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31st July 2016  

Summer Pearls, Bead Fairs & August Gemstone    

Visit us for a free gift: 2016 UK Bead Fairs.  See Us Today at Beads Up North, Haydock Race Course

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Summer Pearls

Summer Pearl NecklacePearl necklaces never go out of fashion, and coloured pearls are great for summer jewellery.

 Knott your pearls and use a quality clasp to enhance their value. Matching earrings will help sell as a package, and remember 'presentation is everything', enclose in a classy box.

This summer offer advertised in a popular UK newspaper, advertises a 8-9mm irregular shaped pearl necklace as 'pearl nuggets' for 39.99 (US $53), or set with earrings for 54.98 (US $73).  I KNOW you can do better!

Gleaming Passionate Rich Elderberry PearlsGolden Copper Biwa Pearl StrandBlush Pink Teardrop Pearl StrandMystical Rich Burgandy 6mm Pearls



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MrBead Autumn UK Bead Fairs

Beading PresentVisit us today at Beads Up North!, Haydock Race Course, or latter in the UK this summer. Say you're a MrBead Newsletter reader and receive a free gift and a gold & black MrBead bag!

Date Name Venue Address Time Details
Sunday 31st July Beads Up North! Haydock Race Course Newton-le-Willows WA12 0HQ 10am to 4.30pm Click
Sat & Sun 6th & 7th August Kempton Park Gem 'n' Bead Fair  Kempton Park Racecourse Staines Road East, London TW16 5AQ 10am to 5pm Sat 10am to 4pm Sun Click
Sat & Sun 13th & 14th August Harrogate Gem 'n' Bead Fair Pavillions of Harrogate Great Yorkshire Showground, HG2 8NZ 10am to 5pm Sat 10am to 4pm Sun Click
Sunday 21st August Scottish Bead Fair Perth Concert Hall Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ 10.30am to 4.30pm Click
Sunday 11th Sept Norwich MrBead Bead Show The George Hotel Arlington Lane, Newmarket Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 2DA 11am to 4pm Click
Sat & Sun 17th & 18th Sept Newark Gem 'n' Bead Fair Newark Showground Winthorpe, Notts NG24 2NY   10am to 5pm Sat 10am to 4pm Sun Click
Saturday 24th Sept Kentish Town MrBead Bead Show Kentish Town Community Centre Main Hall 17 Busby Place, London NW5 2SP 10am to 4pm Click
Saturday 1st October Luton MrBead Bead Show Stockwood Hotel 41-43 Stockwood Crescent, Luton LU1 3SS  11am to 4pm Click
Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th October Knitting & Stitching Show Alexandra Palace London N22 7AY 10.00am to 5.30pm
Except 7pm Thursday
Saturday 15th October The Big Bead Show Sandown Park Racecourse High Street, Esher, London KT10 9AJ 10am to 5pm Click
Sat & Sun 22nd & 23rd October Newton Abbot Gem 'n' Bead Fair Newton Abbot Racecourse Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 3AF 10am to 5pm Sat 10am to 4pm Sun Click
Sat & Sun 29th & 30th October Cheltenham Gem 'n' Bead Fair Pittville Pump Rooms, Pittville Park Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3JE 10am to 5pm Sat 10am to 4pm Sun Click
Sat & Sun 12th & 13th November Kempton Park Gem 'n' Bead Fair  Kempton Park Racecourse Staines Road East, London TW16 5AQ 10am to 5pm Sat 10am to 4pm Sun

Full list of: our 2016 UK Bead Fairs
See a video of some of our past bead fairs
Best Independent List of UK Bead Fairs

Peridot: The Cooling Gemstone For August

Enchanting Spring Green Peridot Small Nugget BeadsEnchanting Faceted Peridot Quartz Teardrop Bead StrandRavishing Green Peridot Chip Beads - Long 34-inch StringJust the name Peridot sounds summer cooling, and its vivid, shimmering aqua-green colour is the ideal gemstone to complement a light summertime outfit. Peridot goes so well with any light colour, blending subtly to add interest to a design.

Peridot (pronounced pair-a-doe) is the gem variety of olivine, a mineral formed under intense heat. Perhaps named from the French word Peridot, meaning unclear, due to its inclusions and cloudy nature.

Small crystals of peridot are often found in rocks by volcanoes and in meteors. Because the iron which creates the colour is an integral part of its structure, its colour is always green - ranging from transparent lime to olive green. One of the few gemstones of only in one colour.

Peridot NecklacePeridot has been mined as a gemstone for thousands of years, said to be the favorite gem of Cleopatra, and mentioned in the Bible. In ancient Egypt it was mined at night because legend tells that peridot was hard to see during the day, yet easily visible by lamplight. The Greeks and Romans called peridot Topazion and Topazius - the later named topaz, to end the confusion between the two. Peridot has also been confused with emerald and many jewelers refer to it as "evening emerald". Peridot was later used to decorate medieval churches, carried back to Europe by the Crusaders, like the huge stones of more than 200 carats in size at Cologne Cathedral.

The gemstone is actually known under three names: Peridot, Chrysolith (derived from the Greek word Goldstone and Olivin, because Peridot is the gemstone variety of the Olivin mineral. In the gemstone trade it is generally called Peridot, a name derived from the Greek Peridona, meaning something like giving plenty.

Peridot is recommended for insomnia, digestive problems and to stimulate the mind. Some say peridot has the power to drive away evil spirits, intensified when the stone is set in gold. And its also said to strengthen the power of any medicine drunk from peridot goblets. Peridot is for people with the star sign of Leo.

Peridot & Pearl Necklace

Peridot & pearl so so well together - teardrops of the moon goddess! This necklace is to inspire what can be done using a combination of different stones. Blue pearls with vivid green peridot make a striking fresh combination to cool you from the summer heat. Clusters of pale-blue 7mm rice pearls are wrapped with 4mm peridot beads producing this 16" -18" long necklace with a lobster clasp.

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Carnelian - another gemstone for August

14 Large 14mm Carnelian BeadsRavishing  Carnelian Cube Beads - 6mmSlinky Long Green Carnelian Teardrop BeadsThis flesh-coloured stone comes from the quartz family, and is usually bright orange to reddish orange, translucent to clear. However, it can be other colours like green or yellow. Carnelian has brought many ancient beliefs, like protection during travel after death and against evil. It is also believed to combat bad tempers. The name comes from the Latin word "Carnis" meaning flesh. The Roman thought that the darker Carnelian represented males and the lighter, females. Many believe that it creates a bond with man and nature.

Peach Carnelian Round Oval BeadsCarnelian is for confidence. Said to help blood disorders and eliminate toxins from the body. Carnelian is in tune with the energies of the Earth, making you feel comfortable with your environment. Allowing you to pause and reflect, while feeling settled and more secure. Carnelian stimulates the reproductive organs too; hence its long use as a fertility symbol. It is also said to help creativity and have a clearing effect, replacing negative energy with positive. Making it easier to find direction and feel in control of your life.

A good stone for people starting new projects or who feel they are going nowhere. It motivates, allowing you to find the energy to make the most out of life. Carnelian is best for people with the zodiac sign of Leo, and for those born on a Friday.

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Summer's Here!                     

Summer Beads
Large 10mm Sky-Blue & Fire-Red Calsilica Summer Beads96 Faceted Striking Rainbow Agate Rondelle BeadsUnusual Striking Dragon Tourmaline 6mm BeadsFrosted Soft Rainbow 6mm Agate Beads



Take your beads to the beach! Well, maybe not - I never do. Last Sunday I was swimming in the sea at Lamma Island, Hong Kong. Very nice, but at 36c in the shade the sand was so hot, it was painful to walk to the water. If you wander what beaches are like in Hong Kong, see my blog Hong Kong Beaches. However, this time of year, it's better in the UK.

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For 15% off anything from our bead store enter SUMMERPEARLS in the box at checkout and click "Redeem Coupon" Use NOW - as expires Friday 5th August 2016.  No minimum order, but can only for used at  or and cannot be used with any other discount or eBay.


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