Welcome to Moondog Treasures: yoga jewelry for women and men, mala bracelets, Sanskrit mantra necklaces, and wire-wrapped beaded crosses. I'm a yoga teacher, and these are my creations. On this blog you can read the story behind the jewelry. You'll also get to meet other talented Etsy artists whose work I admire. Contact me at moondogtreasures@live.com.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Moondog at Yoga Event at Lifetime Fitness

Moondog Treasures was invited to be a part of a yoga event at Lifetime Fitness last weekend.  It was a special gathering of people for 108 Sun Salutations to celebrate the Fall Equinox.  I met lots of fun, dedicated yogis there and got to share some of my creations with them.  Here are some pics of the featured items from the trunk show.

Gorgeous blends of dyed jade, turquoise and jasper.

Soldered pieces - Shanti peace, Ganesh

Agate bracelets with sari ribbons

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Etsy Artist of the Week

This week's featured Etsy artist on my blog is a chef, Sparkles Kitchen!  I traveled to Paris last summer with my family and I'm really missing the macaroons! 
From the chef:
"I’m not a professional cook and I can’t explain why I love baking so much! I guess it’s because i feel that there is nothing more heart-warming and satisfying in the world when people I care smile and enjoy the food I made for them. I am the happiest person in the world when they say “yummy” to my food!"

Take a look at all the flavors:

- Valrhona 72% Dark Chocolate
- Black Sesame
- Macha Azuki (Green tea with Red Bean Cream)
- Passion Fruit
- Raspberry
- Salted Caramel
- Sumiyaki coffee
- Rose
- Lavender
- Coconut
- Madagascar Vanilla
- Ume (Japanese Plum)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Soldering Iron is Hot!

Here are a few photos of what I've been up to on a rainy Saturday.  The soldering iron heats up to 465 degrees F.  I take images and secure them between two hand-cut pieces of glass.  Then they are soldered together with lead free silver solder and a super hot iron!!  The pendants go on faux leather black or brown cord to become a necklace.  I also create Christmas ornaments with favorite photos that I solder together.  They'll be featured soon in my shop.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Wrist Malas for Men

From my Etsy Shop:

kavi mala bracelet for men

For the week of September 7-14, Yoga Jewelry by Moondog Treasures is donating 54% of all sales of mala bracelets to charity in honor of  the Global Mala and in memory of several dear friends.  This year's donations will go toward the American Brain Tumor Association http://www.abta.org/