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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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passing the flame2This beautiful book by Corrina Tettinger takes artisans or prospective artisans step by step through the process of making lampwork beads. As mentioned in my last blog on wedding cake beads, the book was recommended to me by a very talented beadmaker from the Institute of American Indian Arts. I highly recommend the book, if only to study the incredible range of lampwork beads. You can usually find both used and new copies on


0 # Janis Evans 2013-08-30 12:22
I am a lampworker and I agree that this is a wonderful book. Corina is also a wonderfully generous teacher. I recently took a 2 day workshop with her and I learned so much! A very talented woman and very personable too!
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0 # So mclaughlin 2013-09-01 02:23
Thank you, Janis! Maybe we should do an interview with you! Let us know if you're interested--
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