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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ghost Bead Bracelets

Ghost Bead Bracelets



Pink, blue, brown, white, yellow, orange, green purple and black.

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Ghost Bead Story

Ghost Beads are the seed of the cedar or juniper tree (Story)

The juniper berry falls to the ground and when ants find these little seeds. The ant then chews off one end and eat the inside of the berry. The Juniper berry is hollow easily to be dried out. Artisans make a hole in the opposite end of the berry and string them in harmony with nature to be worn to ward off evil spirits bringing the wearer protection and harmony. The tradition holds a legend that the person given the necklace is protected from evil spirits, ghosts and of nightmares.

These beads are of nature and are a perfect gift, also if not to be worn these beads could be hung in your bedroom, reading place, work space over a crib or anywhere wishing to be at peace and with nature and harmony in life.
On my trip across Canada September 2014 I purchased strings of Juniper berries to make my necklaces in the Grand Canyon Region, a magnificent spot. Juniper Berries are a hot item and hard to keep in stock. I don't sell the berries themselves however do us them in my necklaces.

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