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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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skull beads 1I don't know about you, but I fell in love with skull earrings & jewelry one day while perusing some of the cool stuff they have at Beadweaver in Santa Fe. If you're a big fan of Halloween like I am, you may want to experiment with using cute (or creepy) skull beads for some of your best holiday & Fall designs. Just to inspire you, I'll share some designs of cool skull bead jewelry and ideas I've found, for your inspirational pleasure (or purchase if you want to cut right to the chase).

First, here are some basic instructions --

Next, here are some suppliers selling skull beads --

skull 3Next, here are some from inspiring artists around the internet:

From a cool blog on beading:

Pirate Queen Earrings from ElainaLouiseStudios on Etsy:

and some great designs from shabbyskull on Etsy:

I could go on, but you get the idea! Add some glowing or sparkly crystals or rhinestones to the eye sockets, hang some angel wing charms off the bottom, think of exotic antique brass beads you can add for 'crowns'...the variations are endless (and FUN).

So let us know if you try this out and send us some photos! We'd love to show off your work!

Until Next Time,


p.s. If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy the previous posts Stones for Samhain or Voodoo Beads








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