Before I start today’s feature, I want to thank all my customers for shopping with me and also thank some of you for taking the time out of your busy day to convo me at Etsy that you got your order and are happy with it.  I appreciate that a lot – it not only allows me to relax! that you got the order, but that you were happy with everything.  I really want you all to be happy with your purchases.  Perhaps even more importantly,  please do contact me if there is anything you are not satisfied with and I will try to put a smile back on your face. 

And I also want to thank my fellow Etsian’s who have extended the courtesy of including something from my shop in their treasuries.  It’s always a wonderful feeling to see my items being selected by you for the awesome treasuries you create!!  So thank you Starina23, RabbitHollowPrims, SweetLilyTutus, RuffAroundtheEdges, carielewyn, TrembleRose and coollight.  (Just click on the links to see all the treasuries!)

SO, now onto the feature – Pandora style Gemstone Beads!  Gotta say it, I carry a huge variety of them in my shop and at awesome prices.  I have agates and jaspers and turquoise and malachite and tiger’s eye and, well, the list goes on and on and on….  :-))

This is called Grab Fire Agate, and it’s quite unusual but also gorgeous. Crab fire agate beads have a glowing rusty orange color with scattered veins of gray-white. Rather than having the distinctive banded appearance of many agates, crab fire agate has a “crackled” look. The web-like pattern of white crackles is created via heat treatment, and color enhancement produces the fiery oranges and reds. Some of the beads are translucent and seem to glow from with within.

Check out this absolutely gorgeous bead – purple dragon vein agate (one of my personal faves!).  Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it is considered to give strength in both battle and physically. It enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists.

We all know this is Tiger’s Eye, but do you know about any of it’s properties?   Tiger’s eye (tigers eye, tiger eye, tiger iron) is a member of the quartz group of chalcedonies. It is one of the chatoyant gemstones. Chatoyancy exhibits a changeable silky luster as light is reflected within the thin parallel fibrous bands. This effect is due to the fibrous structure of the material. 
Tiger iron is composed of tiger’s eye, red jasper and black hematite. The rippled wavy bands of color often resemble a scenic view. Tiger’s eye is mined in Western Australia, South Africa, USA, Canada, India, Namibia, and Burma. Many legends about quartz say that wearing tiger’s eye (which is a form of quartz) is beneficial for health and spiritual well-being. Legend also says it is a psychic protector, great for business, and an aid to achieving clarity.

To see all the other Pandora style Gemstone Beads in shop, here’s a quick LINK. Happy browsing!!


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