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Thursday, January 14, 2021

MICA

 

Mica is a mineral found in igneous and other rocks which is resistant to heat and electricity and has both industrial and decorative uses. It has been used as gem stones as pictured in the above photo and other forms. It has also been ground into a powder and made into a glittery paint. The earliest known use of mica paint was in prehistoric cave paintings. Later it was used for various purposes by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Chinese. The Pyramid of the Sun built by the Pre-Columbian Aztecs in Mexico contains considerable amounts of mica. The mining of mica expanded in the early 19th Century with the discovery of large deposits in Africa and South America. In recent times the largest producers of mica have been Russia, the USA, China, India, South Korea, and Canada.

The Beadshaper offers a mica bracelet at Golden Mica Bracelet - Bracelets -  (beadshaper.com)

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

VALENTINE

Valentine’s Day is named for a Catholic saint named Valentine. It is unclear who Valentine was. One legend is that the Roman empire at one point in time forbade young men to marry because it was felt that married men did not make good soldiers. Valentine was a priest who defied Rome by continuing to marry young men to the young ladies whom they loved and was therefore executed. The heart is a symbol of love and Valentine’s day.

You can visit the Beadshaper’s gallery of handcrafted lampwork glass heart shaped glass beads at www.beadshaper.com/gallery?category_id=2382

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

BETTY

Betty is a nickname for Elizabeth. Elizabeth is the English version of the Hebrew name Elisheva. El means God. Sheva means oath. So it means an oath pledged to God. Many well known women have had the name Elizabeth, but probably the most famous in history have been the queens of England by that name. The first English Queen Elizabeth lived from 1533 to 1603 and was the daughter of Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn. During her reign the British Empire grew tremendously. The most recent Queen Elizabeth became queen when her father King George VI died in 1952. She is still living at the age of 94.

If you wish to visit Betty at the Beadshaper website, please click BETTY BLUE LIPS FISH BEAD (beadshaper.com) .

You can read more about the name Betty in the Urban Dictionary at Urban Dictionary: betty .

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

EARTH DAY


Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was concerned about the deteriorating condition of the Earth in the 1960s. A large oil spill in 1969 off the coast of Santa Barbara, California promoted the Senator to pursue the problem by organizing discussions of the problem by environmental activists. This led to the creation of Earth Day.

The Earth Beauty Bracelet can be found in the Beadshaper website at EARTH BEAUTY BRACELET - Bracelets . (beadshaper.com) . Another bracelet with earth tone colors on the Beadshaper website is Autumn Night at AUTUMN NIGHT BRACELET - Bracelets - (beadshaper.com). You can read more about Earth Day at The History of Earth Day | Earth Day .

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

OLIVIA

 


The name Olivia is of Latin origin and means olive or olive tree. It was the name of an aristocratic woman in Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night and has remained a popular name since then. 

If you wish to visit Olivia Orange Stripes Fashion Fish at the Beadshaper web-site click OLIVIA ORANGE STRIPES FASHION FISH (beadshaper.com)

You can read more about the name in Nameberry at Olivia: Name Meaning, Popularity, and Similar Names | Nameberry

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Friday, January 8, 2021

FISH IN MYTHOLOGY

Fish can be found in the mythologies of various cultures all over the world. In the Mythology of the Celts and other British Islanders, the salmon has been associated with wisdom. In ancient Greek Mythology there have been various fish-like creatures; hippocampos combines horse and fish; leocampos is a lion fish; taurocampos is a bull fish; aigicampos is a goat fish. In various pagan cultures the fish represented fertility. In Hindu culture, the fish represents creation (interesting in that science tells us that life began in the oceans). In Buddhist culture, the fish represents happiness and fidelity. In Japanese mythology, shachikoko is a carp with a dragon head, and namazu is a giant catfish that causes earthquakes. In Hawaiian and Fijian mythology, the shark god protects and guides sailors. In Maori mythology there is a large fish that gives birth to the stars.

Most of the Earth's surface is covered by water, and fish are an important source of food for humans. No wonder that so many varied cultures all over the world have woven the fish into their folklore.

The Beadshaper has a gallery devoted to glass beads in the form of fish at www.beadshaper.com/gallery

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EARTHA

The name Eartha is of English origin and refers to the earth (or ground). It was found among the Puritans. The most famous personality in recent history with that name was the singer Eartha Kitt. 

You can find Eartha Fashion Fish on the Beadshaper website at EARTHA FASHION FISH - Fashion Fish - Handcrafted Lampwork Glass Beads (beadshaper.com)

You can read more about the name Eartha in the Behind the Name website at Meaning, origin and history of the name Eartha - Behind the Name and in the Nameberry web site at Eartha: Name Meaning, Popularity, and Similar Names | Nameberry .

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