Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Chi of Streamer Wands



We had the pleasure of creating these wonderful streamer wands for a wedding. We can just imagine the joy of those attending the ceremony as they wave their streamers to bless the newlyweds! In feng shui, colorful ribbons and flags may be placed near a home and as they move to gentle breezes, it is said that they capture and stir the nurturing chi energy. For a wedding, the fluttering streamers would certainly call the energies of love, sensuality, and happiness. As for a child, well, there's just something infinitely cool and captivating when a simple circular motion of the arm creates a lively, shimmery, ribbony trail.


We made the sticks of poplar, cut to seven inch lengths. An earlier prototype of our streamer wand had a metal eyelet screwed to the top of the stick for the ribbons, but in our new design, we carved a subtle dual concavity and drilled a hole for the ribbons to loop through - a safer, more elegant design!



The ribbons are of silk strips that had been naturally hand-dyed - oh so pretty!





Streamer wands - from weddings to playtime to enhancing chi, ribbons on a stick go a long way!

10 comments:

Lisa said...

These are so lovely, my girls would love one.

Jenell said...

I can imagine how beautiful that would be--like a river of light--angel wings--a spring breeze. What a wonderful idea...sigh. Makes me want to go to a wedding!

Linda said...

These are so beautiful Jennifer! They will look so lovely at the wedding! I love the look of the wooden wands and the colours of the ribbons are fantastic! Wow!

Happy Mother's Day to you today...

Warmly

Linda

dongdong said...

beautiful colors!

Mona said...

Delicate colors and exquisite workmanship! Must be a delightful sight at the wedding :)

Joy said...

How lovely! I'll bet it will be a beautiful wedding. :) I hope you're enjoying your Mother's Day!

Jenn said...

Those are beautiful!! :0)

The Scolari House said...

I know a little 3 year old who would love one of those. A lot nicer than the one Mommy made for her using a dowel rod, ribbon and tacky glue...I don't suppose you'll be selling these at your etsy store, will you?

Tan Family said...

Thanks, Scolari House! We do have them for sale in our Etsy shop. You can click on the link in the blog post, or look up Syrendell (that's our seller name) on Etsy.

Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND said...

What a great birthday party idea too! This would have been awesome at my daughter's fairy party!