Friday, October 16, 2009
Beaded Jewelry by Susan: New Listings
Collecting beads is a fascinating hobby because beads all have a story: where they're from, what they're made out of, how they're made, etc. For example, these carnelian ovals etched with a circular pattern like an "eye" are classic. Since ancient times, beadmakers have been using carnelian as a material for etching. And the eye motif is very old as well; the eye is intended to bring good fortune to the wearer because it fends off the feared "evil eye" that represents a powerful concept for many civilizations, past and present.