February and March events

Well, we’re back from Tucson, and it’s been a whirling madhouse from the day we returned. Many new events going on:

Trunk show! Voices of the Stones is here 2/22 – 2/25, Saturday through Tuesday! If you haven’t made it in for a Voices trunk show yet, you definitely should. Carole and Mary are experienced bead merchants and will be bringing us their wonderful stuff for the weekend. We’ll have two huge tables stuffed with strands to choose from. They carry a huge assortment of beads and pendants including glass, stone and pearls; prices are roughly 30% off retail.

Special class! Monday, 2/24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $20: Energy Anatomy and the Crystal Library, a Journey Through the Chakras with Carole White. When you complete this class you should be able to interpret the general meaning of stones without a reference book. You will learn applications to use different shapes of stones, and ways to use stones in your jewelry to maximize their metaphysical potential. Experiential exercises will help you fix the information in your mind. Subjects covered will include clearing, programming, working with angels and anchoring a light temple for continual spiritual growth.

We’re really excited about this! Carole has been working with stones for many years and has a gift for understanding their application. We’ll have the store open until 9:00 or 9:30 for shopping that evening. Please give us a call at 303-786-9746 if you’re interested in signing up.

New classes up on the Sunday Class Schedule page. We have stuff scheduled all the way out through the end of March, and activity has already been intense on some of these sessions. Check it out and give us a call if you’re interested.

New stock. Oh, boy, have we got new stock.

Tucson matte beryl

Matte-finish beryl pebbles!

Tucson metallic druzy

Fancy-finish druzy pendants and beads!

Tucson matte rounds

Gemstone rounds in matte finishes!

Plus so much more…pearls, gemstones, glass, crystal, we brought back so much stuff we’ve barely gotten most of it cataloged. Much of the new stock is on the front table right by the door; please stop by and take a look.

Tucson or Bust, pt2

Getting info out of Catherine and Jake has been a challenge. They’re just too busy shopping. Cath has been persuaded to send along at least a few pictures, at least.

Moonstone lepidolite

Moonstone and lepidolite – these are purchased and already in hand. Finally!

Tucson chrysoprase

Chrysoprase! We’re not sure about these yet; they’d run around $45 in the shop. Any thoughts? It’s lovely material.

That’s it for images from Cath in the last day, but she reports that Team Nomad has acquired:

  • Jade and lapis focals
  • Ocean jasper
  • Blue lace agate
  • Jade, moonstone, and lapis in 8mm
  • Garnet 6mm and 8mm

More updates as they come. It’s killing me not to be there!

Tucson or Bust, pt1

So here we are, your loyal Nomad Bead Merchants staff:

Nomad winter

And Team Nomad is here:

Nomad Tucson

Sorry about the gorgeous photo of a golf cart, but it’s what I have to work with. Look at that sky!

Yes! The road crew has arrived in Tucson and they are already shopping like madmen! Unfortunately I’ve had trouble getting any details from Catherine as she is too busy assessing what’s available and cutting deals on new stock. Early reports: Matte-finish semi-precious stones in 8mm, 6mm, 4mm.

can tell you that lots of new Roman-era glass is available, and while I’ve only gotten a couple of pictures so far, this one has me pretty excited:

Tucson roses

That dark red is to die for.

Hopefully more pictures once the initial stash gets hauled back to the condo for indexing.

Edit: Druzy!

Tucson druzy