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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 Flame

This gorgeous book by Corrina Tettinger takes artisans step-by-step through the craft of making all kinds of exquisite lampworked beads -- from details on recommended equipment and supplies, to the universe of glass beads that have been designed and that are still waiting for the imaginative artist to interpret and create.  I highly recommend it for not only artisans and beadmakers, but for anyone who would like to know more about how beautiful glass beads are made.


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