Author Archives: AnitaNH

About AnitaNH

AnitaNH is a self-taught collage artist and former librarian who embraced mid-life crisis, dropped out of the corporate world and moved to rural New Hampshire to become creatively self-employed. Owner of Anita's Beads and Toad Hollow Minerals in Wakefield, New Hampshire, Anita also designs jewelry, fabric, and digital art prints. Original collage art and acrylic paintings are displayed in the gallery. Jewelry-making and collage instruction are offered by appointment.

About Stones: Amazonite

Astrological Sign: Virgo
Chakra: Brow; Crown
Lore: Amazonite Soothes emotions and eliminates aggravation, dispelling both irritating and negative energy. It enhances communication concerning love and encourages us to take charge of our own lives.
Geology: Amazonite is a microclinic feldspar colored green or blue-green. It occurs as tabular or short prismatic crystals, and also in a massive habit. It forms in igneous rocks, especially in granites and pegmatites, and in metamorphic rocks, particularly schists.
Localities: Brazil; New Hampshire

Summer Hours/New Art!

We’ve recently returned to our regular hours at Anita’s Beads: Open 10-5 (12-5 Sundays); Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. These hours will remain in effect until the end of December.

Visit the tumblr site to see the new paintings and collages just posted. This past winter was a very productive one for art!

The collage painting above titled CBC-X Mandala (30×30) is a personal favorite. The most popular on tumblr so far is the 8×8-inch collage shown below called Polka Dots/Red Line.

Visit the art gallery at Anita’s Beads during regular shop hours. You can contact Anita by telephone at 603-522-6529 or by email at anitaNH@roadrunner.com

Winter Hours at Anita’s Beads

Anita’s Beads and Toad Hollow Gallery are now open Winter Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10-5. We are closed Monday through Thursday except by appointment. Contact Anita by telephone at 603-522-6529. (We cannot accept text messages.)

Rte. 16 Holiday Stop-and-Shop

Anita’s Beads is participating in an event featuring small area business along Route 16 in the Wakefield, New Hampshire area. Today through Monday we are offering 50% off on all books and magazines. Another special for the Holiday Stop-and-Shop is a BOGO deal on our popular tube bracelets. For every bracelet you purchase at $20. you will receive a second bracelet free.

Holiday shoppers will be entered into a raffle for gift basket, contents donated by the participating businesses listed above. Hours for Anita’s Beads are 10-5 (12-5 Sunday); closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

New Stones for Holiday Gifts!

Stop in and see our new stones and crystals just added for holiday shopping at Anita’s Beads and Toad Hollow Minerals. We found some beautiful “Herkimer Diamond” quartz crystals, gold sheen Obsidian hearts, Pyrite spheres and Ruby-in-Matrix Palm stones:

Citrine has been on our list for a while and we were happy to obtain some lovely large points with rainbows, as well as some smaller crystals:

Dragon Jade hearts, and palm stones in Black Tourmaline, “Ruby” Garnet and Lepidolite are also new additions:

You will love our new Apophyllite, Pink Stilbite clusters and fossil Ammonites:

The shop is open 10-5 (12-5 Sunday). Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. We’re located on Rte 153 at 2517 Wakefield Road in Wakefield, New Hampshire. Call Anita at 603-522-6529 with questions or to have an order shipped by mail.

New Minerals July 2020

Plan a trip to Anita’s Beads to see the beautiful Toad Hollow stones and crystals we’ve just put out. New items include: Lapis Lazuli hearts, Apophyllite crystal “pyramids,” Selenite “unicorn horns,” polished Garnet, Larimar specimens, Ruby-in-Fuschite palm stones, Moonstone palm stones, Black Tourmaline palm stones…

Select a photo from the gallery to enlarge and click through a slide-show.

Anita’s Beads and Toad Hollow Minerals hours are: 10-5 (12-5 Sunday); Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Anita for more information at: 603-522-6529.