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Post by mermaidspurse on Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:45 pm

Yesterday morning I saw one of those OOAKs Tish calls 'fireants' in a shop window when the shop was still closed, so I had to go back today and get it (no I'm not addicted Embarassed )!
I was wondering if the 'ant' symbol has some meaning Rolling Eyes and several TB friends on facebook lead me to the solution that in fact it is a stylized version of the Chinese sign for 'longevity'! I'm so happy I got it as the meaning and the colours go so well with the Tibet bead, so a Chinese symbol will now reside happily on my Tibet bracelet Very Happy !

Longevity OOAK Chinesesigncharacter

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Post by roxieboo on Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:49 pm

That is a great find! Nice bracelet too.
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Post by beadiack on Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:50 pm

How exotic! And after watchin a demo yesterday I have much more appreciation for the skill and dexterity that goes into work like your longevity bead.

Meanwhile, how funny is fireant!

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Post by Bluesybeads on Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:07 pm

Someone told me, I think, that the sign on the bead is OM or OOMMMM (AUM) - the sound when meditating. Now who was it? Is she right?

I will return if or when I remember :-)
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Post by Fleur on Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:18 pm

It's a lovely bead, that fits so well in your combo.
Indeed the right decision to go back and get it Very Happy
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Post by Molamola on Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:22 pm

That works really well with the other Tibet beads.
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Post by LindaJo on Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:26 pm

That's great, MMP!

Tish, if you have some fire ants you don't want, let me know! Laughing
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Post by Brightonbelle on Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:43 pm

That is really elegant and I love the meaning. I would have haunted the shop until I could get in to buy it.
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Post by Blairkj on Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:50 pm

Great bead and bracelet. I wish this style bead would show up at my local dealers.
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Post by mermaidspurse on Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:51 pm

@Bluesybeads wrote:Someone told me, I think, that the sign on the bead is OM or OOMMMM (AUM) - the sound when meditating. Now who was it? Is she right?

I will return if or when I remember :-)
No, Bb, there are Om TBs too, but the symbol is a different one. Suzanne Hopping just posted hers on facebook, the Om sign looks like this:
Longevity OOAK Om_kraft_symbol

and this is longevity:
Longevity OOAK ChineseLongevity
But as I wrote, the symbol on my bead is a very stylized version...
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Post by Beadgirl on Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:00 pm

That's a really great bead. Of course you had to get it. Smile
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Post by Brightonbelle on Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:03 pm

Oh dear - I would love an Om bead.
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Post by mermaidspurse on Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:19 pm

@Brightonbelle wrote:Oh dear - I would love an Om bead.
Me too! Sigh! (But I can't complain Wink !
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Post by snowy on Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:20 pm

Great find, MMP ! And it looks lovely on your Tibet bracelet Smile
Was it a new batch of OOAKs ? I´ve never seen such a bead here.
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Post by mermaidspurse on Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:34 pm

@snowy wrote:Great find, MMP ! And it looks lovely on your Tibet bracelet Smile
Was it a new batch of OOAKs ? I´ve never seen such a bead here.
No, the guy in the shop said they had it for ages on a starter bracelet (the kind with 2 OOAKs) and since no one bought the set, they decided now to split it up and sell the beads separately. And I have to say, the other one that was with this one on the bracelet (he showed it to me) would have won a price for the most ugliest ugly Laughing , orange with turquoise and yellow warts pale!
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Post by snowy on Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:45 pm

@mermaidspurse wrote:
No, the guy in the shop said they had it for ages on a starter bracelet (the kind with 2 OOAKs) and since no one bought the set, they decided now to split it up and sell the beads separately. And I have to say, the other one that was with this one on the bracelet (he showed it to me) would have won a price for the most ugliest ugly Laughing , orange with turquoise and yellow warts pale!

Ah....one of those famous buglies Razz So you were lucky that they split the set !



Thinking about it ....maybe the poor other bead got the yellow warts from contact with the fire ants Wink
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Post by Louey on Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:53 pm

Its a lovely bead i can see why you had to go back to get it and it works so well with your Tibet bracelet TFS Smile
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Post by Trollsister on Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:32 pm

A fabulous addition to your Tibets...I love it!
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Post by mermaidspurse on Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:54 pm

@snowy wrote:
Thinking about it ....maybe the poor other bead got the yellow warts from contact with the fire ants Wink
Laughing Razz Laughing
BTW: I never knew what 'buglies' actually meant? A combination of 'bug' and 'uglies' or what?
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Post by kitsunegrl on Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:26 pm

I always thought it was a combo of "butt" and "ugly"...
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Post by Trollbear on Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:34 pm

Love this bead Smile its great!! I hope I can find one one day

Bugly could also be Blooming Ugly mixed Laughing
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Post by Elsie on Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:54 pm

Beautiful find I love you
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Post by rollypoly troll on Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:59 pm

You have had a good hunting trip.

Great bead.
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Post by Trolls on Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:18 pm

Great find...and I'm pleased to hear that it was still there when you came back!
I think it's nice to have a bead that you know that some one from Tibet made, thinking of their homeland and by owning this bead you have helped a community in a small way.. Smile
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Post by Trollfan on Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:28 pm

To complete the whole I think you have to go to Longevity Wellness Resort in Portugal (in Monchique).... Very Happy Very Happy I have recently been there...

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