Many new beads coming soon - see online or at our UK spring bead fairs
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MrBead In The UK
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Lapis Lazuli Beads
No minimum order, but can only for used at MrBead.co.uk.
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We're at over 30 UK bead fairs this year - see what's already booked here. Spring dates below:
Sat & Sun 25th & 26th February Harrogate Gem 'n' Bead Fair, Pavillions of Harrogate Great Yorkshire Showground, HG2 8NZ 10am to 5pm Sat 10am to 4pm Sun
Sat & Sun 4th & 5th March Kempton Park Gem 'n' Bead Fair, Kempton Park Racecourse Staines Road East, London TW16 5AQ 10am to 5pm Sat 10am to 4pm Sun
Sat & Sun 18th & 19th March Brighton Park Gem 'n' Bead Fair, Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 9XZ 10am to 5pm Sat 10am to 4pm Sun
Saturday 25th March Norwich MrBead Bead Show, The George Hotel, Arlington Lane, Newmarket Road, Norwich NR2 2DA 11am to 4pm
Saturday 1st April The Big Bead Show, Sandown Park Racecourse High Street, Esher, London KT10 9AJ 10am to 5pm
Sunday 23rd April Beads Up North! Haydock Race Course, Newton-le-Willows WA12 0HQ 10am to 4.30pm
Saturday 6th May Luton MrBead Bead Show, Stockwood Hotel 41-43 Stockwood Crescent, Luton LU1 3SS 11am to 4pm
Sunday 7th May Great British Bead Show, Beadworkers Guild Staverton Park Hotel Staverton, Daventry, NN11 6JT 10am to 4pm
Sunday 14th May Devon Bead Fair, Exeter Castle Castle Street, Exeter, EC4 3PU 10am to 4pm
Saturday 20th May Berwick-Upon-Tweed MrBead Bead Show, Ancroft Village Hall Ancroft, Northumberland TD15 2TL 11am to 4pm
Sunday 21st May Wetherby BeadyFairs, Bramham Hall, Wetherby Racecourse York Rd, Wetherby LS22 5EJ
Full list and details: 2017 Bead Fairs
Berwick Upon Tweed on 20th May. Location details at http://www.mrbead.co.uk/berwickupontweedbeadfair.htm
In our Oxfordshire hall on 2nd July at http://www.mrbead.co.uk/oxfordshirebeadfair.htm
Or our Essex Bead Show on Sunday 24th September at http://mrbead.co.uk/essexbeadfair.htm
We market for beaders making jewellery, rather than selling ready-made jewellery - so to attract your customers, you may need to market yourself. However, we're just looking for a small contribution towards costs. If interested, email Nigel at nigel@MrBead.co.uk
The odd category may still be closed, but over 110 categories are again available now.
See in Europe at MrBead.co.uk or in US MrBead.com
Note their recommended retail price is DOUBLE! So if people will pay this on mail order without actually viewing the jewellery, you're sure to do better in a more-personal environment where the customer can actually see and feel the quality. And I hope you sell in boxes, rather than a cheap velveteen pouch like they do.
For those outside the UK, the sale price is about US$63 for just the necklace, or US$88 with the matching earrings, plus shipping.
Lapis Lazuli is a gemstone straight out of fairy tales of the Arabian Nights: deepest blue with golden shining pyrite inclusions which twinkle like little stars.
Named after Lapis, the Latin word for stone, and the Arabian for blue. Thousands of years before Christ, Egyptian and Persian royalty wore lapis as a talisman to deter danger. In other cultures it was worshipped as a holy stone and thought to have magical power in oriental countries. Many believe the Biblical sapphire was actually lapis lazuli. Through the ages, lapis has been associated with power, wisdom, love, and a stimulant for psychic ability. And in the art world it’s famous for the ultramarine blue paint used by the Grand Old Masters, like on portraits of the Virgin Mary. While other compositions have long since paled, lapis has lost nothing of its brilliance.
Lapis is still mined in the remote mountains of Afghanistan, the best stones being deep and intensive blue with finely distributed golden crystals. The twinkling inclusions are not gold but pyrite, caused by iron. The blue color comes from the sulfuric content of lazurite, and looks dull until polished. Lapis is a soft stone that should be treated gently while polishing. Unpolished, the dark blue looks dull with golden inclusions and whitish veins from marble. However, a Lapis which has dulled after being worn too often is easily polished, and jewellery is often surface sealed with wax or resin.
For many people lapis is a stone of truth and friendship. Bringing harmony to relationships and helping its wearer openly state their individual opinion. While aiding inner vision, wisdom, insight and good judgment. It’s also said to be good for treating thyroid problems and helping to get in touch with our inner selves. A powerful gemstone that should not be worn by those who lack strength of character.
MrBead has 23 different shapes of lapis beads at MrBead.com and MrBead.co.uk
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