What's New, Skull Beads & Free Shipping

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To receive free shipping enter "skull" (without the commas) in the box at checkout, and click "Redeem Coupon".

Use NOW - as expires Thursday 15th December 2011. There is (just about) still time to arrive before Christmas - we're mailing sometimes within hours of receiving your order! No minimum order, but can only for used at MrBead.com or MrBead.co.uk and cannot be used with any other discount or eBay.

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

New Beads:
Large Turquoise Cross Pendant
Large Coral Oval Nuggets - 42mm Beads- Unusual!
Sparkling AB Gold-Green Crystal
Large Glittering Diamond Teardrop
Timeless Garnet Fancy Drop for love! - Unusual!
Sparking FAC Purple AB Crystal
Unusual Rainbow Crackle Glass
Gleaming Earthy-Green Ryolite Fancy Drop
Unusual Turquoise Buddhas - Heavy!
Luscious Mookaite Fancy Drop
Blissful Aquamarine Fancy Drop Beads
Glamorous Rose Quartz Fancy Drop

To see all What's New in our US store click MrBead.com, or UK MrBead.co.uk

Skull Beads

New trend
Skull jewellery is once again becoming popular. Especially with the young, who wear skull rings on their fingers and hang skull pendants on their bags. The media adds to the craze with many celebratory discreetly showing skulls. Especially hot hip pop artists like King Ice who wear skulls on their shamballa bracelets.

Originally skull jewellery was only a Tibetan Buddhist thing. Skulls have a negative context in Western culture, but to Buddhists they remind them to focus on reaching Nevada. The ultimate rebirth, when one finally escapes the suffering of terrestrial life - the final goal of their cycles of death and rebirth. Seeing skulls prevent Buddhists from wasting time building their ego or wealth, all of which becomes useless upon death.

Modern gothic culture has some similarities to Tibetan or Vajrayana Buddhist. Goths like to highlight suffering, so as to contrast from living and create an optimistic outlook. This similarity is rather like the oriental concept of yin and yang – opposite and constant flowing forces. Increase yin, and yang with decrease, and vice versa. Likewise, draw attention to death, and life with become brighter.

Why wear skulls?
To others, skulls remind that we all have to die. Skulls show that life is not permanent and are a symbol that we are all flirting with death. In this context they represent a quest to survive, a reminder to be careful. For the same reason hot-rodders hang a furry dice inside their cars. A sign of danger.

Rock Stars
In the world of rock music, skulls have always been worn by the stars. Every rocker sports a white metal skull ring, or a skull bracelet or necklace. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones has worn a skull ring since the early seventies. Ozzy Osbourne and Axel Rose would never be seen without skull jewellery. To them skulls don’t just represent a fling with death, but a symbol of survival.

Some link the skull image to rebellion, explaining why pirates fly the skull and cross bones. Outlaws to society want to show they live by their own values, and will not be forced into a way of thought by others who have an alternate and often immoral motive. Many people hate the way corrupt governments or greedy capitalists try to manipulate their hard earned cash. This reasoning leads to the wearers’ of skulls believing that they deter people from messing with them. Similar to old seagoing pirates flying their flag to frighten others away - and in conflict, the hope other ships would surrender without a fight.

Whatever you think, there is no denying that skull jewellery is becoming the next big thing in fashion. Just look around to see for yourself.

See our new skull bead category at MrBead.comor MrBead.co.uk
Wicked Gothic Skull Jewelry at our sister store: AwesomeRings.com
See our new shamballa section at MrBead.com or MrBead.co.uk

Free EMS Express Airmail on orders over US$150 or £100

To guarantee your order arrives in good time, we're offering free express air service. This takes about 4 days - but allow over a week for the Xmas rush!

To claim key code "freeshipping" at the checkout in our US store at MrBead.com or MrBead.co.uk. (Use code without the commas.)

Offer to Sunday 18th December 2011 only - so order NOW! For use in our store at the checkout only and not valid for wholesale, for less than above minimum, or with any other offers.

From our new book How to Make a Killing Selling Bead Jewelry - to buy at a 33% discount to quoted price click: US Version or UK Version

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