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incense – natural tree resins

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nuggets of amber resin

nuggets of amber resin

As well as my collection of yarns and fibres for spinners and weavers, and general craft supplies, I have always sold a selection gift items that catch my attention, because they are unusual, useful or look/smell nice!

The natural tree resins come under that category.  They are the purest form of the incense, collected usually directly from the sap of the tree, and as such have very complex organic aromas when burnt.  They can also be combined with each other to produce your own choice of aroma, or to form part of a perfume.

I initially bought the amber resin to burn as an incense, it is used in temples and mosques in burners, and is one of the most expensive resins – especially this one, which is sourced in India.  As it happens, I bulk bought this at the beginning of last year, and then, because of illness, all my stock just languished until I re-started selling in October!

For some reason, and no one has been able to tell me why, the supply from India has dried up, and I seem to be the last person to have some of this!  People are buying it from Morocco at the moment, but its nothing like the Indian sourced tree resin.

Quite by chance, I found that you could just rub the side of one of these nuggets on your wrists or the usual perfume points and the perfume stayed with you all day – it has always been used as an ingredient for perfumes anyway!  Even in its solid form, you can put it in a muslim bag, and hang it up in the room or wardrobe, and the complex fruity/musky scent will just colour the area nearby – and the nuggets seem to last forever.

I’m on my last pack of these just now, and if I can’t find more of it, I’m not sure if I’ll bother to buy the Moroccan resin, because I have been spoilt!  It has also been very popular with my customers – but I don’t get many repeat orders, because it lasts so long!  You can see my listings, which give even more information about the resin and how to use it – here on ebay, and here on etsy.  A nugget is £4.95 – the etsy listing includes a small organza bag that can be hung in wardrobes etc.

other natural tree resins

set of 6 natural tree resins with burner

set of 6 natural tree resins with burner

I will come back to these another day, but if you want to sample some of the best of them, I have put together a set with a burner – that you can find here on ebay, and here on etsy.  The listings explain how to burn them safely!

LAST POSTING DATES FOR XMAS…..

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Hi again

Just thought I’d put up the latest dates you can post items to reach their destination BEFORE XMAS – Royal Mail willing!

new for quilters, each of these squares are available

new for quilters, each of these squares are available

So, if you want me to post you any christmas present buys, for YOU to post them to the person you bought them for …the margins are pretty tight!

To have a look at my current items on etsy & ebay, including some new stock and some bargains, please click on the personal links under my photo on the right – its easier than me putting them up individually in each post!

 

 

natural frankincense resin for burning, I also have myrrh as well as the very popular amber resin

natural frankincense resin for burning, I also have myrrh as well as the very popular amber resin

I will, from now on, post most items 1st class, unless it just won’t work that way – ie: some parcels won’t go for £3.50, and unless you particularly want to pay the extra postage, they will have to go 2nd class, or via Hermes, which I recently discovered has a drop off point in the local CostCutter supermarket!

Please let me know, when ordering, if you want to pay the extra, and I’ll amend your invoice.

I’m not including the extra expensive last minute services, which give you a few extra days, because I don’t want to have to rush to the post office every day with rush orders – smile!

I am also happy to post the item direct to the person you are buying for – worldwide – just let me know their address when you order, and I’ll let you know what the extra postage is.  You can email me direct at julz@julzweaving.plus.com

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For international readers – these are the dates in and from the UK .

WITHIN THE UK

LETTERS & SMALL PARCELS:               2nd class  – 18 December          1st class   – 20 December

PARCELFORCE WORLDWIDE EXPRESS 48:     22 December

FROM UK TO:

Australia                     4 December                       New Zealand             3 December

USA                         12 December                          Canada                       9 December

Europe                    13 December                         China                          13 December

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Hope you’re not feeling too hassled with all your holiday preparations, or spending more than you can afford – smile

all the best

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SHOW & TELL NO 3: SPINNING BY ROSEMARY FROM PRESCOT, MERSEYSIDE

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ROSEMARY not only spins at home, but is part of a Tudor re-enactment group – which I found out about by chance when she sent me a message thro’ ebay, asking for fast delivery, so that she could use them in her display last weekend.

“By the way the amber and carders will be used next weekend when we are doing some spinning etc. demos in Elizabethan dress. I put the amber inside replica pomanders (pomander actually means in French an apple of amber).”

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“As promised here I am in two different guises spinning and using your tops. In fact can you see the necklace have on when I am an Elizabethan that’s a pomander and it is full of your amber.”

Thanks very much Rosemary for sending the photos so quickly – the Elizabethan costume looks very comfortable!  Feel free to leave a comment for Rosemary in the comment box (at the end of the blog)

You can find the amber resin she mentions HERE on ebay, or HERE for etsy customers – you can use it as a solid perfume to rub on your wrists, or put it a pomander as Rosemary has. It is a totally natural product and has a warm exotic fragrance.  If you look through my other listings on these sites, you will find merino wool tops for spinning as well as other related items.

SHOW & TELL (Click orange text to go to the original blog)  is open to all my customers who have bought from me at any time over the years. Please send in photos of your work, it can be in any craft or other media, with a brief description, to show (off) to others and hopefully inspire all of us.  If you’re not a customer, and would like to take part, just buy something, however small – from either ebay or etsy .  To my see current stock, please click on the links on the right hand side of this blog.

I will publish all contributions, and please don’t worry if you are just starting up, its just nice to see what people are doing!

Currently, the opportunity will be open until the END OF JUNE, altho I am always happy to see what my customers are doing, and will have other SHOW & TELL SESSIONS , so please send in photos of your work at any time to julz@julzweaving.plus.com.

Look forward to hearing from you!

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