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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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blue czechCheck out these beautiful Czech glass beads on sale now in our Etsy shop. Fire-polish beads such as these are one alternative to more expensive gemstone beads. They provide sparkle and light to the most special of creations! These beads are handmade in the Czech Republic through a process of molding, facet-cutting, and firing in a high-temperature furnace. The process gives the beads a beautiful sheen and scratch-resistant surface. The beads shown here are 7x5 mm. Rondelles, a lovely blue/aqua, with a gold color finish around the hole. Click the 'Buy Items on Etsy' button above to learn more and to buy!

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