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GREETINGS FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS,

DUE TO THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE RULE HERE IN CALIFORNIA, WE ARE WORKING FROM OUR HOMES AND OPERATING ON A LIMITED BASIS OVER THE NEXT WEEKS. WE ARE STILL SHIPPING OUT ORDERS, ALBEIT JUST A LITTLE SLOWER THAN USUAL.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY, 

Julie and all at Tika
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A Taste of Tika

Welcome to our blog, A Taste of Tika! The blog documents day to day activities, trade shows, products and a taste of life here in Northern California! 

What’s black and white and red all over?
Tika’s Treasure Chest Bracelets!
These vibrant stretch bracelets have been a popular item at Trade Shows for years and now they are available on our website as well. Each bracelet is one of a kind, featuring a unique assortment of beads in a variety of different materials.

Mirage Pendant Mandala Monday

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Mirage Jewel Pendants (Sterling Silver or Copper) (1882)
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color-changing mirage pendants set in sterling silver and copper

Feeling crafty?
We have an incredible selection of pre-made Mala in a variety of materials but we also provide the components for you to design and assemble your own unique creations!
Check out our Guru Beads and Tassels selection, you might just get inspired!

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Guru Beads and Tassels (1887)
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guru beads and tassels for designing your own mala

Our Victorian-era shell Boot Buttons have a rich past. They were handmade at the turn of the century in Muscatine, Iowa, from mussel shells harvested from the Mississippi River. In the 1890’s Muscatine was exporting these buttons internationally and was known as the Pearl Button Capital of the World! These buttons are beautiful, versatile, historical pieces on their own, and the original lace-up boots they were made for are pretty incredible too.

These sweet, small African Trade Bead strands are definitely a Tika Girl favorite. Apparently we are not alone because these rare old beads are getting harder and harder to find. The good news is, we just expanded the selection we offer online! You’ll find these strands, along with many other unique treasures in our Antique Collection.

Ready for the weekend?

~ Rudraksha Seed Mala ~

These uniquely textured seeds have traditionally been used as prayer beads in Hinduism but are also common in Buddhist Prayer Mala. They are considered a sacred material, and it is believed they hold the energy of a recited mantra, helping to support the worshiper in their spiritual development.

In Sanskrit, “Rudra” is one of Lord Shiva’s Vedic names and “Aksa” means teardrops. The Rudraksha seed earned this name from the belief that Lord Shiva shed a single tear after a period of deep meditation and from that tear a Rudraksha tree grew. Because of this, the seeds are commonly worn for Shiva’s protection and often accompanied by the mantra “Om Namah Shivaya”.

We’re excited to share a little magic with you for today’s Mandala Monday.
Our popular Unicorn Ceramic Critter Bead now comes in assorted colors as well as the usual white!

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Unicorn (assorted) (5772)
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ceramic unicorn bead in assorted colors
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Unicorn (white) (911)
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white ceramic unicorn bead
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Critter Beads (1828)
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handmade ceramic beads

Warming up for the weekend

~Antique African Trade Beads~
These one of a kind strands include assorted glass beads made in Venice, Italy and traded throughout the world, especially in Africa during the 1900’s and earlier.
A great addition to any bead collection or unique components for new creations.

New styles of Odyssia Brass Earrings, now available on our website.
We think you might just love them as much as we do!

Today’s Mandala Monday features one of the newest additions to our Odyssia Brass Earring line.
These Solei studs are available in brass and sterling silver plated brass (pictured here).
Stay tuned for more new styles still to come!

Did you notice that our Knotted Haldi Mala have been restocked on the website?
These unique beads are handcarved from naturally aromatic turmeric root, a highly revered herb in Ayurvedic medicine and popular cooking spice around the world.

The two love bugs in this photo took a moment out of their day to appreciate these colorful strands.

Have you visited The Sunday Souq recently? If not, you may have missed this stunner.

The fog is creeping in this evening, but here’s a flashback to one of many amazing sunsets last year

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