Monthly Archives: October 2017

About Stones: Dragon’s Blood Stone


Astrological Sign: Leo
Chakra: Heart
Lore: Dragon’s Blood Stone is a healing stone that enhances life force, balance, courage, strength and vitality. Carry to draw money and love. It is known as a talisman of safety and profit, helping us to find new relationships. The stone is a “seeker/transformer” helping us discover new paths and approaches.
Geology: Dragon’s Blood Stone is a jasper, a variety of quartz, containing a mixture of green epidote and red piedmontite.
Localities: Australia, South Africa

About Stones: Aquamarine


Astrological Sign: Gemini, Pisces, Aries
Chakra: Throat
Lore: Aquamarine is a stone of courage. It accelerates the intellectual reasoning process and enhances the connection with our higher self. It brings tolerance to judgmental people and order to those overwhelmed by responsibility. It is a talisman for sailors.
Geology: Aquamarine means ‘Water of the Sea’ in Latin. It is a member, together with Emerald, of the beryl group. Aluminum beryllium silicate colored by iron, aquamarine ranges from blue to blue-green.
Localities: Brazil, South Africa, Maine, Connecticut, Afghanistan

About Stones: Dravite


Astrological Sign: Aries
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Sacral
Lore: Dravite empowers us, encouraging inner strength and calm. This tourmaline species is a powerful healer, particularly in the area of family dysfunction. Use for grounding after working with stones of high vibration. Carry for stamina when experiencing difficult situations. Aids in the release of negativity. Supports overcoming of addictions.
Geology: Dravite is a brown, sodium magnesium rich, species of tourmaline.
Localities: India, Brazil, Canada

About Stones: Angelite


Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Chakra: Throat
Lore: Angelite forms a protective field around the environment where it is placed. It assists in communication with spirit totems. It can enhance awareness, telepathy, and astral travel.
Geology: Angelite is the mineral anhydrite, an important rock-forming mineral associated with gypsum and dolomite. The name is from the Greek meaning ‘without water.’ Angelite forms blue and white nodules and masses with an occasional touch of red hematite.
Localities: Peru

Dragonfly Earrings


Below are the instructions for the Dragonfly Earring Kits offered at Anita’s Beads. To complete your kit you will need a “Big Eye” needle, a pair of sharp scissors, and “Hypo-Cement” glue.

The kit includes two pieces of 6# Fireline, Czech dagger beads, Czech 4mm machine cut round beads, size 11/0 seed beads, 4mm soldered jump rings, and earwires.

You will string using a single strand of Fireline. The earring is reinforced by going around the path multiple times. Begin by picking up an 11/0 seed bead, one faceted round (the head), another 11/0 seed bead, two dagger beads, another 11/0 seed bead, four faceted rounds (the tail), and another 11/0 seed bead as shown below.


Pull your thread through, leaving a 9-inch tail (single strand) of fire line at the head. You will need this piece later.


Skipping the seed bead, pass your needle up through the four tail beads. Now add one 11/0 seed bead, two dagger beads, and another 11/0 seed bead. Now pass your needle through the head and the first 11/0 seed bead.

Pick up the soldered jump ring and repeat the path a second time to reinforce the earring. After you go through the jump ring a second time, continue down through the 11/0 seed bead above the head, the head, the left seed bead below the head, the two left wings and the seed bead below the left wings.

Now remove your needle from the main thread and thread the tail onto the needle. Pass the needle through the jump ring, the seed bead above the head, the head, the seed bead to the right, the two right wings, and the seed bead below the two right wings. Remove the needle.

Tighten the threads and tie a double knot. Pass the two ends of the thread down through the top three tail beads and trim with sharp scissors. Lay the dragonfly flat on a piece of scrap paper and glue the knot. Place a drop or two of glue where the four wings come together to keep them from flopping.

After the glue dries, open the loop on an earring hook, slip on the soldered jump ring of your dragonfly, and close the loop. Repeat for second earring.