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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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Today we start a new tradition for The Bead Collection -- each week, we'll feature a snippet about a single bead (or charm, or cab, or whatever!) or beads. We have so many people listing favorite items (and listing lots of different items, I might add) on our Etsy site, so I thought people might like to see a bit more about their fav's!

This week's focus is on turquoise beads, which we've spent some time on in our previous blog post: December's Birthstone: Turquoise. This particular gemstone gets lots of fan mail! You can be assured that you are not alone if you love turquoise.  Here in the Southwest where we live, it's hard to tell whether people are more devoted to their green chile or their turquoise!  There are so many types of Turquoise, we can't begin to cover them in this short post.  We have lovely selections in our Etsy shop – of Turquoise from the 'Old Man Mine' in Arizona, Chinese Turquoise, Turquoise and Coral Tibetan pendants, and more! We'll keep adding to our collection, so stay tuned!

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