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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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big blueThis is a rare and beautiful strand of African (European) Glass Trade Beads. The beads are blue glass and were found in Mali. Such beads were used in the African trade in the 1800's. They are in very good condition with minor nicks due to the age of the beads. The strand is approx. 30" long (approx. 32" including the cord), with beads ranging in size from approximately 6 mm - 15 mm. These 'BIG BLUE BEADS' have a great history and are a real treasure -- click on the SHOP NOW button on upper right of web site and learn more --

 

black and yellowThese stone beads are a truly rich color, with a great depth and 'sparkle'. They are dyed black with swirls of cream and pale yellow or mustard -- and would be great for a fall or winter design. There are six beads to a strand, with each bead measuring approx. 20 mm. long and 15 mm. wide (at widest point).

 

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Today instead of featuring one of our own pieces or focal beads/pendants, we're using this spot to feature one more photo of Donna Gingrasso's awesome work. If you want to see more of Donna's great creations, read the post to the left and follow her links! If you want to shop at our place on Etsy, BeadyEyedBird, just click the big orange 'Buy Items on Etsy' link at the top right of this page.

donna africa 2This week instead of featuring one of our own pieces or focal beads/pendants, we're using this spot to feature one more photo of Donna Gingrasso's awesome work. If you want to see more of Donna's great creations, read the post to the left and follow her links! If you want to shop at our place on Etsy, BeadyEyedBird, just click the big orange 'Buy Items on Etsy' link at the top right of this page.

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