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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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Garrick Beck at Natural Stones on Baca Street (in Santa Fe) is a great resource for all stones and crystals au naturelle.  PLUS he has an incredible wealth of knowledge about gemstones, their quality, properties and value.  I just dropped by for a delicious Chai at his neighbor's place, Counter Culture -- and Donna Nova the fabulous glass bead designer is also next door.  A veritable mecca for jewelry designers and beading enthusiasts.  Visit them, and buy often.

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