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Happy New Year 2018

Sue and Dave hope you had a most enjoyable Christmas and we wish you a very happy new year 2018. We haven’t been as busy in 2017 with craft fairs and events as we have in previous years and we are going to be quite selective about where we take Sue’s collections of hand-made and carefully selected jewellery in 2018. We will,of course, put all our events on our calendar page.

Happy New Year 2018 from LoveTaliesin Jewellery
Happy New Year 2018 from LoveTaliesin Jewellery

However, we are going to renew our commitment to this website by ensuring that we add new products and refresh some of the existing ones in our online shop.

You will find a lot of sales online and in the shops, however, we don’t just offer good prices for a limited time. Our prices stay low all year. Also, you get your  usual bonus of free second class postage to all UK addresses.

Here are a few ideas of ways to treat yourself to a Happy New Year 2018, or to treat someone else.

Year of The Monkey

 新年快乐

February 8th is the Chinese New Year and the words above say “Happy New Year” in Simplified Chinese and are also spelled out phonetically as they sound.

2016 Year Of The Monkey
2016  Year Of The Monkey

Today sees the start of the Year of the Monkey.

The new year, also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year.

The festivities usually start the day before the New Year and continue until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the new year.

Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. This year it’s the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the cycle. The next Year of the Monkey will be in 2028.

The full list is:

  • Rat
  • Ox
  • Tiger
  • Rabbit
  • Dragon
  • Snake
  • Horse
  • Goat
  • Monkey
  • Rooster
  • Dog
  • Pig

In the LoveTaliesin team,Sue was born in the year of the Rabbit and Dave’s from the Year of the Dragon.

People born in the Year of the Monkey are characterised as quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous, but it is also believed to be one of the most unlucky years in the Chinese calendar.

LoveTaliesin Jewellery for Year Of The Monkey

We’ve added some playful monkey charm jewellery to our collection as we celebrate the start of the year of the Monkey. You can see these on our stall at craft fairs and events and you can buy them here, on our website.

Sheep Earrings and Pendant Set

Charm Of The Week – Sheep

This jewellery, like almost all of LoveTaliesin’s pieces, have been designed and hand-made by Sue Thomas. She says, “These sheep are so cute that they will enhance any occasion, but are best suited to informal and everyday wear.”

The charms are made from Tibetan silver and the finished pieces use only nickel-free ear hooks and rings and a silver-plated chain.

Sheep Charm Jewellery from LoveTaliesin

Sheep Earrings and Pendant Set
Sheep Earrings and Pendant Set
Sheep Earrings
Sheep Earrings
Sheep Pendant
Sheep Pendant

More Information:

Om Charm Pendant and Earrings Set

Charm Of The Week – Om

Om Charm Pendant and Earrings Set
Om Charm Pendant and Earrings Set

Om is a mantra and mystical sound of Hindu origin (geographically India and Nepal) and is a sacred syllable representing Brahman, the impersonal Absolute of Hinduism — omnipotent, omnipresent, and the source of all manifest existence.

It is placed at the beginning of most Hindu texts as a sacred incantation to be intoned at the beginning and end of a reading of the Vedas or before any prayer or mantra.

The vibration of “OM” symbolises the manifestation of God and is the reflection of the absolute reality. It is also the name of God.

Today, in all Hindu art and all over Nepal and India, ‘om’ can be seen almost everywhere.

Om in Daily Life

Om is in use daily. It is often found at the head of letters, at the beginning of examination papers and so on. The symbol is enshrined in every Hindu temple and in some form or another on family shrines.

Many Hindus, as an expression of spiritual perfection, wear the sign of Om as a pendant.

It is important to newly born children, who are ushered into the world with this holy sign. After birth, the child is ritually cleansed and the sacred syllable Om is written on its tongue with honey. Thus right at the time of birth the syllable Om is initiated into the life of a Hindu and ever remains with him as the symbol of piety.

Om is also a popular symbol used in contemporary body art and tattoos and jewellery.

 Om Jewellery from LoveTaliesin

Om Charm Pendant and Earrings Set
Om Charm Pendant and Earrings Set
Om Charm Earrings
Om Charm Earrings
Om Charm Pendant
Om Charm Pendant

More Information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Om

http://hinduism.about.com/od/omaum/a/meaningofom.htm

 

Bespoke Jewellery

Custom Steam Punk Pendant
Custom Steam Punk Pendant

Taliesin and You 

Design Your Unique Jewellery

Start the hunt for your own unique jewellery by talking to Sue about designing your own bracelets, necklaces, pendants and earrings for you, for your friends and for your mum for Mothers Day.
  • Discuss – your design ideas and colours
  • Participate – by giving feedback at each stage of the design and making
  • Enjoy – the feeling that together you have created  something special