Monday, May 31, 2010

Beach Party Fridays at Beads N Botanicals in Champaign-Urbana, Central Illinois

Beach Party Fridays: Celebrate Summer the third Friday of the month at Beads N Botanicals, 117 North Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

When the heat is on, it’s time to stop in at Beads N Botanicals for cool Summer drinks, Beach party music, jewelry making and readings on “The Boardwalk." Special sales discounts will also be available on selected beads and other items each Beach Party Friday.

Cool off with some iced tea or lemonade, make beach-themed anklets, bracelets or necklaces. Enjoy the casual beach party music and atmosphere and kick back for some Summer fun without a long drive. Cost: $5 per jewelry project. Children welcome to make a project (accompanied by an adult).

--Readings on “The Boardwalk.” Different readers will be scheduled each month ($20 per 15 minute session). Call for appointment (217-365-9355) or just stop in!
Friday, June 18th , 12noon-5pm Friday July 16th , 12noon-5pm Friday, August 20th , noon-5pm
Payment required. $5 per jewelry project. $20 per 15 minute reading session.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Jade, Coral, Turquoise Beads, New Votives and Soaps, Other Crystals in Urbana Shop

Hope to have the Summer Schedule published in about a week. Things should get hopping once again here at Beads N Botanicals starting in June. In addition to our Psychic Fair on Saturday, June 12, from 10am to 5pm, Marlita will continue to be available every other Wednesday (and a Saturday or two) for reflexology (foot massage) and Reiki energy healing sessions. Call for an appointment.

In other news, by the end of next week, we should have most of our new crystals, crystal candleholders, faceted glass rondelles and other beads out and available for purchase. We were lucky to get a few more Selenite candleholders (our regular supplier is no longer carrying them), citrine cluster and amethyst cluster tea light holders. They are absolutely gorgeous.

As you may know,Amethyst is known as a Stone of Sobriety, love, intuition, intellect and healing. Cuts through illusion. Good for meditation. It is a crystal that also increases psychic gifts.

Citrine is used to detoxify the body and regenerate tissue.  It is a stone of hope and abundance. This crystal does not hold negative energy, but instead transmutes it. This “merchant’s stone” is placed in a cash box to product more income for the merchant. Helps in maintaining wealth as well. Stimulates mental focus & endurance.  Dispels fear & brings sunshine into darkness.

There's already an incredible selection of real Jade, Carnelian, Coral and Turquoise beads new at the shop. If you thought we had a great selection before, check out these beads now! If you have not been in the shop for a while, you've been missing out.

 Looking for blown glass pendants or metal focal pieces? Or are wood beads or mother of pearl (MOP) pendants and beads more your style? New gemstone chip necklaces and beads include blue lace agate, smokey quartz and snowflake obsidian.

In addition to beads and findings, we've been making more of our signature brand Wise Weeds Botanicals votives, soaps and incense. By June we will also have incredible Shea Butter soaps, with natural essential oils of lavender, peppermint, patchouli and more.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Psychic & Health Fair in Champaign Urbana, Central Illinois on June 12

Saturday, June 12, 2010
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Psychic & Health Fair:
Location: Beads N Botanicals, 117 North Broadway, Urbana, IL 61801

Come and Join Us!

Psychics, Tarot Readers, Reiki, Reflexology, Energy Art Readings, Archetypal Readings, Foot massage, Stone Readings, Mediums, Spiritualists and more

$20 per 15-minute session. Longer sessions available. Register at the door.

Body/Mind/Spirit Spring 2010
Held at Beads N Botanicals
117 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Let's Make a Dream Catcher in Champaign-Urbana deadline extended

Next Saturday's Dream Catcher workshop at Beads N Botanicals will be taking place. We have a few more spaces available for interested persons who pre-register and prepay by Wednesday, May 12th. Call the shop at 217-365-9355 on Tuesday (11am to 4pm) or Wednesday (11am to 6pm) or stop by Beads N Botanicals in Urbana at 117 North Broadway Ave.

Dreamcatcher Workshop: Let’s Make A Dream Catcher. Marlita (Rainbow Buffalo) will lead this workshop. You will use your vision, energy and creativity to make your own dream catcher and decorate it the way you desire, while learning the history and application of this sacred medicine.

All materials will be provided. However, if you have special beads, feathers, animal hide or hair with which you wish to decorate your dream catcher, bring them. If you choose to gather willow or grapevine from Nature, gather it in a Sacred Way.Address and give thanks to each direction - The Creator, Mother Earth, the East, the South, the West and the North. Give a tobacco and Cornmeal offering to the plant, and now you can cut your branch.

There will be an optional Pipe Ceremony before the workshop. (starting at 12 noon, available to workshop participants only) It is traditional to gift the Pipe Carrier with tobacco, sweetgrass, cornmeal, beads or some token of thanks and respect wrapped in red cloth. (money is unacceptable)

COST: Adult: $65. Child accompanied by a paying adult $15. Elder: (65 yrs +) $45. Please pre-register and pay for this workshop by May 12th to guarantee your place in this workshop. 

Saturday, May 15, 1pm to 4pm (12 noon for the pipe ceremony)