Agate teardrop

Another one from the series of huge agate side-drilled beads. This one was mostly brown and black, with one strong clear and grey band. Slightly warmer than the crystal ones. I used warm toned wire and beads (copper and carnelian). Available on Etsy.

Huge agate gothic pendant

This agate doesn’t have a lot of banding, just a few delicate stripes. I wrapped it with black wire and tourmalinated quartz chips, which are neutral and look nice with black. The pendant is really huge – 9cm. Available on Etsy.

Crystal teardrop

This bead is a crystal clear piece of agate with a strange black part on the bottom. The wrapping isn’t very complicated, but it took a considerable amount of time to make. I used some iron and hematite beads for decoration. The pendant is huge for a teardrop, it measures about 6cm. Available on Etsy.

Purple agate and opalite gothic pendant

I’m continuing with the gothic/victorian style and dyed beads. This time I’ve got a purple dyed agate, a plain piece, without any banding, perfect for this type of pendant. I just wish the hole inside it wasn’t visible, but I can’t do much about it. This pendant took forever to make. I think that only cameos take more time. I sort of got carried away and couldn’t stop weaving until I was out of wire. …

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Evening sky pendant

This is a perfect combination: blue dyed agate, which looks like an evening sky, and tiny opalite beads, that look like stars against it. I’m really beginning to like dyed beads. If they’re high quality, they give a lot of possibilities. Available on Etsy.

Sterling silver and green agate

The bead is dark green dyed agate with beautiful perfect banding on both sides. This shade of green required light and neutral coloured wire, so I decided to go with sterling silver. The simple wrapping allowed me to make the pendant double sided, so you can enjoy both sides of this beautiful stone. This is my second pendant made with sterling silver wire. Available on Etsy.    

Rectangle agate pendant

Most of the beads from this strand that I’ve got recently have perfect, uniform stripes. The colour is cold green, strong and yet not too flashy. Lovely for experimenting with wrapping more simple than I usually do. I’ve decided to frame this one as a picture or a vintage mirror. Available on Etsy.

Beautiful agate beads

I’m very sorry for missing a post yesterday. I was away for the whole day and didn’t manage to do everything I wanted. I’m also having trouble blogging about items that I can’t sell online, because it doesn’t feel entirely fair and people are complaining (and I don’t blame them). I’m trying to list something on Etsy once in a while, but the Epic-con project is taking the majority of my time and work, and …

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Freeform agate pendant

I tried not to obscure too much of the slab this time, but it was difficult in that it was side/top drilled, and I had to make it stay in place (hence more wire). But the prettier part is still perfectly visible, so I’m happy. Available on Etsy.

Agate geodes

Some beautiful drusy grey agate geode slices and halves. I have no idea what wire to wrap them with and how to do it without obscuring too much of a stone, and still be creative at the same time. I tried to figure something out, ended up dismantling the whole thing. They’re just too beautiful and everything I do seems not good enough. And the top left slab has a tiny heart-shaped hole in the …

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