The Black Bead – Ocean Beach

The Black Bead

5003 Newport Avenue

San Diego, CA 92107


Recently I visited The Black Bead located in the Ocean Beach area of sunny San Diego.  What a fabulous surprise!  I was in the market for a funky necklace of some kind– and lucky for me The Black Bead did not disappoint.

When I first walked in, the kaleidoscope  of colors and shapes invited me to spend more time exploring the treasure within.

The cases were lined with partitioned trays of beads, the walls awash with pattern– and there were even some stunning beauties dangling above my head.

It didn’t take long for me to pick out a Rhodonite stone and a black leather cord.  The gal behind the counter helping me shop was kind enough to do some quick research on the healing properties of Rhodonite.  (FYI… The mineral name Rhodonite was named after the Greek word rhodon which means “rose”.  Physically, rhodonite is an excellent wound healer. Aside from supporting liver functions to stimulate detoxification, it works great in limiting the damage of wounds, from small cuts to deep cuts.  In addition, it is said to bring emotional balance and confidence to one’s life.)

A twenty-dollar bill later… and I was out the door in my funky & beautiful rhodonite necklace… feeling better than ever.  For sure– I’ll be back again!

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Jody Thompson

I'm going to blog about my many shopping escapades. Whether it is a used book store, a thrift shop or a consignment shop-- I'm here to tell all about my experiences. When I find great stuff-- I'll let you know. I'm sending good karma to all the thrifty shoppers out there!

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