Latest from MrBead with Free Shipping & Mother's Day

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Click a link below to see one of this month's new beads:

Bright Red Carved Cinnabar
Rich Purple MOP Frames
Larimar Blue Fire Agate
Massive Crab Fire Agate Focal - 42-inch
Dark Amethyst Freeform Nuggets
Huge Red Fire Agate
Fuschia Turquoise Donut
Striking Yellow & Green Turquoise Rectangle
Larimar Blue Jasper Oval
Huge Bone White Turquoise
Large Yellow Jade Leaf
3-Tone Amber Button
Sparkling FAC Diamond Crystal Rondells
Sparkling FAC Crystal Rondells
Sparkling FAC Clear Diamond Crystal Rondells
Tiny Tumbled Wheel Bead Spacers

Mother’s Day Beads

Mothering Sunday in the UK for 2009 is on 22nd March, and in the US on 10th May. The earliest mention of Mother’s Day goes back to spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. During the 1600's, England celebrated “Mothering Sunday" on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter). Then, many of the England's poor worked as servants for the wealthy. As most were employed far from their homes, the servants would live at the houses of their employers. On Mothering Sunday the servants had the day off and encouraged to return home and spend the day with their mothers.

In the United States Mother's Day was first suggested in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe as a day dedicated to peace. Then in 1914, Ana Jarvis from Philadelphia, with the help of the church, managed to persuade President Woodrow Wilson to make the second Sunday of May a national holiday in honor of the anniversary of her mother’s death. However, many countries celebrate Mother's Day at different times throughout the year - except Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium who also celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May.

What would mother like on her special day? Beads of course! Make a special necklace or bracelet as a gift for your mother and mother-in-law this year – or purchase one already made. Jewelry is always appreciated, and gains sentimental value with age allowing Mother to always remember who it came from. Pearls are great, but any pink or warm-colored stone jewelry would be appreciated!

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