Zendoll says ....

Welcome to Zendoll Workshop where art making and musings will occasionally provide mirth and a message.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Weekend Wisdom

This will be a weekend of change. From the anticipated fallout of a storm that threatens to be the most widely damaging to the eastern seaboard of the States in 100 years, to the dramatic shift of seasons in most of Canada. While Hurricane Sandy is scheduled to collide with the severe cold front that has now moved in, we must be adaptable to the energy shifts that result. This little Chi Charm is a reminder to rely on our innate intuitive wisdom as a grounding guide -  regardless of change. Speaking of which, my laptop precedes my arrival to the deep south this week. I plan to travel light when I fly, so I wish you and yours a cozy few days and a productive week to follow. Cheers dears.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In The Pink

This chi charm is from my personal collection, and those who know me well know my passion for pink. Not that I have to be all matchy matchy, but pink jewelry is hard to find, so I took the situation into my own hands and made some earrings and charms to go with summer outfits. The hamsa, or hand charm symbolizes the creator's hand, and while it offers protection, it is also thought to draw positive energy and abundance to the wearer. Wishing you a day and week of good chi!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Intuition Tuesday

Eagles represent power, courage and connection to spirit in native American culture. This little Chi charm is a nod to the world of spirit and a reminder that our best guide in life comes directly from within. It's name is Intuition, and it visits in the form of voice - the one who speaks so softly it compels you to listen.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Chi Charms

I created chi charms with the intention of helping the wearer tap into a deeper source of life energy, or "chi". This one features the 'evil eye', which has always been an amulet carrying protective properties and the ability to ward off evil. Crystals are one of the oldest known materials believed to enhance certain frequencies in our personal energy fields to aid in the manifestation of thoughts and intentions. This and the other new chi charms will arrive in my Etsy shop next week. Have a wonderful fall weekend my lovelies.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday Wish List

A vintage dress form is next on my 'one day' wish list .....  one day the right form will appear ..... until then, I must settle for the anticipation of my good fortune.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I like to upcycle bits of old or new jewelry, so that certain favourite bits can be embellished and hooked on to different chains or charm clusters on other necklaces. The whimsical birdy came from Anthroplogy several years ago, and I wore it much more often than I had expected. When it broke, I decided to give it a new life as a charm. May your life be charmed as well dear blog reading buddy.

Monday, October 15, 2012


As some of you may remember, I was in the hunt for a vintage typewriter. While the one I found isn't  as pretty or as pink as this beauty, it does work and the price was right ..... a mere $20. That's what I call shopping schwing!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Source: houzz.com via jocelyn on Pinterest

The weather has turned, so it's time to gather up some creative ideas and start preparing for your next celebration - whatever it might be. Have a wonderful weekend dears.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Lotus Love

The lotus is a symbol of rebirth, or a new beginning. This 14 inch, 14 k gold plate necklace is a delicate reminder that anything is possible. Nothing is out of reach - as long as you stay aligned with your intention, you can accomplish your goals and create change. Wear the words and symbols that mean the most to you. Available in my ETSY shop.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hands Down!

Now this is hand eye co-ordination at its best!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I heart hearts, and many other shapes as well. Whether it's the inherent symbolism associated with certain images, or simply the shift in brain activity when a meaningful word, shape or colour comes into view, there is a pleasing sense that 'all is well.'
May it be so for you and yours as well.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Surviving Thanksgiving

Here's hoping there's room for a little laughter after all that turkey and the good stuff that goes with it.
Enjoy your holiday Monday by clicking on the link for your daily dose of mirth ...... always a good way to start off the week. Cheers dears.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fountain of Youth

Meet Margaret Dunning, Pinterest darling of the week.
At 102, she is returning to college, but her real passion is her collection of vintage cars. She restored this 1930 Packard to mint condition. I would say she has found her fountain of youth ...... and may we all find ours!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hello Etsy!

This necklace is, for obvious reasons, called "Happy Dance". This and other recently posted creations are finally making their way to my Etsy shop. Yup. Zendoll Workshop is once again open for business. After a long break, I needed to enlist the help of my Etsy/blogging mentor, Colette. When you click on the link, you'll see what I mean. It takes a village sometimes.