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New Actaea Sea Shore Mala Necklace


“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.”
~ e.e. cummings

A visit to the beach always leaves you feeling alive and cleansed – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The combination of sun, sea, and sand is the most natural and easily accessible form of therapy available to mankind. There is no better feeling of calmness and peace than walking barefoot on the sand, feeling the sea or ocean waves crash softly and tenderly on your toes.

Actaea, from the Greek word for sea shore, is one of the Nereids in Greek mythology. The Nereids were sea nymphs and goddesses of the sea’s rich bounty. They represent various characteristics of the sea from sea foam to sand, rocks, waves, and currents.

The Actaea mala is hand knotted with 108 beads and a Quartz guru bead. It is perfect for meditation and deep personal reflection. It is meant to bring calmness, peace, and tranquility of mind.

Approximately 44” in length, the necklace also has an approximately 2” focal bead and a 3.5” silk tassel.  The Actaea mala is made with 108 8mm beads with square beads marking the 27th count in the necklace.

🐚 Unlock the power of these gemstones:

  • Turquoise striped Agate promotes self-acceptance and confidence.
  • Amazonite carries the power of relaxation and balance.
  • Quartzite stabilizes positive changes.
  • Seashell enables the gain of clarity and insight.
  • Pink Aventurine can impart a wonderful sense of well-being.
  • Clear Quartz increases awareness, clarity, and provides patience.
  • Opalite gives off a calming and relaxing energy.
  • Jade calms and restores.
  • Blue Crazy Lace Agate promotes laughter and optimism.


🐚 What do you think of our new Actaea Sea Shore Mala?

🐚 Doesn’t it have such a peaceful and relaxing energy?

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Facts about Quartz

This clear stone is transparent and translucent. It comes in clusters, geodes, points, and polished or rough stones. It is a high-vibration stone and is known as the master healer because it works with all conditions.

Quartz is known and used since prehistoric times for the creation of many tools. It was especially popular in Europe where it was used in carvings, jewelry, and where it was the mostly revered and popular crystal.
In other cultures, such as ancient Egypt, people buried their dead with quartz upon the forehead to help them guide the departed safely into the afterlife. In ancient Japan quartz was used in scrying and crystal quartz spheres were considered representative of the heart of a dragon. They represented power and wisdom.
Furthermore, the word ‘crystal’ is derived from the Greek word for ‘ice’ and until the 1500’s people believed that clear quartz were an eternal ice sent from the Heavens. Similarly and also much earlier, Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder also believed that quartz was water permanently frozen after great lengths of time. He supported this idea by saying that quartz is found only near glaciers in the Alps.

Quartz possesses a really cool physical quality called piezoelectricity. It means that quartz can accumulate an electric charge. Once this quality was discovered scientists went nuts and tried for many years to create a synthetic version of quartz. But why you would ask? Well, it turns out that piezoelectricity is quartz’s superpower. Once it was discovered, quartz’s ability to store an electric charge was applied and used for the creation of an oscillator which converts direct current into an alternating current. Oscillators are widely used in many electronic devices. So here you go…you can thank quartz for the wide availability of electricity and the everyday use of machinery. Nowadays, quartz can be found in microphones, computer memory chips, radio receivers and transmitters, ultrasound devices, and watches.

There is no official clear quartz zodiac sign gemstone. However, clear quartz crystal powers are known to provide some special clear quartz benefits to people born under certain signs.
Clear quartz are especially useful for reducing stubbornness in people born under the zodiac sign Capricorn.
Clear quartz crystals are special power boosters for people born under the zodiac sign Leo.
Transparent quartz stones are very helpful for people born under the zodiac sign Gemini when they are striving to be more tolerant of others.

Quartz amplifies energies, cleanses spaces, works as a master healer to help with any type of healing, increases energy, cleanses and charges crystals, provides protection.

Clear Quartz
+ It amplifies the energy and the effect of other crystals.
+ It clears the mind of negativity.
+ ‎It is considered the master of all healing crystals.
+ ‎It dispels feelings of negativity while encouraging positive feelings and thoughts, balancing benefits in keeping with clear quartz meaning.
+ ‎Clear quartz enhances awareness and improves one’s perceptions.
+ ‎It increases patience and perseverance.

Quartz is especially connected to the Crown Chakra which is found on the crown or top of the head. The Crown Chakra is the gateway chakra for harmonious connection the universe. The way people think and interact with others is controlled at the Crown Chakra. Spirituality emanates from the Crown Chakra. A balanced Crown Chakra will have positive effects on the balance of energy throughout the entire body, in keeping with clear quartz stone meaning. Clear quartz Chakra work improves the ability to handle life’s setbacks in a healthy manner with the understanding that they play an important role in our lives.

Check out our shop for some beautiful jewelry that includes Quartz.


The Healing Chest
Crystals for Healing by Karen Frazier

Inspiration, News

A Day at the Museum

Today we spent a very inspiring day at the museum visiting the Met’s Cosmic Buddhas in the Himalayas. It is a celebration of the tantric pantheon of Buddhist gods and goddesses, all depicted in beautiful colors and forms. These peaceful compositions with their vivid palette were profoundly inspirational and meditative.

Tantric Buddhism started as a movement in eastern India and is characterized by the usage of mantras and yoga to evoke experiences that enable the realization of enlightenment.

The simple message of inner peace is responsible for the appeal of the Buddhist art and what keeps on inspiring us in the creation of our jewelry.

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Hello World!

Colorful pebbles stones

In our first post we would like to introduce our shop and share the reasons why it was created.
A Little Bead Shop was conceived out of love for handmade jewelry. We love everything about it! We like to buy it, we like to wear it, and mostly we love to make it!
Every handmade piece of jewelry is quite unique. We are especially fond of gemstones. Natural gemstone beads are one of a kind and beautiful. Adding them together makes amazing pieces of jewelry. We love the fact that handmade jewelry is, duh!, jewelry made with hands, meaning that each item requires an involvement by the maker and it is therefore imbued with energy and significance.
Furthermore, gemstones possess metaphysical qualities that can be greatly beneficial and healing. We are quite interested in – borderline obsessed with – these qualities and how combining different gemstones can create a bracelet or a necklace that can increase inner peace, help with emotional trauma, or protect against negative energy. Simply amazing! Nature is simply amazing. Respect.