Cool Gemstones for the Zodiac’s Caretaker, Cancer

Birthstones for Cancer Happy Birthday Month, Cancer! Just like the beautiful little crab you are, you can seem hesitant and even standoffish at first, but once past your protective shell, you do all you can to keep those you love, happy and healthy. Let us embrace your water elements and dive into the gemstone world. … Continue Reading

Nepali and Tibetan Jewelry

People are becoming more concerned with the meaning behind the jewelry that they wear. It is important to look into the cultural significance of the charms and gemstone beads that you choose for your jewelry and can make for a more meaningful piece. Let’s look deeper into the significance of  Nepali and Tibetan jewelry! Turquoise … Continue Reading

Waist Beads

The history and modern uses of waist beads Waist beads have been worn by women for as long as time has been recorded. Their history dates back to the early Egyptians as well as tribes in Western Africa. They were used for many reasons, mainly to symbolize status, entice the opposite sex, celebrate a young … Continue Reading

Happy Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year: Year of the Fire Rooster Beadworks loves to celebrate all different holidays and the upcoming Chinese New Year is one we are especially excited about. Chinese New Year begins on January 28th, with the festivities typically starting the day before the New Year and continuing until the Lantern Festival which is February 15th. … Continue Reading

Om: The Sound of the Universe

The om symbol is an important spiritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism. Today, it is a fairly recognizable and popular symbol worldwide. It often appears in the beginning and end of most Sanskrit prayers. Many people believe that this slow, calming chant is the sound that was made when all of creation came into existence. … Continue Reading

Buddhism: The Endless Knot

The Endless Knot is a universal symbol of peace and enlightenment influenced by the Tibetan Buddhism’s Eight Auspicious Symbols. It is often used in jewelry, tapestry, and other art forms. The intertwined lines that overlap without a beginning or an end represent Buddha’s endless wisdom and symbolizes how all life matter on Earth are related … Continue Reading