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Bead of the Week

red agateJust perfect for your Halloween creations -- these Red Agate Evil Eye beads are of stone that was formed from layers of silica from volcanic cavities. Agate is named after the Achates River (now known as the Dirillo River) on the island of Sicily, Italy, whose upper waters were an ancient source of this gemstone. Each strand offered here has 16 round faceted beads, with colors ranging from red to amber, as shown. Each bead is approx. 10 mm. with an approx. 2 mm. hole. Each strand is $10, but for a limited time, take 10% off with the code HALLOWEEN at checkout.


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opal manufactured whiteAs a reward for ONE lucky subscriber to this newsletter, we're doing a first-come first-served 50% OFF deal on ONE of your choice of the opal offerings from the Etsy shop. You'll have to send me a request through Etsy (they call it a 'convo' message) or contact me through the main web site –   -- if you're the winner I'll send you a special coupon code. This special will end on MAY 20, 2013, so if you're interested, ACT NOW!

In keeping with this offering, our bead of the week is this exquisite bead/pendant set of manufactured opal. Distinctive and one of a kind, you'll likely not find treasures like this at this price anywhere else. And if you're not a beader or jewelry designer and would like to look into commissioning custom work incorporating these, let us know!

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