Showing posts with label streamer stick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label streamer stick. Show all posts

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Chi of Streamer Wands

We had the pleasure of creating these wonderful streamer wands for a wedding. We can just imagine the joy of those attending the ceremony as they wave their streamers to bless the newlyweds! In feng shui, colorful ribbons and flags may be placed near a home and as they move to gentle breezes, it is said that they capture and stir the nurturing chi energy. For a wedding, the fluttering streamers would certainly call the energies of love, sensuality, and happiness. As for a child, well, there's just something infinitely cool and captivating when a simple circular motion of the arm creates a lively, shimmery, ribbony trail.

We made the sticks of poplar, cut to seven inch lengths. An earlier prototype of our streamer wand had a metal eyelet screwed to the top of the stick for the ribbons, but in our new design, we carved a subtle dual concavity and drilled a hole for the ribbons to loop through - a safer, more elegant design!

The ribbons are of silk strips that had been naturally hand-dyed - oh so pretty!

Streamer wands - from weddings to playtime to enhancing chi, ribbons on a stick go a long way!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day!

Today was Valentine's Day. Mommy and Daddy handcrafted gifts for the children. Here are pictures of a couple of the gifts. The ribbons on the streamer stick were dyed with tumeric, brazilwood and copper.

Inspired by 5 Orange Potatoes' blog, we went on a heart hunt in the backyard this morning! We had fun finding and making hearts in nature.