Tag Archives: semi-precious stone

Semi-Precious Skull Bead Earrings

Posted in Bead, Semi-Precious | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Blue Goldstone Jewelry with Hamsa Hand Charms

Blue Goldstone is a man-made stone. Its sparkle comes from flecks of copper.  They say that Blue Goldstone is a helpful aide for children who are afraid of the dark. Goldstone, like diamond, is a good deflector of unwanted energies, and is highly regarded … Continue reading

Posted in News, Semi-Precious, TierraCast | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

August Is All About Peridot!

The birthstone for August is Peridot. It is the official stone of Egypt and is rumored to have been Cleopatra’s gem of choice. In ancient times, it was believed that the Peridot was a gift of Mother Nature to celebrate … Continue reading

Posted in Other Beads, Semi-Precious | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Little Bit More About Our 2017 Semi Precious Stone Collection – Their Best Attributes

We have had the opportunity to participate in several Make and Take events with our semi precious beads this spring.  (The projects above will be featured in upcoming blog posts.) There are many wonderful attributes associated with semi-precious gems and crystals. … Continue reading

Posted in Semi-Precious | Tagged , | 1 Comment

What Else Can You Do With Kumihimo Braid?

I have started to use my kumihimo braids for different types of projects.  This is my first kumihimo brooch. This braid was already a finished necklace.  It was longer than I liked, so I was about to shorten it when … Continue reading

Posted in Dazzle-It Kumihimo, Dazzle-it Semi-Precious | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Antique Silver Gemstone Sets

If I live to be 100 I still don’t think I will be able to see everything in the John Bead catalogue.  I stumbled across these. I love them!  There is limited stock available for each set.

Posted in Other Beads, Semi-Precious | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dazzle-it Agate and Beadalon

Wire wrapping friends will be delighted to hear that John Bead has several new items in the warehouse.  For this sample I used 24 gauge square wire on a new Dazzle-It Botswana Agate Nugget. Isn’t this a fabulous plier?  Beadalon … Continue reading

Posted in Dazzle-it Semi-Precious, John Bead Components | Tagged , | Leave a comment