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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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beaded curtainbeaded wind chimeThis week I was wondering what some folks might do with beads other than make jewelry. It only took a bit of research to find the most creative applications – you just have to admire people who think out of the box! Pinterest provided a treasure trove of ideas – I found bead wreaths, suncatchers, ornaments, wind chimes, charms, lampshades, bookmarks, wall art, candle holders -- the list goes on and on!

I thought these were some especially inspiring ideas for those who love beads as we do. If you’re not already on Pinterest, these links may not open up easily – but perhaps you can google the key words and come up with the same sites. I’ve provided the images in any case, so you can see these products of ingenuity at work.

I found a tutorial on how to make a beaded glass window curtain here:

And a beaded garden chime (image on left) made by MeadowWren on Etsy:

beaded chairAnd an incredible intricately-beaded chair by Flair Robinson Studio on

The main site offering all these great ideas was here:


Who knows, maybe you will even decide to make some beaded gifts for the holidays!

If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy our previous post on Fun Things to do with Beads

Until Next Time,


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