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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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swarovski crystalA woman taking beading lessons had a birthday, and she got some money to treat herself to some new swarovski crystals.  A week later, she was looking for her crystals in her beading boxes and couldn't find them.  Two days later, her husband was making some fishing rigs up, and there were her new crystals on the table. 

"What are you doing with them?" she asked.  "I've been looking for them all over the house!"  

"I'm making my rigs up," he said.  "The fish like these ones." 

As might be expected, she got mad and said he couldn't have them, but said he could have some of her czech glass ones.

"No," he said.  "I have tried them.  The fish like the sparkly ones."

Now this story came from someone in the UK, thus her response:  "Never mind your bloody fish," she said.  And the happy ending is, he threw £20.00 at her and said "Here you are, buy some new crystals!"


I don't know about you, but coming from a long line of (Cajun) fishermen/women, this tickled my funny bone.  In fact, it makes me think of some trolling lures my dad used that would have made great earrings!  They say such lures are designed to intrigue/attract fish, so I guess we're not the only ones who love sparkly things.  If you have a funny beading story, please share!

p.s. Read more funny things about beading in our earlier blog post, The Addiction of Beading.


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