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Saturday, April 28, 2012

We have added a TON of new bead inventory on our website! Go to the catagory beads and check the drop down box. We have an amazing new selection of pearls, abalone, amazonite, amethyst and more! As always we are offering free shipping and for a limited time, enter the coupon code WEBSALE04 at check-out to receive an extra 10% discount!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Project Idea: Chakra Balancing Gemstone Necklace

Activate your life force energy, amplify your focus, and revitalize your life! The changing patterns in this vibrant, colorful, and versatile necklace are rejuvenating and stress relieving. Designed to correspond to the body's subtle energy centers — also known as chakras — this easy to construct necklace is composed of Garnet, Carnelian, Citrine, Peridot, Turquoise, Iolite, and Amethyst. Casual enough for everyday wear, this necklace can also be worn as a wraparound bracelet.

In Eastern philosophy, such as yoga, it is believed that we transmit and receive physical, emotional, and spiritual energy through our chakras. In our modern and fast-paced world, it is easy to become unbalanced as we struggle to juggle daily responsibilities, leading to low energy and sluggishness. Using the energy of stones, especially those that correspond to the chakras, we can help balance the subtle energies that govern our bodies. This is helpful because when we are in balance, and our bodies are in a harmonious state with all faculties working together, we have more energy and are generally happier.


To create a 16" choker:

You may use larger stones if you prefer a chunkier look.

 Lay 2" of the Red Garnet beads at center, then 1" of each of the following on both sides, in this order: Carnelian (Orange), Citrine (Yellow), Peridot (Light Green), Turquoise (Blue), Iolite (Indigo) and Amethyst (Violet-Purple). Thread beads onto beading wire and finish off with crimp beads and your clasp.

This order will place the colors from the first chakra to the seventh.

Chakra Stones

Following are the attributes of each stone and the corresponding chakra:

Amethyst represents the crown chakra and calms the mind, aids insomnia, enhances memory, increases focus, eases headaches, and reduces stress.

Iolite represents the brow chakra and is a vision stone that activates intuition, insight, and inner knowing.

Turquoise represents the throat chakra, enhances communication skills, and removes inhibitions. Turquoise is also a stone for purification of body and spirit and enhances the immune system.

Peridot represents the heart chakra and helps alleviate anger and stress. Peridot also opens and cleanses the heart of stagnant emotions and helps let go of the past.

Citrine represents the navel chakra, and raises self-esteem. Citrine also promotes abundance, self-confidence, and joy in life.

Carnelian represents the sacral chakra and restores vitality and motivation. Carnelian also stimulates the metabolism and inspires creativity.

Garnet represents the lowest root chakra, and inspires love and devotion. Garnet also balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony.

This project is compliments of our friends at Mama's Minerals in Albuquerque, NM.


Bayside Beads Website Update!

We have been rapidly adding new bead inventory to our website!  For all of our customers who have been patiently waiting to order our wonderful beads online, now you have the opportunity!  We have categorized our beads by type of material to make it easy for you and our photos are very good and true to color.  Included are our natural stone beads and our current line of Czech Seed Beads 11/0, 8/0, and 6/0, tube beads and magatamas.  Soon to be added will be Tila and Miyuki 15/0 seed beads.   We have large hole pearls and a complete selection of freshwater pearl.  Also added is a tools and supply section  featuring Vintaj patinas, Chaton Crystals, Epoxy Clay, Glass Pendants and components.  When you have a moment browze our site, or place your order and share your comments (good or bad).  We will be adding new jewelry items soon and plan to include findings and more tools and other new products.  Summer classes are being scheduled and will appear here on our calendar.  Our classes will feature our new bead lines and Vintaj and Epoxy Clay products.   Thanks again for your support!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

St Petersburg Necklace Class

Learn to make this necklace in your own favorite colors in one two hour class!  Come with a friend or by yourself and join our group class (max 6 students) on May 10, 2012 at 10:30 am.  Taught by Anita Rosenbaum, this class is only $35.00 including all materials.  We provide tools for use during class!  Call us at 251-929-3620 to reserve your space, but hurry, these classes fill very fast!  Beginners Welcome!