JaysMandalas

Jay Mohler's Ojos de Dios ~ Yarn Mandalas

North Carolina, United States · 1381 Sales

JaysMandalas

Jay Mohler's Ojos de Dios ~ Yarn Mandalas

North Carolina, United States 1381 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(266)

Announcement   Custom orders taken now can take four weeks or more. Subject to change at any time, so it's always best to etsy convo or email me for the up to date estimate.

Every work is fully guaranteed, with returns accepted with no questions asked and full refunds given, including return postage. Before any custom work is mailed, a photo will be email to you, and you have the opportunity to ask for changes, and we will put the mandala up for sale in the shop, and make a new Ojo de Dios mandala with the changes you request. As shop owner I remain fully responsible for all orders and the quality of the work. Please contact me via etsy convo, or email at jayfroggy [!at] yahoo.com

Any mandala you find in my Feedback, or Sold Orders sections can also be used as inspiration for custom orders. Or, you can search my past work by going to google image search, and entering:
site: ojos-de-dios.com, ojo

Convo me, with the new *Request Custom Order* button on the listings' pages, and we'll start a conversation to work things out so Sami and I can create your personal custom listing.

Telephone calls typically accepted between 10am and 8pm, Eastern USA time. My phone number is 828-707-0759. Email is jay.mohler [!at] gmail.com

I've been making Ojos de Dios ever since seeing such yarn and stick mandalas in 1966, in almost the exact form, made by both Huicholi natives of Mexico, and monks from Tibet. Later I made many 8-sided Ojos de Dios (Spanish for Eyes of God) , when "ojos" were a popular folk art in the 1970's American Southwest. Much more recently I've mostly made 12-sided Ojos de Dios, which I believe can represent a whole panorama of spiritual cosmologies ..... although for myself, I create these for artistic satisfaction rather than as any sort of spiritual talisman.

All mandalas are made in a smoke free and pet free environment.

For more, see "Ojo de Dios", on Wikipedia.

For more of my personal story of how I became a weaver of Ojos de Dios, see
ojos-de-dios.com/jaysojostory.html

IF you'd like to buy by LAYAWAY let me know, and I'll go ahead and set up your choice of an ojo by lay-a-way. Usual conditions are 25% down, and 3 more payments due within 4 months.

see my etsy Reviews for many glowing customer satisfaction reports.
http://www.etsy.com/people/jayfroggy/feedback

disclaimer: although my mandalas have a American Indian look to them, and are largely inspired by Native American Ojos de Dios, I have no known American Indian ancestry, or registration with any American Indian tribe.

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 10, 2016

Custom orders taken now can take four weeks or more. Subject to change at any time, so it's always best to etsy convo or email me for the up to date estimate.

Every work is fully guaranteed, with returns accepted with no questions asked and full refunds given, including return postage. Before any custom work is mailed, a photo will be email to you, and you have the opportunity to ask for changes, and we will put the mandala up for sale in the shop, and make a new Ojo de Dios mandala with the changes you request. As shop owner I remain fully responsible for all orders and the quality of the work. Please contact me via etsy convo, or email at jayfroggy [!at] yahoo.com

Any mandala you find in my Feedback, or Sold Orders sections can also be used as inspiration for custom orders. Or, you can search my past work by going to google image search, and entering:
site: ojos-de-dios.com, ojo

Convo me, with the new *Request Custom Order* button on the listings' pages, and we'll start a conversation to work things out so Sami and I can create your personal custom listing.

Telephone calls typically accepted between 10am and 8pm, Eastern USA time. My phone number is 828-707-0759. Email is jay.mohler [!at] gmail.com

I've been making Ojos de Dios ever since seeing such yarn and stick mandalas in 1966, in almost the exact form, made by both Huicholi natives of Mexico, and monks from Tibet. Later I made many 8-sided Ojos de Dios (Spanish for Eyes of God) , when "ojos" were a popular folk art in the 1970's American Southwest. Much more recently I've mostly made 12-sided Ojos de Dios, which I believe can represent a whole panorama of spiritual cosmologies ..... although for myself, I create these for artistic satisfaction rather than as any sort of spiritual talisman.

All mandalas are made in a smoke free and pet free environment.

For more, see "Ojo de Dios", on Wikipedia.

For more of my personal story of how I became a weaver of Ojos de Dios, see
ojos-de-dios.com/jaysojostory.html

IF you'd like to buy by LAYAWAY let me know, and I'll go ahead and set up your choice of an ojo by lay-a-way. Usual conditions are 25% down, and 3 more payments due within 4 months.

see my etsy Reviews for many glowing customer satisfaction reports.
http://www.etsy.com/people/jayfroggy/feedback

disclaimer: although my mandalas have a American Indian look to them, and are largely inspired by Native American Ojos de Dios, I have no known American Indian ancestry, or registration with any American Indian tribe.

Jay Mohler

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5 out of 5 stars
(266)
April Durrett

April Durrett on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love it. I've made 5 so far, of all sizes and have taught a few children how to do it as well. They are amazed at how beautiful it turns out, and so am I. Thank you.

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About

weaving, teaching, and promoting yarn mandalas

I first saw Ojos de Dios yarn mandalas in the Guadalajara marketplace in 1965, and later watched with fascination as a Hucholi Indian brought a huge armful of colorful mandala creations into the market. A year later I visited an exhibit of sacred objects sent by the Dalai Lama of Tibet, and was amazed to see a weaving of seemingly exact shape, materials, and proportions! This started me on several years of weaving and selling my own variations of this craft, starting with 4 sided, and slowly changing to 6 sided, 8 sided, and my current creations, which are mostly 12 sided mandalas.

I was fortunate to be a part of the 1970's great popularity of this folk art in our American Southwest, when I lived in New Mexcio, and sold a great many 8 sided Ojos de Dios to tourist shops and art galleries. The craze ended, and I moved on to sign painting for twnety years, but in 1999 I once again took up weaving yarn mandalas, and have a very satisfying time selling online. I've also taught and inspired many others to start weaving, both through facebook, and by selling pdf instructions out of my etsy.com shop.

In 2010 I traveled to India for six months, and had a great time teaching workshops and introducing the art to many there.

In 2013 I again returned to India, but this time I first trained an apprentice, Samantha (Sami) Herbert, to keep my shop open while I was gone. Sami continues to weave mandalas, fulfill some of the custom orders that come in, and together we plan on branching into mandala jewelry, and entering craft events in the Ashevile NC area where we both live.

I hope that for a long time I can both teach and inspire others, and continue to expand the possibilities of design and color in my own weaving.

For much more, please read my blog, www.mandalas.me

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  • Jay Mohler

    Weaver, Teacher And Shop Owner

    1960's idealist, art student, dropout and wandering hippie, settled into New Mexico and weaving mandalas in the 1970's. I returned to the art in 1999 after a break of 20 years to paint signs and raise a family that produced 4 boys, now all grown up.

  • Samantha (Sami) Herbert

    Creator, Assistant

    Sami graduated from University North Carolina Wilmington, with studies in International Relations and Non-profit management, and, as well as her day-job, became Jay's apprentice in 2013, keeping this shop alive while Jay was in India for 6 months.

  • Elizabeth Tingley

    Apprentice

    Elizabeth Tingley is a native of Athens, Georgia. She has been working with fiber arts (knitting, crocheting, sewing, and tatting) for over 15 years. Recently returned from teaching in China, she now lives with her husband and son in Asheville.

  • Janelle Lucido-Conate

    Apprentice

    Janelle is my newest apprentice, and shows both great enthusiasm for the work, and good artistic sense that comes from both experience and passion for the work. Lives with her husband and two small children in Asheville, NC.

  • Inga Savage

    Apprentice

    Inga came on board as an apprentice in 2015, and has since gone on to fashion her own unique creations. She has experimented widely with unusual yarns, including spinning her own, and shows great flair and enthusiasm for the art form.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 10, 2016
I'm doing my best to continue, and expand upon, a folk art that was popular in the USA Southwest in the 1970's. I made and sold Ojos de Dios then, living in the outskirts of Albuquerque NM. Although this folk art is derived from Native American traditions, myself, I am not affiliated with any Native American tribe, or do I have any known significant Native American ancestry. Although Ojos de Dios are made as talismans of good luck, and of prayer, I think of my creations primarily as works of art.

More information can be found on Wikipedia with a search for "Ojo de Dios"

Colors are hard to judge correctly on a computer monitor, but I have yet to receive a complaint about the colors. I have received many comments that the colors, seen when an ojo arrives, are better than the photo presented. If you are really concerned about yarn colors, it can be arranged for me to send you actual yarn samples.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
Payment is by Etsy shop payments, and is due upon ordering. Occasionally I hold specials where you can enter a code upon check-out to receive a discount. Lay-a-way payments are accepted on any ojo over $40, with 4 payments of 25% each, one per month. If interested, Convo me, and I'll set up a listing for you.
Shipping
In almost every case I can ship an in stock piece within two business days upon receipt of an order. If I am out of town for more than two days, I'll leave a notice in my etsy shop home page opening statement. Special orders often take a few weeks to fulfill. It's always best, when placing a special order, to etsy *convo* me, or email me, first, to find out my current work schedule. My email is jay [!at] ojos-de-dios.com

Packaging: I am very earth conscious and strive to re-use packaging material where I can and/or use a minimal amount of packaging. All items have the option of "PLASTIC FREE" packing and shipping, just mention in the comments of your order.

I usually send by either USPS Priority Mail, or UPS. KIts and Ojos sent internationally are usually sent USPS 1st class. Let me know if you have a preference. International orders are always by USPS, and the length of time for a package to reach you can sometimes not be easily determined. International orders have been held by customs for as much as 2 months.

Customs Duties-
International orders may be subject to duties or tariffs. These will be collected by the destination country's customs office and payment will be the responsibility of the customer. Refused shipments will be treated as an abandoned order and credits will not be issued.

Thank you for your patience :)
Refunds and Exchanges
Any ojo can be returned, for a full refund, no questions asked, within 10 days of ordering. The buyer must, however, pay return postage.
Additional policies and FAQs
With a custom order, I will send you a picture of what I have created for you before shipping the ojo. Any ojo I make I'm happy to keep and put on my current in-stock ojo for my etsy.com shop. If you want changes on any ojo I send you a picture of, that can be done. Custom orders are always welcome. Feel free to look through ojos that have sold in the past for examples, as well as the ojos I list as custom orders. No two ojo I make are ever exactly alike, and a custom order based on previously sold ojo will be inspired by that previous ojo, but not an exact copy. Any suggestions for changes are welcome.

Interested in wholesale purchasing? You can buy directly from this shop ..... purchase $1500, use coupon code WHOLESALE2014, and receive 30% off.


Etsy shipping rates apply, with discounts listed under each item's descriptions shipping rates for every item after the most expensive item purchased. That's the way etsy figures it, and that's what works for me.