Tuesday, June 28, 2022

less orders, more time to craft prayer wheels for the shop!

 Dear friends and Sanga,

this month has been a slower one in incoming orders (who knows why) so this is the first time in a long long time that i have spare free time to craft prayer wheels for the shop so customers can just click and buy them instead of ordering them and waiting for them to be crafted.

this opportunity gives us both (me and Ayelet) the creative time we need to craft amazing one of a kind special prayer wheels that we wanted to craft for a long long time, opening up an all new "special series" prayer wheels that are a work of art as well as being a holy tool for liberation and Karma cleaning.

i wish to thank you all for being the most amazing customers in this whole world, giving us a chance to do what we love most and make a small living off of it to support our life and practice.

thank you so much and keep checking in to our shop to see what we have made! hope you like it!

Micha & Ayelet


 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

no more Swarovski crystals on top

 dear friends and Sanga,

the Covid-19 has done much damage to businesses all over the world in the past years since its arrival on our planet. one of those businesses that got hit badly was the Swarovski company. they closed down some lines and factories and that resulted in many people being fired from their jobs... and for us it meant that we no longer can order these crystals we use to put on top of our classic design prayer wheels....

we had some left from our previous order from them, but that supply is running out...

also, we got advice from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche not to use them anymore since practitioners sometime drop their prayer wheel, having the crystal brake and then not use their prayer wheel anymore and that is not good... 

so, for both those reasons (mainly Rinpoche's advice) we will no longer offer these crystals on top of our classic design wheels and only offer it as a counterbalance for those who want it :-)

with crystal on top

 

i think this is good because when we first started to craft prayer wheels, we got a look at Rinpoche's wheel at the time and it had a crystal on top and that made us make such prayer wheels... Rinpoche gave his prayer wheel (that specific one) to Sogyal Rinpoche and changed his to a one with no crystal on top, but we already started to craft this design with the crystal on top and customers all over the world wanted them on their prayer wheels...

no crystal on top

 

now, this era is coming to an end after thousands of prayer wheels have been made, so if you have one of them, you are lucky and fortunate (in more than one way!) 

enjoy your prayer wheels and keep spinning them for the benefit of all beings!

may all be free of suffering and the causes of suffering, and may all have happiness and the causes for happiness!


love y'all

Micha & Ayelet

Sunday, June 12, 2022

levitating electromagnetic tabletop prayer wheel number 4

 

from time to time we get to do something absolutely unbelievable with our hands....

this here is one of those things!

it is a levitating electromagnetic tabletop prayer wheel!

although the space inside this prayer wheel is not very large due to the technicalities of crafting it, we still manage to place a microfilm roll of mantras inside of it. 

usually, this type of microfilm roll can hold about 20 million Mani mantras, but in this case the customer requested 3 different mantras so we had to split it into 3.

this amazing prayer wheel has inside of it 5 million Mani mantras, 1.5 million Medicine Buddha mantras and 250,000 White Tara mantras printed on microfilm.

the base is made from Walnut hardwood and the spinning prayer wheel is made from Maple hardwood and a Walnut top.

it has a beautiful lotus pyrographed on it by Ayelet.

i just love these levitating prayer wheels! there is something so magical about them... the fact that it is floating in space... just blows your mind!

this one is the 4th we have made so far and i want to make some more in the future, but i want  to change something in its design.

since the height it levitates off the base is reduced by weight, in this example the Maple hardwood is very heavy, i wish to switch things around next time...

to make the base from Maple hardwood and the spinning prayer wheel from African Walnut which is a very textured wood but light in weight... this will give the prayer wheel a better height off the base and will look even more amazing! 

African Walnut is beautiful on its own and no artwork is needed on it... actually, since the base will be made from Maple, maybe i will ask Ayelet to do some crazy artwork on the base!

we shell see....

this particular prayer wheel was ordered as a gift to a Tibetan master living in California by one of his students, hope he loves it!


thank you all for tuning in

Micha

Sunday, March 13, 2022

fantastic news! and silly me, forgot to tell ya'll

 

 


so, it has been pointed out to me that my last post (a year ago) said that we are closing shop.... 

well, the day that post came out, we got bombarded with prayer wheel orders!

a few weeks later i got a job in the factory here in our community and i worked there every day for 4 hours, in the position of the assistant manager of the CNC dept, producing fantastic products for John Deere, Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Tesla and many more... so, i got some income coming  in and i still had time to craft in the studio.... but, karma being karma, soon enough there were so many prayer wheel orders i could not keep the factory job! 

so, after about 8 months working there i had to quit that and say millions of thank you's to the factory CEO for allowing me this opportunity!

you know, in this crazy world i live in so many digital realities it is hard to remember to keep them all up dated... this blog is one of many platforms so i am truly sorry if i messed up someone's mind thinking we were not making prayer wheels any more....

we are!

 

but also not for long.... something else came up and we might be closing shop.

but that is for another post, when things become clearer... no point i messing with your minds again!

till then (be it when it may) we are taking orders and still making amazing and beautiful prayer wheels to share with the world who needs it now more than ever... 

crazy crazy times we live in

 

love y'all so much!!

Micha Strauss