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Glass Pearl Necklaces...A Stunning Statement January 26 2018

If you're not sure if pearls suit you, a quick web search for pearl jewelry might convince you otherwise. All of the options out there might seem a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, we've made the decision easier by offering designs that use pearls in creative ways.

Jewelry Currently for Sale December 30 2017

Our jewelry collection is handmade, with most pieces made with care in Odessa, Texas, unlike anything you’ll find in retail jewelry stores. We offer an alternative to mass-produced fashion jewelry commonly sold by other retailers. Our online jewelry collection includes many pieces that cannot be completely replicated, so you will want to consider us the next time you need to buy jewelry in the Permian Basin.

If you’re looking for unique jewelry online, you will find our offerings to be a good option, because we use gemstones and crystals favored by the best jewelry stores. The collection ranges from mens jewelry to bridal jewelry, so you’ll find a bit of something for everyone here, and we offer regular jewelry sale options. Most of our collection is made up of beaded jewelry, although you will find other unique jewelry offerings available. Keep us in mind when you need to buy jewelry online in West Texas.

We offer many items that you won’t find in jewelry stores online, including turquoise jewelry and crystal jewelry. Custom jewelry options may be available for special occasions, please contact us for more details. We are one of the online jewelry stores that offers designer jewelry that is handmade.

Some of our product offerings include:

 

  • Wedding jewelry
  • Prom jewelry
  • Amethyst jewelry
  • Magnetic jewelry
  • Prom jewelry sets
  • Mothers jewelry
  • Womens jewelry
  • Inspirational jewelry
  • Family jewelry

We offer cool jewelry for all age groups. View our products to buy our homemade jewelry or contact us about customized jewelry options.


Meet the State Dog of Texas December 15 2017

The Blue Lacy traces its lineage back to some dogs that the Lacy ranching family owned in Burnet County in 1858.


A Few Unique Irish Customs December 14 2017

Irish cultural customs have been a part of the unique fabric that has held Ireland together for generations. The spiritual significance of these centuries-old customs has a lot to teach us today. These customs have increased in popularity among Americans of Irish descent. Here are a few of these treasured customs:

  • Shrovetide Weddings - Anglican/Episcopal and Catholic parishes don't celebrate weddings during Lent because of the solemn nature of the season. Irish Catholics traditionally started a lot of matchmaking during Epiphany season, which starts January 6th and ends Ash Wednesday. Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday (known in some cultures as Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday) became a popular wedding date. Consider a date during this time if your clergy and other key wedding people are agreeable and you want an unusual date.
  • Halloween comes from the ancient celebration of Samhain and is a time a time to remember the departed, much like Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead. Colcannon potatoes are often part of a meal, with an extra treat added for the kids - clean coins wrapped in wax paper and hidden within the mixture. You'll be happy because the kids will get their share of vegetables, and they'll still be able to get their share of candy.
  • Christmas has traditionally been a time for a nice family dinner. Traditional puddings are always something that tops many a holiday gift list, especially for family spread far and wide. A post-Christmas Eve mass dinner that includes a goose or turkey and all the trimmings will keep everyone pleased.  
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Welcome to the Most Beautiful Neighborhood in the US December 14 2017

What is often ranked as America’s most beautiful neighborhood is right in Boston, MA (a favorite place for this site's owners): Beacon Hill. The elegant townhouses with their small courtyards and the real gaslamps on the streets are just a few of the things that make this neighborhood so memorable.

Just a few of the highlights include:

  • Beautiful blooms in the courtyards throughout the spring and summer
  • Stunning fall foliage
  • A fun neighborhood during trick or treating
  • Classy-looking Christmas decorations

View our Boston and other images at our Cafe Press site


One "Best" Way to Pray the Rosary: Yea or Nay? December 11 2017

Regardless of which type of rosary you use, it's really impossible to say if there's a best way to pray the rosary or not. Some pray using traditional Catholic or Orthodox prayers, others use additional prayers like those used for the Anglican rosary, and yet others pray a Scriptural rosary.

So, is there really and truly a "right" way to pray the rosary? Every way of praying the rosary isn't necessarily conventional. However, remember this: it's your intentions that matter, not necessarily the words you use.

Praying the rosary with appropriate Scripture verses is a good spiritual practice that many laity and clergy alike encourage. You may find that saying the rosary gives you a good chance to reflect more meaningfully on these verses.

Your rosary prayers should always open with one that is meaningful. Some might prefer a versicle and response, while others might prefer the Apostles' Creed for example. The Angelus can also be a good prayer to open with as well.

When you're praying the Marian rosary, an appropriate collect or Scriptural reflection can be most appropriate. You'll be more likely to stay in a contemplative frame of mind that's beneficial when praying. Reflecting on the work that God has done for us as we pray the rosary helps improve our prayer attitude overall.

Visit CelticAnglican Shop to view the rosaries and prayer beads we have available.


What Are Some Celtic Dance Styles? December 08 2017

Celtic dance styles include the dances beloved in Scotland, Ireland and other areas of the Celtic world. They had humble origins as social dances (think informal dances at a New Year's Eve mixer) but have also gotten a following as show dances. Traditional dances form a major part of many dance groups' acts, and modern interpretations also play a role.

What are examples of these popular dances?

  • Scottish Highland Dance - In many ways, this style of dancing is similar to the step dancing style favored in Ireland. Upper body and arm movement help give this type of dance a distinctive style. The sword dance is one variation that many Celtic enthusiasts have probably seen at a Highland fair.
  • Step Dancing - This Irish dancing style has many similar steps to Highland dancing, One of the most obvious differences is the position of the arms, held down at the dancers' sides. Step dancers often perform in groups, although solo performances are also quite popular.
  • Set Dancing - This form of dance has many similarities to French quadrille dancing and is often considered more of a social dance. Four couples participate in each dance, with different tempos used throughout the song. You're likely to see a lot of regional differences.

Many areas in the US have groups that organize social dancing, and of course, you're likely to see such dances at Celtic festivals. Visit Celtic Anglican Shop for jewelry items you'll enjoy wearing to your next Celtic event.


Celtic Crosses: A Great Choice for Both Genders December 07 2017

The Celtic cross is a versatile style for men and women that suits everyone regardless of their personal style. The design has its origins in Ireland, Scotland and Britain's early Christian days. The style's use of knotwork, often in organic shapes, makes it a suitable choice for any modern style.

Both simple and intricate designs grace these crosses, reflecting the wearer's tastes. Claddagh and eternity knot necklaces are a favorite choice for couples expressing their love. Women who have simple jewelry tastes and men often prefer crosses with simple silhouette shapes.

Many Celtic crosses also feature elaborate styles for more ornate tastes. For an ultra-stylish look with an extra burst of color, enamel crosses won't disappoint. Crystal accents add a touch of elegance to special occasions and wedding jewelry.

Other items we offer with the Celtic cross design include: necklaces for men and women, earrings, bracelets, prayer beads, rosaries Visit CelticAnglicanShop.com for more jewelry options