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Health Benefits of Wearing Silver Jewelry

Did you know? There are benefits to wearing silver jewelry...besides looking good. We've pulled out a few interesting factoids that may interest you!

Health benefits of wearing silver - by Line of Love Jewellery. Image courtesy of Pixabay.
Across many cultures, silver has been used as an effective aid against colds, flus and fighting infection. 

Studies by the University of Southampton (2008) have also proven that wearing silver rings can reduce arthritic symptoms. 

Due to its natural properties, it has aided in improved circulation and immunity due to its electrical and thermal conductivity.

How is this possible? The short-form scientific answer is this: Positively-charged silver ions create a conductive field which redirects electromagnetic radiation away from the body, aiding in improved blood circulation, balancing the body's temperature, as well as binding to negatively charged receptors in bacteria... hence helping us fight against infection and disease. 

Well, we certainly will love our silver jewelry more, won't we? That which does double duty and keeps us looking good on the inside AND the outside! 

Don't Miss Out! Porcelain Ladybug 'LUCKY PIN' Special: Buy 5, Get One Free

WE LOVE LADYBUGS and we know you do too! What's better than five ladybugs?

Medium porcelain ladybug pin by Joseph Chiang
Above: A little more luck? YES PLEASE! Get one more ladybug with every purchase of 5 ladybug pins!

Well...six! We want you to have more luck in YOUR life… so we’re gifting you one extra ladybug when you buy a packet of five!

Ladybugs are known to represent good luck in many countries, including Canada, Germany and Italy. Particularly if one lands on you, you can expect to have good luck… so be sure to make a wish before it flies away!

Ladybugs are a mysterious creature, and we have met our fair share of customers who have encountered one, or a ‘fleet’ of ladybugs at special and meaningful moments in their lives. 




Tell me a lucky ladybug story! Stories from Joseph Chiang's customers

For instance, one of our customers told us that her husband was absolutely crazy about ladybugs. Her husband actually had a dream about the next home they were going to move into…call it a premonition.

And then the day came they were actually getting ready to move into their new home, and guess what they found when they opened the front door to their house?

 A huge ladybug balloon...right in the middle of their hallway! They knew the house was meant to be theirs, and they have lived there happily since.

Porcelain ladybug pins small, medium, large by Joseph Chiang
Check out our porcelain ladybugs here! 

How's that for a little more luck to take around with you? 

 All the ladybugs are handpainted porcelain bugs, painted by the artist, Joseph, himself. They don't call Joseph the Ladybug Man for nothing! 

Joseph Chiang, artist AKA The Ladybug Man
Meet Joseph Chiang, aka the Ladybug Man, at Granville Island's Public Market!

 TIPS FOR WEARING YOUR LADYBUG PIN: 

  • The pins stand out and look real(!!) on a hat, collar, or thin jacket
  • Wear your pin on a piece of clothing that won't move around too much
  • If you're wearing your pin on a jacket, avoid your seatbelt line

    Gifts from the heart

OUR LADYBUGS MAKE…

  • Wonderfully thoughtful gifts: The ladybugs make perfect gifts to mail off to friends and family in birthday and special occasion cards 

  • Great small gift ideas for: people who work in the office (to pin onto their office lanyards), for gardeners (who all love ladybugs!), and your insect-loving friends

  • Big blessings for someone who you know needs a little luck in their life – your son for his upcoming job interview, your friend recovering in the hospital, or someone who just needs a reminder of how lucky they are and will count their blessings every day!


Be prepared to make some new friends who tell you you've got a ladybug on you!! 

Tip: We've heard from some of our customers that they superglue the pin to their hat so it stays on...indefinitely! 

And if you're looking for other ladybug gifts, whether for your daughter or niece or mother…we've got them all in our collection!

Lucky gifts are here! by Joseph Chiang

Discover our ladybug jewellery collection HERE!

Stay lucky... and don't forget to make a wish when you’ve got your ladybug on!! 

Give the gift of family this Christmas

How will you keep your family close to your heart?

Family of Five by Joseph Chiang

 

This Christmas, consider the gift of our small silver circle pendant, the Family of 5. It's a beautiful solid sterling silver piece that will last a lifetime. 

And yes... all of our online orders are gift-wrapped in a beautiful brown gift box and gold ribbon. All our pendants are first placed in a green silk pouch and shipped in a solid protective box for shipping. So rest assured... it'll all be done when it arrives at your doorstep.

All you need to do is drop it off under the tree and wait for a beautiful smile to light up on Christmas Day!

Who Loves Ladybugs? Our Ladybug Collection is here!

Happy December 1st!

Who loves ladybugs? We do!! 

Porcelain ladybugs by Joseph Chiang

Who in your life loves ladybugs? Then you've come to the right place! A lot of people have ladybug stories of when they've seemingly "landed" or "appeared" out of nowhere at a special moment in their lives...Do you know someone who has a story like this? 

Come find the perfect stocking stuffers for your best friend, daughters, and nieces in our ladybug collection. Whether you're looking for a necklace, earrings or a pin, we've got it here in our Ladybug Collection

Our ladybug collection is lovingly handmade right here in Vancouver, B.C.

Porcelain ladybug stud earrings
Our porcelain ladybug stud earrings ($20 CAD)... are they real or are they porcelain!? It's luck that will stay with you!

All the necklaces and earrings come with 925 sterling silver hooks or studs. If you're ever in town, come visit us at Granville Island where you can share your ladybug story with us... we'd love to hear it! 

It's a Wrap! Thank you for a great Circle Craft 2015!



Here we are at Booth #326... Thanks for coming by and enjoying Joseph's latest & greatest porcelain and silver jewellery! 

Wow, it was a 5-day Circle Craft blast! We just wanted to say THANK YOU to all our wonderful customers and friends who came out to say hi and supported Joseph's fine jewellery work. 

And yes, dear customers, if you are looking for any ladybug jewellery that ISN'T on our website yet, please be patient... we will be uploading those within the next week! Including these ladybug earrings... 

Ladybug silver leaf earrings

These lucky bugs are coming to our shopping cart later this week so stay TUNED! 

And here are a few photos of our Circle Craft pre-work... 

Pendant meaning cards for Line of Love jewellery   Boxes for Joseph Clay Arts & Line of Love Jewellery
Some of our prep work for Circle Craft... Left: The meaning and shape of your love is illustrated in all our pendant cards that come with each jewellery piece. Right: Boxes, boxes and more boxes for Circle Craft!


Do these look familiar? Yes! Joseph setting up his sculpture pieces in solid bronze fixed on a wooden base, perfect as sculpture showpieces for homes. He is focused on having his sculptures in larger than life sizes one day in an outdoor park that people can enjoy. 

And if you're REALLY wanting something badly that you saw at Circle Craft, you can definitely go to our Contact Us page, send us an email about what you saw and we'll aim to get it shipped to you by the date you need it!

Joseph Clay Arts at Circle Craft

Next year, our booth will continue to be called the "Line of Love" in the Circle Craft book. This is the back of his Circle Craft display. Joseph's one-of-a-kind porcelain pieces will still be available as well, so fear not ... come on by for all of his artistic creations!

Vancouver's Circle Craft Fair - showcasing wonderful, whimsical art

We have been preparing like mad hatters for next week's Vancouver Circle Craft Christmas market, which will feature some of the most creative artists with their creations... whether they be critters, or handmade hats from knitters, or artists with paintings, jewellery or beeswax candles... 

Vancouver Circle Craft market

So make some room in your day, and take a little coffee to boot, drop by and say hi next week, you'll be glad you did, by jolly, Christmas is getting afoot!

Our Family pendant - Three's the Charm!

Family pendant by Joseph Chiang
Our pendant above, Family, honours the loving interconnectedness and unity between three family members

Did you know the number 'three' is also a sign of good luck and fortune? In Chinese culture, the number three sounds very similar to the word "birth" (pronounced "sheng" in Mandarin). 

In France, three is also considered a lucky number. And a suitor when buying flowers for his lady ought to consider buying flowers in odd numbers - namely 3 or 5 (never even numbers). 

Our Family pendant here blesses the ones who have become a family of three together. Who do you know who has recently become a family of three? 

Posted by Joseph Chiang on 06 November, 2015 family, familyofthree, joseph chiang, Line of Love, sterling silver, vancouver bc | Read more →

Like ladybugs? Like us on Facebook and have a chance to win our lucky ladybug pendant!

Ladybugs are such mysterious creatures... often we hear our customers' stories of how ladybugs have appeared in their lives on joyous occasions as well as mundane ones, where they have "no business being there." But there they are. 

Here's a story of a ladybug that continues to serve as a "happy accident" that helps one lady along her day.

What's your story? If you haven't yet, join our mailing list AND like us on Facebook!

We'll be drawing TWO lucky winners for our lucky ladybug pendant (above) at the end of October!

The winners will be announced here, on our blog and on Facebook!

Posted by Joseph Chiang on 24 October, 2015 joseph chiang, ladybug pendant, Line of Love, sterling silver, vancouver bc | Read more →

The Embodiment of Love Itself: The Line of Love

Artist Notes by Joseph Chiang

This series of work, entitled the "Line of Love", is dedicated to celebrating the beauty of true love in the world we live in. Drawing from the tender relationships between family members, friends and lovers, my goal is to have my figures express the heartfelt love felt between each other.


Joseph's "Embrace" pendant from the Line of Love.

"The lines and dots are creations of art.
The lines represent both life and love;
The dots represent both you and me.
The dots are joined by the lines,
Which connects us together."

Conceptually, my art formed from what I have observed to be universal principles of nature - where life originates from a point; and from there, gathers to eventually form a plane, or another dimension.

It has taken me almost five years to finish this collection, where nearly two hundred pieces have been completed.

 
Joseph's "Namaste" pendant from the Line of Love.

In the future, my plan is for these sculptures to be designed in a variety of sizes and mediums including bronze, stone, clay and wood; and be featured in different spaces such as outdoor public art, landscape gardens, atriums and in collectors' homes.

Currently the designs are made for silver sculpture jewelry, available on this Line of Love website.

 

Left to right: "Diving"; "Beijing You & Me"; "It's Time to Gold"; "Chase the Dream".

This series of four sculptures, "The Pursuance of Dreams", was selected as a series of distinguished works in the International Contest of Design in Landscape Sculpture for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

I would like to express my deep gratitude to my family, parents, friends and every art collector who has provided me with their unerring support of my creative and artistic pursuits.



Joseph Chiang

 

Posted by Joseph Chiang on 31 May, 2015 joseph chiang, Line of Love, silver jewelry, vancouver bc, Welcome | Read more →

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