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.

Bead Kit Mondays

We are happy to announce our new summer activity at Anita’s Beads: Bead Kit Mondays! Beginning on Monday June 4th we will be featuring a new bead kit every Monday. If you purchase the featured bead kit on the day it is presented, a discount of 10% off the regular price will be applied. Anita will show how to make the kit by demonstrations at the bead counter throughout the day.


The featured kit for Monday June 4th is our popular Halo Rainbow Super-Duo 4-wrap bracelet with an easy magnet closure. Many of you have been waiting for this kit to be available. Come see us on Bead Kit Monday! Monday hours are 10-5.

Artist’s Reception

We had a great time at The Franklin Gallery last night. It was fantastic to see all the art arranged on new walls. There are 21 pieces displayed until the end of May so stop in if you happen to be in Rochester, New Hampshire.


The gallery is located at RiverStones Frame shop at 33 North Main Street.


“Road to Serenity”


Collage, acrylic, and digital art by AnitaNH will be on exhibit for the month of May 2018 at The Franklin Gallery in Rochester, New Hampshire. The artist reception will be Thursday May 3rd from 6-7 p.m.

The gallery is located at RiverStones Framing, 33 North Main Street in Rochester. You can view the exhibit Tuesday-Friday from 10-6, and Saturday 10-2. Contact Anita at 603-522-6529 for more information.


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