Turquoise For December, Xmas Beads & MrBead Relocating

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MrBead Shop Closed 4th December Until end-of-January

Just one week left to get orders in for Christmas!

MrBead Relocating to the UK!

We're busy right now in Hong Kong packing the MrBead shop in a container for Norwich. So all online orders after January 2017, will be mailed from the UK, getting to you in a matter of days if you live in Britain.

In the meantime, between Early-December and Mid-January, some categories will be closed, and a lot of other stock my not be available while in transit. Details will be posted on our UK front page at MrBead.co.uk. Orders for the next couple of weeks will be unaffected. So if you need anything, best to get it in early!

Sorry, no mid-December newsletter as we're too busy!

Christmas Beads

Beaded jewellery makes great presents. Small and light, so being easily mailed or tucked in a stocking. It’s also personal and easy to remember who the gift came from. You can even hang jewellery on the Christmas tree.

Boxed necklaces with matching earring sets make great presents and easy to wrap. Offer your customers free gift wrapping and mailing. For personal gifts buy ready-made jewellery online, requesting your supplier to mail direct with no invoice and a happy Christmas note.

December is the peak retail season, when many stores take one-third of their entire year’s sales. So ensure you make lots of quality necklaces and bracelets well in advance. You can always give away as presents if they don’t all sell.

Turquoise is the gemstone for December, but pearls make ideal Christmas presents too – try combining the two or mixing pearls with silver. All give an air of sophisticated quality.

To read about pearls and how to make a pearl necklace click here.

Turquoise - December’s gemstone

For selling, turquoise is similar to jade and pearl for the same reasons. Everyone appreciates it, and the gem always looks good however it’s used. Turquoise is the birthstone for December.

What is turquoise?
Turquoise is a soft, opaque gemstone, formed by volcanic rock reacting to copper deposits brought by water. Colour ranges from blue-green, to yellow-green with grey, black or brown veining. Most non-green turquoise these days is dyed. As genuine turquoise is expensive, reconstituted turquoise is common - crafted from real turquoise chips fused with other stones to cut cost.

Turquoise has been found in 5,000-year-old Egyptian tombs and the Tibetans used it as currency centuries ago. North Africa and the Middle East hold large deposits, but most turquoise today originates from Burma and is carved in China. Turquoise didn’t reach Europe until the crusades when the name originated, meaning “Turkish stone”.

Ancient doctors thought turquoise prevented injury and ground it into a powder to cure stomach disorders, internal bleeding, and insect bites. Turquoise has always been used to protect the wearer from danger, attract wealth, and warn as a talisman or good luck charm. Some believe it will fade when danger or illness is near, or a lover is unfaithful. It’s also said to protect against pollution and strengthen the body.

Looking after
Turquoise is porous, so contact with liquids, oils or even perspiration should be avoided. This is why it’s often impregnated with plastic, colourless oil or wax to improve colour and durability. Jewellery should be removed before washing. Untreated turquoise will eventually turn green.

There are many different turquoise in the store, see at: MrBead.com or MrBead.co.uk

Turquoise & Pearl
Turquoise and pearl go so well together - creating natural, expensive-looking, quality jewellery, ideal for presents. Wrap it in a nice box and try to be present when it’s opened - that's if you can't resist keeping the piece for yourself! Turquoise also looks great with red coral, creating jewellery with mystique, giving a Tibetan effect.

Volcanic Lava Bead

What are lava beads?
Volcantic lava beads are great for dramatic winter jewellery. Everyone should try some. The inexpensive stone is surprisingly light, making the present fashion for large chunky jewellery, comfortable to wear. The chic usually-black beads are also available in many different shapes and sizes allowing creative designs. Some are even dyed brown, and others bright colours.

How they are born
Lava beads started life as molten rock over 1,000 degrees Celsius. It takes this high temperature and huge pressure to make rock melt beneath an active volcano. Most rock deep inside the Earth's interior is not molten. This molten rock is spewed out of the erupting volcano and flows in streams until cooler air freezes it solid. Sometimes the flow can travel as fast as 30 km/hour on steep slopes and reach tens of kilometers, destroying everything in its path. However, usually it moves less than 1 km/hour, giving people time to move out of the way.

Lava beads promote strength and fertility. Bringing stability in changing times, driving away anger - and helping one to understand a problem in order to spring back to a stronger position. A very grounding stone that strengthens our connection to Mother Earth.

Lava bead jewellery
Beads from these rocks make very unusual jewellery. Used as pendants or parts of a necklace, these unusual black beads ooze style and mystique, drawing attention whenever worn. When admiring lava bead jewellery, people will ask, "whatever is it made out of?" This ensures all the mystique and power of a volcano are in your design!

Designing lava bead jewellery
Take advantage of how light these beads weigh, and try making long earrings to match large lava bead pendants for necklaces and bracelets. Mix different sizes and shapes to make the design interesting. Because most are jet-black, they go well with any colour or style of clothes, making them more appealing, and so easier to sell. By their nature, these beads create an earthy rustic style - ideal for "wild" outdoor jewellery, especially for late-in-the year or Halloween. And as most are large and powerful in a design, you need fewer beads to make your piece, saving you money

Lave & Pearl and Lava & Coral
Lava mixed with pearl or coral can produce striking jewellery!

Lava bead finish
Although looking coarse with tiny holes and cracks, most of these beads are polished to feel smooth, making your jewellery comfortable to wear.

To see our many lava beads click MrBead.com or MrBead.co.uk

Red Coral For Christmas

Red coral beads look fantastic over the festive season and makes a much-appreciated Christmas present.

A little overpowering on its own, so mix with black and a few spacers.

Picture here is beads from MrBead, made and designed by The Bead Queen. See her full collection at TheBeadQueen.co.uk or TheBeadQueen.com

See all our coral beads at MrBead.co.uk or MrBead.com

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Key code TURQUOISE in the box at checkout to receive Free Shipping on anything in our bead shop. Not valid with any other coupon, discount or eBay.

Use NOW as offer ends Friday 2nd December 2016.

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