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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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skull beadThis exotic carved boxwood bead (approx. 20 mm.) was made in the tradition of Japanese Ojime beads of the 16th century. (See previous  blog post and comments for more fascinating info on Ojime beads.) In Japan, the skull is a positive representation of the natural life cycle. It may also represent change, which makes sense, as death is the greatest change one can experience. For our friends & followers only, use Coupon Code 14123 for 20% off this cool bead, and anything else in the shop!


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