Chinese Blessings – Featured

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Chinese Blessings Necklace - $15

Another one of my Chinese hong bao (lucky money red envelopes used during the New Year) glass tile pendant necklace was featured in an Etsy Treasury today. These lucky Chinese blessings necklaces express “Good Fortune”, “Good Health”, “Longevity”, and “Peace”.  These pendants and other pendants can be purchased at my eboutique at www.majentadesigns.etsy.com

Super Bowl Sunday, Super Tuesday, Marti Gras, Ash Wednesday, Chinese New Year!

Wow, so many big events going on in just one week! The Super Bowl was a sad day indeed, I love the Patriots, and usually I root for the underdog, but man when you have an undefeated season, you just gotta win the Super Bowl to cap off that kind of accomplishment…but alas, it was a rough game to sit through, but especially the last 3 minutes were painfully nerve wrecking! We scored a TD in like last 2 mins, then they scored in under 1 min left…but then, alas, sadness….oh wells. They did have some fun commercials though:

As for the Primaries today…we’ll see how it goes, I hate talking about politics, so I”m going to avoid opening that can of worms, but it seems like it’s a tight race all around!

I dont normally give up anything for Lent, but it is interesting to think about what you must give up for a whole 40 days, kinda crazy! Maybe I should give up Facebook, its so addicting!

As for the best celebration out of all these, its by far Chinese New Year! I’m going down to NYC to visit my grandma, not sure if they’ll have any continued celebrations into the weekend, but here’s to hoping to weather wont be as rainy/snowy as its predicted to! it’ll be fun to see her again as I’m sure she loves having visitors, eating lots and lots of food, and also shop around Soho and what not. I’m also on the look out for some inspiration for my Etsy items as well! I’ve found some really cute hong baos (red envelopes)…man why werent they this cool when I was a kid??

I’ve also made some cute jewelry using some of the Chinese New Year cards my parents get too! Click on the picture to see the item in my Etsy Shop.

New Line of Chinese-Inspired Jewelry!

This weekend I started a new line of products that are all Chinese inspired jewelry, just in time before the Chinese / Lunar New Year! These beautiful and one-of-a-kind / unique pieces were all made using lucky Chinese “hong bao” (red envelope) These beautiful pendant is classic and vibrant, perfect for matching any occasion or outfit – wear it with your favorite cocktail dress or with a casual shirt and jeans!

*** Dont forget that ALL my items are 20% off until tomorrow January 15th, EST! So check out the rest of my shop too! http://www.majentadesigns.etsy.com ***

CHINESE BLESSINGS NECKLACES: Each of these have a Chinese blessing, so wear it for good luck and good fortune! Your choice of pendant, each with its own unique Chinese blessing in black script against a red background. This pendant is made from a lucky Chinese “hong bao” (i.e., red envelope), which is used during the Chinese / Lunar New Year to spread good fortune and wishes for an auspicious new year!

***This item was featured in an Etsy Treasury of some of the top sellers in New England, check it out here! ***

CHOICES:
1. Longevity (i.e., long life)
2. Good Fortune
3. Good Health
4. Peace

LOTUS FLOWER NECKLACE: This piece is one-of-a-kind. This pendant is of a purple lotus flower on a green lily pad outlined with shimmery gold leaf. The design of the paper makes the images really 3D, in addition to the glass, it really gives the image great depth and dimension. This pendant is ONE OF A KIND, NOT TO BE DUPLICATED!

SYMBOLISM: Not only is this a beautiful design, but this paper is from a Chinese New Year greeting card, because of the symbolism of the lotus flower. There are many meanings for the lotus flower, one being the harmony and love between husband and wife, continuity of luck, wealth, promotions and children. The symbolism is also tied to just the struggle and beauty of life, as the lotus flower grows up from the mud into a object of great beauty, so is the desire that people also grow and change into something more beautiful. So the symbol represent the struggle of life at its most basic form.

GOLDEN FLOWER on RED NECKLACE: This is another beautiful pendant made out of “hong bao”. I only have two of these, so snatch them up quickly before they are gone!

May Peace Prevail on Earth

My “May Peace Prevail on Earth” photographic notecard was listed in another treasury, I love these New England sale promotions!

AND this photo is part of a greeting card set I have that was also featured in the EtsyGreetings blog! Check it out there too! Each day there is always a new card featured, I love all the different designs and styles there are! The

PHOTO’s STORY: This photograph was taken in Gwangju, South Korea, where it says “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in many languages, including English and Korean. This sign was posted near their “Democracy Memorial” where it recognizes the tragedy that happened on 5.18 known as the Gwangju Uprising, which is similar to the Tienanmen Square Massacre in China, where people protested what was going on the government, and here they rallied for democracy.

For the greeting card set that was featured in the etsygreeting has other pictures of the sign post I found around the world!:

1. KOREAN: Gwangju, South Korea – near their 5.18 Democracy Memorial, in honor of the uprising to restore democracy from military rule(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_Massacre)
2. KHMER: Siem reap, Cambodia – within Ankor Wat – the world’s largest single religious monument. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankor_Wat)
3. JAPANESE: Kyoto, Japan
4. RUSSIAN: Connecticut, USA – on “chapel island” at a YMCA camp – a location where morning devotions are held
5. HEBREW: Connecticut, USA – the bridge leading towards the “chapel island”

SALE: I am having a storewide 20% off sale, plus if you spend over $50 (after sale price adjustment), there is FREE SHIPPING as well! Please browse my site for other items as well, as I have a wide selection of jewelry and accessories and other photographs too! Click the links here, or check me out at http://www.majentadesigns.etsy.com

This is part of the New England Street Team NEST) New Years Sales, so check out this list of other great promotions and shops too!

My New Jewelry Shop!

Hello there! I recently started my own online shop at http://www.majentadesigns.etsy.com . I have quite the eclectic mix of items in my shop! I have classy as well as fun jewelry, accessories, notecards, and 8×10 photographic prints. I’m always adding new and different items, so check back weekly!

If you are new to Etsy, its very simple, its almost like Ebay but without the bidding, and this site consists of all kinds of items that are handmade – from jewelry to soaps to furniture to anything you can think of! All you have to do is sign up with a login username and password. Then when you want to buy an item, just click “add to cart” then “check out”.

I take many forms of payment as well:

+Paypal,
+Credit Card (you must use paypal to do this, but dont need an acct at paypal to do this)
+Personal Check (it will tell you where to mail the check)
+Google Checkout (you must check “other” and I will use google checkout to send you your invoice to your email box, and you can pay the bill that way).

Please check out my Etsy profile for more details, but if you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me! Thanks again for checking out my shop!

 
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