Larimar was first discovered in 1916 by a priest named Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren who was living in the in Dominican Republic. He was so taken by the beautiful blue color that he reported this to the archbishop, with a request to mine it. His request was denied and this unusual stone lay hidden from […]
Regal Amethyst is the stone for the month of February. Both Pisces and Aquarius are zodiac signs under February. Aquarius is from January 19th to February 18th at which point Pisces takes it to March 20th. I will go over both star’s traits, just for fun.
The Holidays are just behind as memories of another year. I find this is the best time to start artwork projects with my favorite media, which is of course, beadwork. Creativity relaxes me and keeps me away from the fridge as I pour my energies into crafting new designs. Below are some super fun ideas.
We would all like to achieve a blissful and blessed home. According to Feng Shui, you can with crystals and other adjustments, but today I will write about crystals and their energy in your home. For centuries crystals have been used for energy in Feng Shui. They are so beautiful that decoratively they add a […]
In this blog we are going to focus on beads and their role in Africa over the ages. Beads have played a prominent role for jewelry, socially, and religiously over the continent of Africa. From the North, in Sudan, down to Southern and South Africa beads are used in a variant of way according to […]
Malachite was known to the Ancient World, and mined in the Timna Valley in Israel, over 3000 years ago. This is possibly where the legend of King Solomon’s Mines originated. In Timna, mounts of Malachite rise above the level of the ground, which is also an indication that copper is present. Astonishingly, mention of Malachite […]
Amber is an organic gemstone along with Ivory, Pearl and Corral. Most know that it is made from tree resin, not tree sap which is more sugary and watery and found in the inner tree trunk rather than the outer. Amber is formed when high temperature and pressure fossilizes the resin into Amber. Not all […]
The word GEODE comes from the Greek word meaning earth-like, and they are truly magnificent slices of the earth. The process in which they are formed is fascinating. Geodes are formed in igneous rock gas bubbles. As rainwater seeps into the hollow, chemicals of the surrounding rock dissolve into the water. When the mineral rich […]
Marcasite pin is replica of Art Deco from the 1920s. Pacific Beads has a lavish collection of sterling silver jewelry. Our designs range from Southwest look, classical Italian, ornate Bali, high polished Mexican and many more from around the world. We have selections of jewelry, silver with semi-precious stones, plain silver, to fun crystals and […]
An important date in May is of course Mother’s Day. What do you give your mother?? Of course she will treasure anything you give her, but it would be nice to give her something she can use or wear all year long. I would suggest going with a classical design in a style she loves. […]