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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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shellThese are stunning Conus shell beads of nomadic women of the Sahara desert. Rare and difficult to find, they may seem pricey but they are worth it! We have two strands, one with 140 beads, the other with approx. 130 beads. They are distinguishable by the largest beads in the center of the strands -- one has smooth rounded beads at the center; the other has rougher, thinner disk-type beads at the center. You can see the difference in the photos. Bead sizes are graduated, ranging from approx. 7 mm. at the smallest to approx. 35 mm. at the largest.

southwestThis is a wonderful, finely crafted multi-gemstone necklace, incorporating Kingman turquoise, amethyst, citrine, amber, and glass beads. It is approx. 25" long and has a simple toggle clasp, as shown. If you love intricately crafted, Southwest native-style creations, this is just the thing for you! Click the Buy Items On Etsy button at the upper right to purchase, and don't forget to use Coupon Code 14123 for a 20% discount for our Friends & Fans!

rollerImported high quality Czech glass beads, manufactured in the Czech Republic. Made in a tradition hundreds of years old, we are sure you'll experience delight in these gorgeous beads. As we fell in love with them, so we guess others will do the same (as they have for centuries). Each strand has 25 beads. A beautiful 'Mediterranean blue' and transparent glass, gold color lined. The gold color may sometimes look like silver. Roller beads with 5 mm. hole. There is a chance of some light flaking of the finish around the inner hole. Click the 'Buy Items on Etsy' button above to learn more & shop!

 

 

lab 2This is the sweetest bracelet, handcrafted of dusky green Labradorite, Peacock Pearl, and Swarovski Crystal beads. It is 6 3/4" long, end to end (measurement includes clasp) -- best for a smaller wrist. The clasp is an exotic silver, simple to hook. Perfect for part of a wedding ensemble, a bridesmaid gift, or any other occasion where something truly elegant is called for. The sparkle in this piece is stunning! Click orange 'Buy Items on Etsy' bar at above right to shop for this or any of our other very special items.

 

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