a calm, crystal-clear lake. The water is perfectly still, and the only figure in the middle of the lake is that of a woman, standing tall and graceful on a paddleboard. She glides smoothly into the glorious sunset, her breath, board, and paddle her only companions in the moment. And this moment is the perfect place to be. Right here, right now.

This pendant is handcrafted of Aboyna wood, from the Narra tree, native to southeastern Asia and parts of Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Vietnam, among others. The circles are made of turquoise inlay.

Loving-Kindness Necklace - STUNNING!!!

The practice of Maitri, Metta, or Loving-Kindness helps to cultivate compassion as we gain pure insight into our true selves while removing all perceived obstacles between us and others, clearing the lines of our interconnection. Wear this gorgeous piece as a reminder to always cultivate loving-kindness in all your thoughts and actions.

Bloodwood, a type of wood from South America, has beautiful rich red colouring, which is a perfect complement to the crushed seashell inlay colours in the centre of the three squares: yellow, pink, and fuchsia.

Size: 3 x 3/4 x 3/16 inches

Stormy Sky Pendant

We crafted not one but two gorgeous pendants — Stormy Sky Version A and B.

Are you a fan of thunderstorms? Maybe you just like the feeling of freshness that permeates everything following a rainy summer afternoon. And when things get cloudy in our lives, sometimes it’s best to sit back and wait for the storm to pass, bringing with it renewed clarity!

This pendant is handcrafted using Amboyna Burl, which comes from the Narra Tree.