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red agateJust perfect for your Halloween creations -- these Red Agate Evil Eye beads are of stone that was formed from layers of silica from volcanic cavities. Agate is named after the Achates River (now known as the Dirillo River) on the island of Sicily, Italy, whose upper waters were an ancient source of this gemstone. Each strand offered here has 16 round faceted beads, with colors ranging from red to amber, as shown. Each bead is approx. 10 mm. with an approx. 2 mm. hole. Each strand is $10, but for a limited time, take 10% off with the code HALLOWEEN at checkout.


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lemurian favoriteLemurian seed crystals were first collected at a mountain top mine in Brazil. When I learned this, I was a bit confused as to why my first encounter with them was in Kauai, Hawaii -- but I soon learned why. It is believed that the volcanoes of Hawaii and other Polynesian Islands are the tops of the ancient Lemurian Mountains.

The beautiful specimen here, paired with Jasper, Sacred Rudraksha, Raw Pyrite, Crystal Quartz and African Glass Bead, is offered by a cool Etsy shop called Divine Authentic Beauty -- you can see the shop here: 

Lemurian Crystals have a distinct appearance. Look carefully at a Lemurian Crystal and you will see horizontal striations or grooves, like "bar codes", on one or more sides. Commonly, the sides of a Lemurian Crystal will have alternating striated and smooth faces.The Crystals are often found in the shape of a Laser wand, where the faces at the tip of a Lemurian Crystal are small and gently taper in size from base to tip.

Lemuria is the name of an ancient civilization believed to have sunk beneath the Pacific Ocean. Legends speak of gods who came from the sky to create civilizations on earth. Some say that Lemuria was the source of indigenous wisdom of all continents, similar to Atlantis but more spiritually developed and peaceful. It is said that as the end of the Lemurian's time on Earth was coming to an end, they programmed these crystals to teach their messages of oneness and healing, messages that would be revealed when the energy on Earth was ready to receive them. The crystals were said to be planted (or "seeded"), having been encoded with ancient knowledge and wisdom, to be found centuries later by modern civilizations.

These crystals are associated with energies of love, unity and equality. The legend continues to state that Lemurian Seed Crystals are planted in a grid pattern over the surface of the Earth and beyond, to other stars and dimensions. It is said that when you connect to a Lemurian Crystal and the energy it contains, you are also connecting to this grid of associated energies from the Earth, the stars, and beyond.

Today these crystals are often used by those who seek to access past life experiences and wisdom. Moreover, the crystals' healing capacities are said to be very strong, and some believe them to be an ideal too for lightworkers, healing grids, balancing, clearing and activating spiritual energies. Lemurians are a favorite of Reiki healers; a number of jewelry designers are committed to the creation of 'healing jewelry', for use in healing practices. If you want to learn more, see this link on "The Spirits of Stone: A Lightworker's Guide" to read about the history and use of many varieties of these beautiful crystals:

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p.s. Many thanks to those of you who stopped by to say hello and shop at the Bead Fest in Santa Fe. We had a lovely time, made many sales, and enjoyed networking with some incredible artisans and fellow Bead Fest proprietors. We hope to have a feature story on at least one of them coming up soon -- a fantastic artist who makes beads from fabric!




0 # Isabel marant online 2016-02-29 07:17
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0 # Sheilamclaughlin 2016-02-29 15:44
Thank you, Isabel!
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