Top 5 things to  do for the New Moon in Libra

Top 5 things to do for the New Moon in Libra

TOP 5 things to do for the NEW MOON

When you think about the New Moon… What comes first to mind? A new phase in life, a new page is turning… So what’s best to do for this coming Monday?

New Moon on Monday -make notes for yourself or use a journal. I use my lunar diary to make it easy. It’s the preference, not sponsored.

  1. Cleanse yourself and your space 
  2. Have your crystals saged 
  3. Create a grid for Monday and activate it
  4. Focus on the New Moon in Libra ( pay close attention to your friends. special friendships)
  5. Bring more beauty and balance to your life

From Monday on there are many opportunities in front of you… From new connections, business opportunities, new purchases, and balancing life it’s all put at once in front of you!

If you want to know what best crystals to use for this new Moon… You can’t go wrong with ROSE QUARTZ, CLEAR QUARTZ POINTS, SELENITE, AMETHYST, and BLUE KYANITE.

Rose Quartz – for love and friendships

Quartz points -amplification

Selenite – absorption of negative energy /harmonious space /creating a safe space

Blue Kyanite- good communication, self-expression, spirituality

If this is the first time you create a crystal grid for yourself, start with the center stone…In this case the SELENITE TOWER.  Now start to go around with the tumbled stones and points. You don’t need to use heart shape crystals if you don’t have any. Tumbles stones will do the job as well quite well. Make sure to place the clear quartz mini points in between each crystal. They do a fantastic job to amplify the grid and manifesting faster.

At this point, once it’s all arranged to your liking, you need to activate the grid. If you ask how to do that it’s very easy. GRID ACTiVATION TIME!

Three things to do!

  1. Rub your hands together and hoove your power hand on top of the grid (the Power hand is the hand that gave the most energy – Once you rub them together and you pull them a bit apart, you feel that you build a field of energy. !)
  2. close your eyes and start manifesting while holding your hands over the grid
  3. Activate each stone with the center stone and place it back in the center- Do not move the grids anymore from now on until your manifestation was fulfilled.

NEW MOON MEANING! It’s the first phase of the moon transformation over a month period. So here is what you need to do and know!

-set new goals

-starting a new phase in your life

-opening a new business 

-manifesting a new desire

 

So, what are you manifesting for this New Moon?

XO,

Lorena

 

 

 

 

Malakos

Malakos

Malakos is known as the mirror of the soul. Malakos is the gorgeous crystal Malachite. From the Greek word soft it was and is always special. Holding great shades of green, malachite is pure magic. A crystal that does great in all its shapes. It has its charm unpolished but polished it reaches another level! Once it’s polished, you can actually see the gorgeous pattern. In ancient Greece, and Egypt Malachite was used as a protection stone and to extract green paint. In Russia, it was used by the czars to decorate the inside of castles to protect them from the evil eye. Malachites come from many places like Russia, Romania, Zambia, and Mexico.

Cleopatra used the green Malachite as her protection makeup.

The Czars in Russia used it for decoration inside the palaces and even had a malachite room in the winter Palace. It’s definitely gorgeous. Imagine the vibes!

But I bet you wonder how to use malachite… For sure as great as it looks, if you love hot baths, a malachite tub is not for you! It might look great, but over time cracks will appear in the malachite… Malachite, does not like water. Malachite is great for absorbing negative energy around you. It also calms your mind and gives a good feeling. The pattern has a hypnotic effect and makes you feel good inside. It also builds confidence and helps on the emotional level, when is also you might feel helpless, worthless, or empty. It is also a great helper when it comes to back pain.

Malachite is a stone of transformation and it can take your energy to another level. It has feminine energy that will transform into masculine energy if needed. Basically, this stone is your to-go stone if you need protection, support on all levels, emotional, mental, physical, guidance and positivity.

Malachite protects in fear situations and is great to have when flying, driving, etc…Malachite has many different names….you know it’s called Stone of transformation, also a soft healer but it’s also a stone used in the past by midwives. It protects women during birthing, pregnancy, and monthly period pain.

Malachite is fantastic when it comes to blood pressure, and deals with the heart chakra. Since it’s a healer stone, it eases the trembles when it comes to Parkinson’s.

Now, you see Malachite is very versatile and great to use in many different areas, but it is really fascinating to use when it comes to abundance and wealth. That is one of the reasons I love to work with Malachite and transform them into a piece of art, wearable art. And so I want to combine my love of threads with this amazing stone. I will use malachite slabs and incorporate them with Romanian Point Lace, and 3D bullion elements and create a unique necklace.

If you ever wondered how I start a necklace that involves crystals…Here we go, first I cleanse and charge the crystal, after that, I start to incorporate it into the design.  If it’s a custom design I incorporate the crystal into a grid as a center stone.

So you see, it does not matter, what goal you will wear for your malachite necklace, love, wealth, health, happiness, etc… it will always be a benefit to you!

Now the big question is what color should I combine with malachite? I love both salmon and light beige (has a silver touch to it).

If you visit my Instagram HERE  You can find a reel about other great Malachite properties! So, let me know in the comment section what color you would pick salmon or beige!

 

XO
Lorena

 

 

Ink & Lace Designs on the catwalk

Ink & Lace Designs on the catwalk

It has been a while, since I did a blog post or emailed a proper newsletter and this is for a good reason… I have been working hard to create a new collection for this year’s DesignerQ catwalk show. They had a gorgeous, 10th birthday so it was perfect to celebrate with a unique collection.

The collection is called Wild Orchids and it’s a lot of fun. Every piece is handmade in Australia and was a great integrated design, inspired by the national flower of Queensland, the orchid. I wish you all could have been there to see all the designers with their amazing creations. We had two runways shows and a great after-party.  A lot of great entertainment and fun!

If you follow my Instagram @inknlacedesigns you can see a lot of IG Stories on the event and a lot of new posts about it.

 Here are a few images of the collection. I posted a few also in the latest newsletter, so if you are interested, sign up and receive 15% OFF your first order!

ALSO< if you are interested in the pieces from this collection or custom design please contact us via website or Instagram.
All these gorgeous models did a fantastic job running for all the designers and I have to say that everybody did a stunning job, to make the event a success. From the fabulous goody bags to the make-up artists and the catering, DesignerQ did a fantastic job planning the event. 

The red carpet was fun and my little one had a blast dressing up and so it was good to see for her what happens when designers get together.

I started to work on the collection in March, after seven months of work creating and designing the WILD ORCHIDS COLLECTION, it can be finally available.

 

 

You, know each piece is an original, so if you are not a fan of the catwalk colors, no problem! Let’s make it your style!

 

XO,

Lorena

 

 

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher

If you think about Dreamcatchers, what do you remember or what do you know about? Dreamcatchers originate, from the Native Americans and were first only in a few tribes. They were used in the tipis and were always placed above the sleeping area or the entrance of the tipi. The concept of the Dreamcatcher is to have a circle with a specific geometrical shape inside to catch a nightmare as well as to trap it. The idea is that once the dream is in the catcher the wind will take it away! You have probably seen that many original dreamcatchers have feathers and gemstone beads like Turquoise for protection, or apache tears, black obsidian, and quartz of course. Some had sage leaves on them that would have been changed regularly.

The topic of dreamcatchers is fantastic. The reason, I am interested in dreamcatchers, is my little one. She is six and had some nightmares. Now, I am about to create a dreamcatcher, in Romanian Point Lace of course for her. 

I am creating it in red because red is one of her favorite colors. I am using many shades of red and the size of the catcher is just below 20cm.

I am using different cord sizes as you see below and a few different fillings. The concept of the catcher is to combine a few different fillings harmonically.

If you look at the image, I created a spider wheel, as part of the filling. The reason I included it, was because, the original dreamcatchers, were also called spiders women. Spider-woman would catch and trap the dreams. I am still not sure how I would hang it, but I am sure it will be in an artistic way. I actually think to frame, in an open frame. so the dreams, get trapped and I can smudge them later on…..

At the moment it’s still just an idea! Nothing is set in stone! On that hand, I also want to say that this pattern, is special.

I will gift it to my followers and to those who love to create point lace…

If you are interested in the pattern get in touch, subscribe to that newsletter so you are on the list! Don’t miss out!

If you want to stay up to date, with the progress of the dreamcatcher, check out my INSTAGRAM HERE!

 

 Let me know how you feel about a dreamcatcher and how was it to use one?

 

XO,

Lorena 

And the winner is….

And the winner is….

Let’s say goodbye to a crazy 2020 Giveaway is finished today!

Since this year was a drain, and one hit after another tried to slap me down, I stood up to face it. I know that many people feel the same and many small businesses struggle atm.

To lighten up the mood, I was hosting a giveaway Australia wide and invited 20 Australian brands to say goodbye to a crazy 2020! So they did and the giveaway started on IG!

And finally today, we have a winner!

The wonderful, Amy was lucky and won the giveaway valued over $800!

Thank you all for taking part and for coming together! Let’s hope 2020 does not have more negative surprises for us! I am positive that 2021 will be a great year!

Be original!

Good vibes only!

XO,😎

Lorena

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The grapes

The grapes

The grape is a delicious fruit and with the deeply rooted history. In Romania the grapes have a special place. Like any other country we make wine of course but we also make Most. It’s kinda like mwine but more like a nectar. It’s fabulous for the gut and kids can enjoy a glass.

In ancient time the god of wine Dionisos was a big deal in Romania, almost as much as he was in ancient Greece. We had holy places at Ulpia Traiana (capital of Dacia) where wine was offered for Dionisos… With that in mind, the grape was very important. In fact still today we start Autumn with a festival of wine, we give the first glass back to the soil when we open a bottle and we incorporate the grape design into our paintings and lace making.

In Romanian Point Lace this design is even called the grape. The one above is my personal one. But since the design was popular I made one for the store.

Above golden autumn… Sold out, but get in touch for custom designs.

If you are interested in the bullion stitch check out the tutorials and instant pattern!

Check out the necklace called the grapes. It’s available in the store or on Etsy!

XO

Lorena

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