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replicaEach of these precious beads is sold as a single bead, for $6.50* (or 20% less if you use your friends & fans discount, SAVE20). If you are interested in more or the whole set, please let us know!

These are modern handcrafted beads made in the tradition of ancient dZi beads (pronounced ZEE). Few beads are surrounded by as much myth and mystery as the dZi bead. The authentic/original etched agates are found in Tibet, Bhutan, Ladakh, and Nepal, and are believed to be about two thousand years old. Many legends accompany the beads- that they were not made by man but created by the gods, that they bring luck and ward off evil, that they protect the wearer from physical harm by taking the abuse upon themselves, and that the bead itself will choose its' owner and will not stay with an unlucky person. 

We actually acquired these in India, but we believe they are every bit as beautiful, with their rich Carnelian color and traditional etched designs. We have several in a variety of colors, so let us know if you want additional photos. If you purchase from this posting, you will receive one like that shown in the two close-up shots, unless you specify otherwise.


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ariel lucyHi Everyone, and my apologies for the extra (& funky) blog posts this weekend -- something got thrown off on formatting (again) and I'm trying to keep you entertained while I work it out!

As a reward for those of you patient enough to stick with us during this glitchy time, please help yourself to a 30% discount on anything from the shop you may have been craving -- just use Code 80631 -- good until the end of April, 2014!

Now...For those of you who follow us on Facebook ( you have likely seen photos and stories about our adorable office assistant, Ariel Lucy (here's a pic of when she was a baby). Miss Lucy, as she is often affectionately called, has grown up with the shop, and she works hard to support us -- doing all the little tasks we can't stand, like accounting, inventory management, mail tracking and more. 

Today she even agreed to model a new bead & button necklace design (see the video via the Facebook link above.) Admittedly, she didn't focus on the task at hand as much as she could have, but we are planning some new employee development workshops for her in the near future. 

Ariel LucyWhile it's clear Miss Lucy hasn't perfected the art of fashion accessory modeling, we believe she is not inferior to most supermodels in the interpretation of beaded jewelry. She is able to accentuate the vivid and interesting features of the necklace as well as the warm and inviting atmosphere of our work area. Which, by the way, is about to become a mess as we just got a new shipment of beads and pendants in from Mexico. (We'll get those posted soon, if we can get Miss Lucy's attention redirected...)

Until Next Time,






0 # Ellen W Gonchar 2014-04-08 00:56
Give Miss Lucie a hug from me!!
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0 # Jimmy 2014-04-12 21:50
I will -- thank you, Ellen! :-)
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