We are testing the waters here with some craft items we can make to add "variety" to our store. At one time we had a business making all kinds of different kinds of jewelry and stone items. With a little free time we have made a few items to give a test run :D
A great and timeless style Buddhist prayer beads bracelet or necklace crafted from rare WENGE wood!!!
All our prayer bead necklaces/bracelets are made with real wood beads and polished to nice shine.
These bracelets are not only great for Spirituality but have seen a great increase from folks using them just for fashion.
Some other info:
The 108 beads are said to eliminate 108 kinds of troubles, helps relax the body and ease the mind. The 108 beads are belived to bring positive force of self realization to focus your attention and achieve a state of peace.
This Mala bracelet is made with high quality natural African wenge wood beads and elastic coated jewelry cord. Finished with a Chinese eternal knot charm, called Shrivasta can bring luck. I admit my knot tying could use some more work :D I used to be so good at it :P
Wenge is the wood of the Wenge tree, Millettia laurentii. The Wenge tree is native to western Equatorial Africa, especially Zaire, Cameroon and Gabon. The lumber is used for general construction but in North America, Wenge is considered an exotic wood, and finds use as a veneer and in cabinetry and woodcraft projects.
Buddhist prayer beads or Malas are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, breaths while meditating, counting prostrations, or the repetitions of a Buddha's name. They are similar to other forms of prayer beads used in various world religions and therefore the term "Buddhist rosary" also appears.
When reciting a mantra with a Mala meditation, you recite the entire mantra on each bead (not one bead per word). You can also use affirmations with your Mala, repeating the affirmation with each bead. The recitations can be done silently, as a whisper, in song or spoken out loud. Each time you work your way around the mala, saying a mantra for each bead, you are considered to have completed 100 mantra recitations. The extra 8 beads are “spare” to make up for any miscounts or mistakes you may make along the way.
The traditional Mala contains 108 beads (8mm).There are numerous explanations why there are 108 beads, with the number 108 bearing special religious significance in a number of Hindu and Buddhist traditions.In traditional Buddhist thought, people are said to have 108 afflictions or kleshas.This same number is also used in Japanese New Year services where a bell is rung 108 times.
Monks usually have Mala beads with 108 beads.
Conventional Buddhist tradition counts the beads at 108, signifying the mortal desires of mankind. The number is attributed to the Mokugenji Sutra wherein Shakyamuni Buddha instructed King Virudhaka to make such beads and recite the Three Jewels of Buddhism. In later years, various Buddhist sects would either retain the number of beads, or divide them into consecutive twos, fours, for brevity or informality. A decorative tassel is sometimes attached to the beads, fanked by talismans or amulets depending on one's local tradition. Because prayer beads are often painted in pigment, various traditional schools attribute a consecration ritual by the Sangha to the beads, to "open the eyes" for the purpose of achieving Enlightenment unique to the Karma of each believer.
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We are always happy to work with store owners, barber shops, online resellers and anyone who wants to sell Dixie Cowboy Products. Just send us a message and we can work on a custom wholesale order just for you. We are not currently wholesaling our handmade combs and brushes, it is just impossible to mass produce these at this time. Some minimums apply when placing items for resale.
While our handling and processing time is set to 3 business days we generally ship out rather quickly. We schedule pick ups for Monday and Thursday every week so you can expect your order to go out on those days (depending when you order).
Where applicable we will give an idea of the ingredients in the product. We do this for the love and all items are as advertised so if we say something is "glycol free" or "soy free" etc... it is. BUT we've had so many fishy people lately trying to get us to give them the recipe to our unique items. We love these products and we love you (our customers) so rest assured that our products are 100% as advertised. BUT again, if you have a specific allergy please just email us and we can tell you if it's safe.
We love what we make and our handmade items take up most of our free time these days. We treat each one like it's our artistic interpretation and as a piece of art. We no longer accept custom or personalized orders as what little free time goes into creating more product for our shop. Thank you for understanding.
No not all but many, any item that can be custom scented for you will have a drop down menu with a SCENT category in the listing. Some products can not be scented due to a majority of reasons.
Our animal hair is sourced right here in Texas. All our wood is sourced right here as well but there are a couple for obvious reasons like they don't grow in Texas that are sourced elsewhere. Same with the horns. If you are looking to start your own comb or brush business I would suggest doing some research as I'm not giving up my contacts :D :P :D :P
I can't give you a class on how to make the brushes or combs, please don't ask me to walk you through how you can make the brushes or combs yourself. I'm sorry but I've worked hard to create a niche and it's not very nice to expect me to give out trade secrets and walk you through how to attach, clean, sanitize etc.. the boar hair and attach it :D :P :D :P.
This seems to be the number one thing I've had emails about recently. All animals are treated with respect and dignity. When possible the material is sourced right on our farm but when needed we buy from other suppliers. It goes without saying that our GOAT and HORSE hair brushes are from "no kill" animals. Our boar hair is sourced in Texas from several places and is collected from wild boar who are hunted and processed for meat. There is no cruelty involved and all boars are dispersed as humanely as possible. Hair collection is only done when animal is processed after death.
Our typical packaging consists of brand new heavyweight boxes and new bubblewrap... BUT .... we hate waste here whether it's horn chunks, wood pieces or even packaging items we get ourselves. SOOOOO I always keep a big box full of brown recycled paper, air pillows and anything else I can reuse. We don't normally ship with it UNLESS someone asks so PLEASE PLEASE just add a note with your order if you would like Green packaging.