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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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gold necklaceLast week our post was on bold jewelry, so this week I thought we should give equal time to delicate, ‘barely there’ jewelry -- like necklaces to wear all alone for a minimal look, or all together for a stacked effect. It’s an equally legitimate (and delightful) approach – simplifying your jewelry game with stylish, elegant and subtle work. Besides suiting a a more dainty style, another advantage is that it’s very light on the neck, for those who don’t like to (or can’t) wear heavy jewelry.

Here are a couple of links to tutorials/ideas for delicate/simple pieces.


heart ringAlso, shown here from top to bottom are some of our favorite jewelry artisans in the ‘delicate dimension’ from Etsy, to inspire you!

Delicate gold chain necklaces from Blushes and Gold; Cubic Zirconia Bracelet from Barzel; and Heart Rings from LaosBorn

If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy:

The Joy of Wirework, The Basics of Jewelry Design, and The Inspired Jewelry Designer

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