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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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brass pendantLOVE this one - can't wait to see what some talented jewelry designer does with it. Think about pairing it with our deliciously dark blue Lapis Lazuli beads elsewhere on the site, or run with your own creative ideas. I think it literally CALLS to you when you see it in person -- so exotic, bold and beautiful. It is approx. 2" long (not including bail) and 1 1/2" wide - and just waiting for someone to adopt it and take it home! (Click on the 'Buy Items on Etsy' button above, and check it out!)

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