Great Finds On-Line
by Marjorie Miller
Hello, if you don't already know by now, as millions surely already do, my name is Marjorie. People know me as a bead jewelry designer with an obsessive penchant for gemstones, pearls, more gemstones, more pearls, even more gemstones and even more pearls, and, of course, all the other stuff, like chain, wire, sterling silver, and you know what else, I don't have to tell you. And if you have heard that I spend more time on the internet than God, well, you might be right. I am always on the lookout for the next great thing in jewelry. It could be yours. (Actually, it should be mine, but you know me....) I hang out at Land of Odds (www.landofodds.com), and you can reach me there anytime. Point my nose in the right direction -- jewelry on-line that people will want to talk about. And, darling, you better believe this is my real nose. The jewelry ain't fake either. Let me take your hand, and guide your eye to see the treasures I have found ....
CURRENT JEWELRY SPOTTER BLOG ARTICLES
Twelve Step Prayer Beads
I know this is not like me. I love a good glass of Pinot Noir every now and again, but the gemstone colors and the beautiful detail of the sterling silver and pewter charms on the Twelve Bead website is downright inspirational. Way back in the 90’s I was involved in the 12 step community, and I took what I needed and left the rest.
The Twelve Bead website is fairly anonymous, as to who actually creates the jewelry and prayer beads, but Gwen R. has the copyright on the website. Well Gwen you do beautiful work. Simple beads placed in a circle either as a bracelet or prayer beads along with a simple meditation can take the possessor to a calm and serene state of mind. Twelve Bead uses gemstones with a purpose, and gives the shopper the historical and contemplative qualities of those stones and symbols.
The beautifully photographed slideshow at the entrance to the Twelve Bead website shows off the elegance and allure of the beads and symbols. I feel calmer just studying their images. A powerful presentation that soothes the senses and draws in the browser to look closer at what they have to offer.
Twelve Bead offers prayer beads and recovery jewelry with the intention that
it be used in meditation or prayer in conjunction with a twelve step program.
I say that many people of all backgrounds and affiliations with or without a
need for a 12 step program could benefit from Twelve Bead’s beautiful
well-designed prayer beads and jewelry. We all deserve a little extra hope and