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.
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.
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.
Anita’s Beads will re-open on Monday May 11th 2020 after a 50-day closing! We will be following the New Hampshire state guidelines which require that masks be worn.
We will revert back to our normal hours of operation: Open 10-5 (12-5 Sundays); Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
To celebrate Mother’s Day we will offer $25. off of our Sterling Silver “Daily Bracelets” (regular price $175.) through Monday May 18th. Just tell Anita “I saw it on AnitaNH.com !” when you make your purchase. This offer is extended to telephone orders as well as purchases made in the shop.
Today I am sharing my under-the-counter stash of Lapis Lazuli beads from Afghanistan. Some of you may remember the tray from a visit to the shop. Get me talking about Lapis Lazuli and I am certain to bring it out!
Our first offering is everyone’s favorite: an 18-inch knotted graduated strand of convex center-drilled disc beads. The largest bead is 48x48mm. The smallest is 24x24mm. The beads are about 8mm thick at the center. There is only one strand available. First two photos show the same strand from both sides. The third shows detail of pyrite inclusions. Regular price: $495. for the strand. We’re offering a 20% discount if you order before April Fool’s Day. Discounted price: $396.
Contact Anita at 603-522-6529 or anitaNH@roadrunner.com to place your order. Stock is limited to the items described in this post and you will receive the item pictured. Order by April Fool’s Day (April 1, 2020) and receive a 20% discount off the regular price.
Our multi-strand seed bead bracelets are easy to make and fun to wear. The four-strand kits contain seed beads, a button for the closure, and cord. The only required tool is sharp scissors. ( Note: This example shows Czech seed beads that are strung by the manufacturer but different kits may contain loose beads.)
4-Strand Seed Bead Bracelet Kit No. 1 and No. 2 contain 6/0 mixes on strings. Retain the random order or re-arrange to create a custom pattern. The cording in these two kits is S-Lon Tex-400 which is not waxed. We recommend the use of Hypo Cement (available at Anita’s Beads) to secure the knots at the end. Trim your ends as necessary while you string. Extra cord is provided to allow for trimming. You can also apply clear nail polish or beeswax to the end of the cord to stiffen it.
We will be closed Thanksgiving Day but stop in this weekend for our Big Black Friday Book Sale!
All books and magazines will be 50% OFF beginning Friday November 29th and ending Monday December 2nd at Anita’s Beads. Post cards and chromolithographs are also included in the sale. Hours are 10-5 (12-5 Sundays); closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.