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Small Boat

"God is good, but never dance in a small boat. "
- Irish saying

11/16" tall x 9/16" diameter

37.00
Only one left in stock

Persist Cat

"Persist "
- Inspired by the Women’s March, and by the bright pink pussyhats that marchers proudly wore.

13/16" tall x 3/4" wide x 1/4" deep

46.00

Small Cat Charm

- Image on both sides of the charm.

7/8" tall (including loop) x 11/16" wide

15.00

Kitten with Hat Charm

- Inspired by the Women’s March, and by the bright pink pussyhats that marchers proudly wore. Image on both sides.

13/16" tall (including loop) x 11/16" wide

15.00

Cat with Hat Charm

- Inspired by the Women’s March, and by the bright pink pussyhats that marchers proudly wore. Image on both sides.

15/16" tall (including loop) x 11/16" wide

18.00

Mandrake Fish

"Teach me to hear mermaids singing "
- John Donne, from the poem, “Go and catch a falling star”. The mandrake is learning the mermaids song from a friendly fish. Perhaps the mandrake root, a creature neither human nor plant, is hoping to be able to meet another creature who exists between two worlds, the mermaid, a creature who is neither human nor fish.

7/8” wide at top x 1 1/8” wide at bottom x 1 3/4” tall x 3/8” deep

85.00
Only one left in stock

Singing Fish

- This friendly fish, singing the mermaids song, was inspired by the line “Teach me to hear mermaids singing” from a John Donne poem.

1” tall x 1/2” square

46.00
Only one left in stock

Mandrake Strawberry

"Kisses kept are wasted, love is to be tasted. "
- Edmund Vance Cook, Mandrake roots were traditionally used in love spells. The strawberry is associated with the Norse goddess of Love, Freyja.

1” wide at top x 3/4" wide at bottom x 1 7/8” tall x 1/4” deep

78.00
Very limited stock

Imagination Flies

"Our imagination flies. We are its shadow on the earth. "
- Vladimir Nabokov

13/16" tall x 9/16" diameter

37.00

Feathers

- Freyja, the Norse goddess of love, fertility, battle, and death, has a cloak of feathers that enables her to fly over the world in the form of a bird.

1" tall x 9/16" diameter

37.00

Acorn and Oak

- Throughout the Western world, the oak tree is symbolic of power and strength.

5/8" tall x 9/16" diameter

37.00
Only one left in stock

People Who

"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. "
- George Bernard Shaw

7/8" tall x 5/8"diameter

37.00
Out of stock

Resist Much

"Resist much. Obey little. "
- Walt Whitman

1/2" tall x 9/16” diameter

37.00
Very limited stock

Pregare

"Pregare, sperare, e non ti preoccupare.”, “Pray, hope and don’t worry. "
- St. Pio of Petrelcina, Padre Pio is the patron saint of civil defense volunteers, but is unofficially known as the patron saint of stress relief, because of this famous advice.

3/8” tall x 9/16” diameter

37.00
Only one left in stock

Understood

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. "
- Marie Curie

5/8" tall x 11/16" diameter

37.00
Very limited stock

Not Knowing

"Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door. "
- Emily Dickinson

11/16" tall x 5/8" diameter

37.00
Out of stock

Silver Crying Eye

- Design based on embroidery on an Elizabethan glove. Design is the same on both sides.

1 1/8” tall x 1/2” wide at top and 11/16” wide at bottom

16.00

Scarab Button (Bronze)

- In Egypt, the scarab symbolizes wisdom, the sun, and self-creative power.

1” wide x 1 3/16” tall

24.00

Grasshopper Button (Bronze)

- In China, the grasshopper is symbolic of abundance.

1 3/8” wide x 11/16” tall

24.00

Errors Like Straws

"Errors like straws, upon the surface flow: he who would search for pearls must dive below. "
- Dryden

15/16" high x 11/16" diameter

37.00
Only one left in stock

Staying at Home

"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. "
- Jane Austen

11/16” tall x 5/8” diameter

37.00
Only one left in stock

Acorn Pear Ivy Buttons

"In tea leaf reading, the acorn symbolizes health, the pear, wealth, and the ivy, honor. "
- Set of three buttons

Approximately 5/8” tall x 5/8” wide

30.00

My Heart Is Ever

"My heart is ever at your service. "
- William Shakespeare

9/16” tall x 9/16” diameter

37.00

Sugar Skull Buttons (Bronze)

"Designs based on sugar and paper-mâché skulls from the Mexican 'Day of the Dead' "
- Set of 4 different faces

9/16” tall x 1/2” wide

40.00

Square Butterfly

- Butterfly design adapted from British embroidery of the Stuart Period.

5/8” square at top and bottom x 11/16” tall

42.00
Only one left in stock

The Artist

"The artist is nothing without the gift, and the gift is nothing without work. "
- Emile Zola

13/16” tall x 5/8” diameter

37.00
Out of stock

Flies

- Images of fly, caterpillar, and primrose adapted from British embroidery of the Stuart period.

5/8" tall x 3/4" diameter

37.00
Only one left in stock

Sky

- Four sides of bead show sun, moon and stars, clouds, and rain.

5/8" tall x 5/8" wide x 5/8" deep

42.00
Only one left in stock

Curiosity

"Curiosity is the key to creativity. "
- Akio Morita

7/16" diameter x 3/4" tall

37.00
Very limited stock

Magic 8 Ball

"ask again later”, “my source says no”, “most likely”, “outlook not so good”, “don’t count on it”, and “signs point to yes "
- Six sides show six Magic 8 ball answers

3/4" tall x 7/8" triangle top and bottom

48.00
Only one left in stock

Inquire Within

3/8" tall x 5/8" diameter

37.00

Hearts and Arrows

- J.E Cirlot says in his Dictionary of Symbols - "The heart pierced with an arrow is a symbol of conjunction."

1 1/8" tall x 9/16" diameter

42.00
Only one left in stock

Two-faced Skull Charm (Silver)

"Designs based on sugar and paper-mâché skulls from the Mexican "Day of the Dead". "
3/4" tall x 9/16" wide

12.00

Large Elephant

"Unless we remember, we cannot understand. "
- E.M. Forster; Elephants are famous for their memory and intelligence – Aristotle called it "the beast which passeth all others in wit and mind".

1 1/4" wide x 1" tall x 3/8" deep

60.00
Very limited stock

Dragonfly On Willow

"Background design of willow branches based on Japanese blue and white textile. "
- Dragonfly cast of bronze.

9/16" diameter x 1 1/16" tall

55.00
Out of stock

Happy Dog

"The dog is the god of frolic "
- Henry Ward Beecher

1 1/8" tall x 1" wide x 3/8" deep

75.00
Very limited stock

Butterfly On Clouds

"In Korea the butterfly is symbol of romantic love. "
- Cloud pattern based on antique Japanese textile print.

1 1/16" tall x 7/16" diameter

55.00
Out of stock

Ginkgo on Woven Check

- Background design of bead based on Japanese blue and white textile. Ginkgo leaf cast of bronze.

1 3/8" tall x 7/16" diameter

55.00
Only one left in stock

Miniature Rebus Square

"Images: eye heart u; On sides 'A Secret' "
- I love you

1/2" wide x 9/16" tall x 3/16"deep

42.00
Only one left in stock

Before the Seed

"Before the seed there comes the thought of bloom. "
- E. B. White

9/16" diameter x 9/16" tall

37.00

Mistakes

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery. "
- James Joyce

9/6" diameter x 3/4" tall

37.00
Only one left in stock

Maple Leaf on Water

- The background design on this bead is based on a stylized design of running water from an antique Japanese textile print. The copper leaf appliqué is a stylized version of the Japanese maple leaf.

1/2" diameter x 1 3/8" tall

55.00
Out of stock

Small Key

- In tea leaf reading, the key symbolizes an increase in business.

5/8" tall x 1/2" diameter

37.00

Large Pink

"Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove "
- Christopher Marlowe, "The Passionate Shepherd to his Love",1564-1593 - In Western art, the flower of the pink (dianthus plumarius) symbolized engagement or betrothal.

1 5/8" tall x 3/4" wide x 3/8" deep

75.00
Very limited stock

Lucky Primrose

"For Luck "
- In German folklore, if you wear a primrose, you will find treasure.

3/4" tall x 5/8" wide x 3/8" deep

42.00

Miniature Lucky Eggplant

"For Luck "
- Japanese folklore says that if you dream of an eggplant on the third night of the New Year, you will have good luck.

5/8" tall x 3/8" wide x 3/16" deep

42.00

Round Cowboy Butterfly

- Another design from a vintage cowboy boot. Blackfoot Indians believed that butterflies bring dreams.

11/16" diameter x 5/8" tall

37.00
Only one left in stock

Who Looks

"Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, wakens. "
- Carl Jung

5/8" diameter x 3/8" tall

37.00
Very limited stock

Sheep / Wolf

"Chi pecora si fa, il lupo se mangia - Who makes himself a sheep will be eaten by the wolf "
- Traditional Italian Proverb

5/8" tall x 1/2" diameter

37.00
Only one left in stock

Tomato

"My vegetable love should grow vaster than empires and more slow. "
- Andrew Marvell, 'To His Coy Mistress'. Tomatoes were once called 'love apples' and believed to have aphrodisiac properties.

1" wide x 1 1/4" tall x 3/8" deep

75.00
Very limited stock

Bleeding Heart

"Sides: 'Despise not mee: Yt joyes in thee.' "
- antique poesy ring

1" wide x 1 1/4" tall x 3/8" deep

75.00
Only one left in stock

Old Sins

"Old sins cast long shadows "
- Proverb

5/8" in diameter x 6/16" tall

37.00
Very limited stock

Faithful Boar

"2007 is the year of the boar in the Chinese Zodiac. One of the boar’s traits is loyalty. "
- Text on the side, taken from an antique poesy ring: “Fidele en amitie" French, “Faithful in friendship"

13/16" wide x 1/4" deep x 1 1/4" tall

50.00
Very limited stock

Kisses Kept

"Kisses kept are wasted; Love is to be tasted. "
- Edmund Vance Cooke 1866 – 1932

13/16" tall x 1/2" diameter

37.00

Things Won

"Things won are done. Joy’s soul lies in the doing. "
- William Shakespeare

3/4" tall x 9/16" diameter

37.00

Traveler

"Traveler there is no path. Paths are made by walking. "
- Antonio Machado

13/16" tall x 3/4" diameter

38.00
Out of stock

Dog Chasing Tail

1" wide x 1" tall x 1/4" deep

50.00
Very limited stock

Rain Beads

"Tell me how many beads there are in a silver chain of evening rain "
- Thomas Lovell Beddoes, 1803-1849

5/8" in diameter x 3/4" tall

37.00

Absent Forget Me Not

"The forget me not flower is a symbol of faithfulness and enduring love "
- Sides, from an antique poesy ring, read “Tho’ absent ever dear"

5/8" wide x 7/8" tall x1/4 " deep

42.00
Only one left in stock

Tulip

- In Persia, a tulip is an offering of love from a man to his beloved.

1/2" square x 1 1/4" tall

46.00

Cherry Blossom

- In early Japanese folklore, symbolizes spring, abundance and unassailable vitality.

1/2" tall x 5/8" diameter

37.00
Only one left in stock

Small Ginkgo

9/16" tall x 9/16" diameter

37.00
Out of stock

Turn But A Stone

""Turn but a stone and start a wing" "
- Francis Thompson 1859-1907

9/16" tall x 5/8" diameter

37.00

Acorn, Pear, Ivy

"In tea leaf reading, the acorn symbolizes health, the pear, wealth, and ivy, honor. "
3/4" triangle at top and bottom x 3/4" tall

46.00
Only one left in stock

Caged Heart

"Sides: Je vous aime, je vous adore, que voulez-vous encore? "
- I love you, I adore you, what more do you wish?

1 1/4" tall x 1" wide x 3/8" deep

75.00
Only one left in stock

Road of Excess

"The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. "
- William Blake, 1757 - 1827

1/2" diameter x 3/8" tall

37.00

Life Problem

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a work to be made. "
- Phillip Yancey

1/2" diameter x 3/8" tall

37.00
Only one left in stock

Grasshopper

"In China, the grasshopper is symbolic of abundance. "
1 1/4" long x 1/2" square ends

50.00
Very limited stock

Our Remedies

"Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie which we ascribe to heaven. "
- Wm. Shakespeare"All's Well That Ends Well"

5/8" high; 5/8" diameter

37.00
Only one left in stock

Little Red Hen

"'I'll do it myself,' said the little red hen, and she did. "
1-1/4" tall x 1-1/4" wide x 7/16" deep

75.00
Out of stock

Queen Bee & Drones

- Queen on front, two drones on back.

1" tall x 1" wide x 3/8" deep

60.00
Only one left in stock

Beach Pennywort & Grass

1-3/8" high x 1" wide at top; 2" wide at bottom; 1/4" deep

55.00
Out of stock

Iris & Honor

"Honor and shame from no condition rise: Act well your part, there all the honor lies. "
- Alexander Pope 1688-1744

2" tall x 1-1/8" wide at top; 11/16" wide at bottom; 6/16" deep

85.00
Out of stock

True, False, Warm, Cold

5/8" tall x 5/8" square

46.00

Probable Reality

"Reality is not always probable, or likely. "
- Jorge Luis Borges 1899-1986

5/8" diameter x 7/16" tall

37.00
Only one left in stock

Lucky Butterflies

"For luck "
- In China butterflies may symbolize abundant leisure and joy; in Japan, two butterflies symbolize conjugal happiness.

3/4" tall x 3/4" wide x 1/4" deep

42.00
Only one left in stock

Be Not Forgetful

"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers. "
- Holy Bible, Hebrews 13:2

13/16" diameter x 1" tall

48.00

My Heart Opens

"Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix", French for "My heart opens at thy voice "
- Camille Saint-Saens, Opera "Samson and Delilah", Delilah's Act 2 Aria

1 1/16" wide x 1 1/16" tall x 1/2" deep

60.00
Out of stock

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