Customers who have worn our jewelry over the last 50 years have often contacted us about the benefits they've experienced wearing our work. Below we share a variety of some of our favorite testimonials. To view our hundreds of inspired designs, click here.
When I first wore these copper bracelets, I had a lot of pain in my thumbs and was losing strength in my hands from swelling and arthritis. The pain disappeared in a few weeks and has not returned, except once when I quit wearing them for a while. One of my first bracelets got lost, and I just received the new one and it has reduced pain in my arm and right side of my body. These are magic bracelets with the combination of copper and magnets, and lovely too. I'm proud to wear them, and do, day and night.
- Evaleena R.
I did have to quit sewing when my arthritis got bad at age 50 but thankfully I found Sergio’s copper bracelets. Been sewing and quilting every day since then.
- Sandy C.
I have worn your bracelets for about 20 years. I have tried others, some were very pretty, but without the magnet spacer at the ends, I get a weeping sore under the ends. So all I buy is yours because they cause no other problems and relieve the arthritis in my hands.
- Christine T.
I love your jewelry and somehow it made my carpal tunnel pain disappear! Thank you! Thank you! I work at a large clinic and my colleagues cannot yet believe that I replaced my ugly brace for a beautiful Sergio Lub bracelet!
- Lonnie F.
It has been about six weeks since I have been wearing one of Sergio’s copper bracelets. I do now know whether or not it’s the bracelet (must be) but I have virtually no more pain from arthritis and my golf handicap has improved considerably.”
- Richard W.
I am a person who has had rheumatoid arthritis for over 20 years now. It has caused me quite a lot of pain and trouble through the years. I do take medications that I am fortunate to be able to take through my health insurance, however, there are times that the medications just don't keep the inflammation and pain down, and pain medications may be disruptive to the body.
I find magnetic therapy very helpful and have been using them over the years. Since I discovered Sergio Lub, I am a customer for life. Gone are the days of plain or sub-standard pieces of jewelry. I love (!) my Copper Sage Magnetic Bracelet. I can literally feel the strength and energy from it. Of course I have many other designs as well, but I use the larger piece on my right side due to scoliosis, and I always wear one on my left side too.
Since I am such a believer, I also sell to friends, family and co-workers. My husband loves these too and swears that his magnetic Seven Metals has cured his tennis elbow. While we don't make claims for the medical community, we can tell you what has helped us.
I just want everyone to know that I personally am a believer in this therapy, it works for me, and I highly recommend it. Besides, I think they look great on me and my wonderful hubby too!
- Stephanie T.
Just recently I started experiencing some pain in my hand. I put the bracelet on just to wear it and most of the pain went away.
On my recent vacation to Canada, I purchased one of your magnetic copper bracelets, and I can’t tell you how much it has helped my chronic wrist pain. It has been a joy to wear.
Your product is wonderful. My wrist is pain free as long as I wear it. I have worn it since 2000 and have no problem holding a pen, typing, or writing.
- M.J. K
We are in our mid forties and have been noticing some joint stiffness. Since we started wearing the bracelets we feel much better.
I started wearing your bracelet three weeks ago. I have osteo-arthritis in my left hand, and had to wear a brace all day. Since wearing your bracelet, I no longer need a brace!
- Sheila D.
Tea With Iris owner Leslie Shockley in one of her 100% organic hemp jersey printed dresses from 2012 with a smoke tree design handmade with a piece of the smoke tree she is standing next to.
It was all because of a turtle named Iris.
In 2010, while working a full time job, Leslie Shockley found herself often seeking solace in her gorgeous, desert-landscaped front yard, which housed a small dirt hole where her family’s turtle Iris lived. As she would sit and watch Iris loll about her days, Leslie became inspired by the idea of slowing down and utilizing what was on hand to make meaning out of life. She began to adopt a personal philosophy of life, based around living small and with intention, consuming less and creating more, and most of all, becoming conscious about the objects she allowed into her life and her home. This philosophy soon birthed a company Tea With Iris—a venture all about no-waste upcycled craft and eco-creativity.
In a refurbished freight train cargo container in her backyard, adjacent to DIY plots where she and her daughter grow herbs and produce, she began to make conscientious products with the help of her grandmother’s old sewing machine; think little girl baby doll dresses from vintage pillowcases, infant onesies printed with vegetable dye dipped smoketree branches, recycled wine cork earrings adorned with illustrations from used storybooks, and organic market bags in whimsical found fabrics.
In 2018, she was able to quit her day job full time to focus on Tea With Iris. Today, she is a regular presence in her local Whole Foods and Farmer’s Markets as well as other events and fairs that are in line with her personal commitment to integrity and sustainability such as Unique LA, Renegade Craft and Mojave Flea.
Leslie's favorite Sergio Lub bracelet is her Nepalese Cord.
Even though her business has grown, she still maintains a firm mission to design products that help reduce waste, using only certified organic cotton, hemp, and repurposed materials. Plus, many of her products are designed to replace disposable product that, at the end of their life cycle, can be cut up or composted to return to the soil. But bottom line is that her wares appeal to anyone with an interest in reducing their carbon footprint and living more in tune with their natural environment.
Recently, this has meant new creative offerings such as organic cotton jersey and upcycled burlap “scrubbys” – a natural alternative to a kitchen sponge, everyday organic dusters, colorful organic beeswax wraps for storage, and even bandanas that come with a slot for an ice pack for hot summer hikes.
In March, when everything closed down, and to adapt to the realities of the pandemic, Leslie shifted gears to make organic cotton face masks. For every three she sells, she donates one mask for free to a health care professional or essential worker in need.
Leslie is a living example of her own beliefs, particularly to “Be true to yourself and what you believe in and work hard to create the world you want to live in.”There is a new hashtag roaming the social media circuits these days called #staywithsmall. It arose in response to the current pandemic as businesses across the nation found themselves shuttering their doors to shelter in place, or local artists and creators were forced to utilize new ways to spread the word about their products, creations, and art online. In support of #staywithsmall we are temporarily turning our blog into a place to share profiles of small businesses we adore. If you’d like to be featured, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our #withthesehands campaign celebrates the analog in a digital world, reminding us to honor the handmade.
Our newest sales director Rebecca Schick has a passion for sewing. What else could be more hands-on then creating with thread, needles, fabric, and pins? We sat down with her recently to discuss the merits of the handmade.
Why is it important for us to use our hands?
I feel that our hands are one of the most understated, profound, & integral catalysts for human connection. We are soothed, we are nourished, we are provided for, we communicate, we learn and in kind are taught by our collective hands. Our hands carry us through our lives and worlds, in countless ways and forms. Our hands literally touch, whether directly or indirectly almost every aspect of many different modalities of existence in some way and the impact is immeasurable, insurmountable, often overlooked, and extends a reach that surpasses what we know of time itself. Hands are directly related to our evolution, from the very beginnings of our civilization to current. Our hands are a story. I look at mine knowing that I’ve rarely squandered their utility. They are muscular, and slightly chubby, covered in wrinkles, already with scratches and scars. I keep my mind aware of the distance they have carried me. Especially now, I am reminded with reverence of the power in our hands.
What is the role your hands play in sewing?
It would prove very difficult to sew without hands, although I'm sure it's possible. Whether I am measuring, cutting, pinning, placing, threading, stitching - even in the conceptual phase when drafting a pattern, or sketching - the hands are involved. I’ve even started to practice writing and tasking in the non-dominant hand in hopes that I can extend the life of my work.
What kind of sewing do you love and are you working on anything new?
I really loved the hand sewing I did while working for Heidi Johnson, "The Wedding DeTailor." We were involved with a varied and constant flow of high-end bridal gown alterations, which were costly & delicate. It was a tremendous responsibility to take such great care & skill towards something so special and although it was cautious, it felt like very peaceful meditative work. The pandemic put an end to the wedding season, so I was afforded plenty of time to work on personal pursuits. I began to make face masks inspired by one created by a very talented friend and artist Dominique Ellermeier, and the desire to help protect my friends and family. I thought I could take my couture skills and apply the functionality of face masks to create something lighthearted to brighten up the mood during these times. Ever since, I have been crafting bizarre and eccentric pieces of PPE couture for the brave souls who wear them.
What is your life’s philosophy?
Laugh as much as you can. Dance like no one is watching and every chance you get. Love deeply. Eat well. Have fun. Show up for your people. Let go. Take every chance to be kinder. Be what you want to see in the world. Follow your bliss. Stop doing things you don't want to do. Be honest. Realize your faults. Learn-change. Help each other. Listen to music. Stop and smell the roses. Give a good hug. Be patient.
What is your favorite Sergio Lub bracelet?
Connection. It feels weightless, and I think the design is very beautiful. It reminds me of the invisible connective strings between us.
For a glimpse at Rebecca’s DIY couture and fashion PPE, visit her Instagram page: @hausofschickofficial