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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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Y necklaceA Y necklace incorporates a design that has a long straight pendant in the middle, which serves to form (at least loosely) a letter 'Y'.  Some types of these use an opening clasp in the front, for greater ease in fastening.  This type of necklace is usually short, between 15 and 17 inches long.  The body of the necklace attaches to a longer bead, pendant, or multiple elements.  The example shown here from the site (Rohrjewelry) incorporates moonstone, iolite beads (iolite is a blue-violet or brownish, transparent or translucent gemstone) and cultured blue akoya pearls.  Imagine the beautiful Y Necklaces you could create with any number of the elements from The Bead Collection and/or our own Etsy Site:


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