Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ayelet's 7th wheel

Hi everyone!

This beautiful prayer wheel was made for my wife Ayelet… and now is the time to tell a small story about her prayer wheels.
For an unknown (to me) reason, every wheel I make for her soon leaves her. This wheel is her 7th so you can catch my drift…
Someone ALWAYS comes and sees her wheel and needs it now! Either because he is leaving today to some other country today or needs to ship it immediately to some other country, or a Rinpoche is here in Israel for two days and the sanga wishes to give him a prayer wheel made here in Israel, or for many other reasons…. Every wheel she gets, leaves.
Now, with this wheel she has declared that it is staying with her no matter what!
We will see….

Thursday, March 22, 2012

10 Million Mani Mantras Made With Walnut Wood

Hi everyone!

This amazing work of art was made for a 3 year old girl for her birthday! It was made to her mother's request, and we hope it will stay with her for the rest of her life! What a great present to get!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

One More Dark Wheel!

Hi everyone!

This is a 10 million Mani mantra prayer wheel we made for a really nice women from the USA. She has been searching for a prayer wheel to fit her budget and hands for a long time, and this one was perfect for her!
It has made all the way to her in Yellow Spring OH, and it will be blessed soon by Garchen Rinpoche him self!


New Wood Type!

Hi everyone!

We have started to work with a new type of wood, Walnut! It's dark and beautiful!
The following posts will show the new wheels that were made from this new dark wood.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The New Website!

Hi everyone!

After 3 years of working "underground", we have a new web site! It holds all of our art work, be it prayer wheels, wooden boxes or Ayelet's paintings, all in one place.
Soon, after some red tape gets sorted, we will have a paypal button there and buying will become SO easy! Just press a button and you are ready to go! This is going to be much more relevant for today's customers....
So, enjoy this new site and let everyone know it's up and running!

thank you!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hi there everyone!

Just wanted to tell you what is happening with us here in Israel in the world of prayer wheel making…
We are receiving so many orders, it feels as if a damn broke and the flood is coming! That is amazing! For the past 3 years that we are making prayer wheels as a side occupation, we have managed to produce 182 prayer wheels to date! That is just incredible considering that we make them only on weekends since our day jobs are so demanding….
For the past 3 weeks we have been working very hard to set up the studio we received from the Kibbutz we live in and it is coming along great! It is almost ready… we are so excited!
From the 20th of April to the 30th we are traveling to the USA for a 10 day traveling exhibition of Ayelet's art work, so we will not be able to make prayer wheels at that time. Hopefully all the open orders will be ready and shipped out by then, but since we have SO much to do before we go it is unknown at the moment… we will see…

That is all the news for now, I will keep you posted as things move forward, and in the mean time just remember, YOU are in control! No one else is… make the most of the time you have left in this body.

Micha Strauss