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Three New PURPURITE Focal Bead Pendants!

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Three New PURPURITE Focal Bead Pendants!

I'm really pleased with these lovely new, natural faced, double sided, focal bead pendants that were made by my apprentice Donovan Boertje!  They're $60 each if you private message me and buy directly.  We'll be working on more beads and cabs in this lovely material soon!  The rough material is from Namibia and I've haven't seen much of it around over the years.  I have a nice little stock of it, but when it's gone, it's gone.        

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Beautiful Bumble Bee Bead Bargain!

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Beautiful Bumble Bee Bead Bargain!

An auction with no bids yet closing in little more than a day! Lots of other auctions with no bids too! Happy Saturday!  We have BIG BARGAIN auctions on eBay at least once a month at DVHdesigns!

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Bargain Auctions on eBay closing Sunday evening, June 11th!

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Bargain Auctions on eBay closing Sunday evening, June 11th!

Bargain auctions of Rhodochrosite, Fordite, Bumble Bee, and Purpurite focal beads are closing on Sunday evening on eBay!  Radically marked down and as of now no bids on any of them!  Over 20 bargain auctions to check out and over 200 other one of a kind, custom cut beads and cabs in my DVHdesigns eBay store!  http://stores.ebay.com/DVH-Designs 

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Orange Catseye Sunstone Focal Bead, Tanzania

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While I think that our state gem, the Oregon sunstone, is perfectly lovely, they are smaller, less flashy, and much more expensive than the varieties of sunstone coming out of Tanzania these days. I'm hooked!  

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New Stripey Bumblebee Jasper Focal Beads

New Stripey Bumblebee Jasper Focal Beads

Some new work I just did in Bumblebee Jasper from Java.  It's really a travertine which formed in a hot springs.  The yellow is from sulfur inclusions and the orange comes from orpiment.  

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