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glass redThis is a set of red glass beads and pendant for your matching earring/necklace designs. The earring beads (approx. 1 mm. long) consist of clear red glass set in gold oval frames. My understanding is that these are vintage, from the 1950's. The pendant (approx. 1" long and 1 mm. wide) is of blown glass with gold and other elements, with a generous horizontal hole (through the red section), ready for stringing. This is not vintage, but it is beautifully handcrafted, and it goes so nicely with these beads that we are offering it as a set for your jewelry designs.

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ocean jasperOcean Jasper is a rare and lovely Jasper variety found only on the coastline in Madagascar.  In fact, there is only one place where it is mined, and it can only be collected at low tide!  It is a silicon dixoide mineral, with vibrant colors of white, green, pink, red and black -- with a signature that is oceanic indeed.  Some specimens resemble abstract paintings, or circular, cell-like and amoeba-like shapes swimming in wild and unpredictable patterns.  Those who ascribe spiritual qualities to stones say that Ocean Jasper is a stone of joy and high spirits, and can focus the wearer on the positive aspects of life, and even help to heal depression.  It can be used for stone mosaics, ornamentation, and jewelry, as seen in this exotic example from Madstarsilver on Etsy.com.  The Bead is pleased to offer an exquisite sample on our own Etsy site:  http://tinyurl.com/atcs2p3  

 

 

 

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