these stones become pendants on Kumihimo necklaces. Kumihimo is an old Japanese braiding technique
These are big, beautiful, smooth and regular ovals with a lovely finish. I was a little bothered by some small defects and Artbeads sent me a replacement set. However, the replacements had none of the lovely red colors, so I ended up keeping the first set instead. Be aware of this wide color variation. I hope to make something very special with these. The price seems high for 8" but the stones are well cut and finished, despite small defects.
Beautiful pendant for necklaces
These beads are really unique. Each one is a
little different. They are a perfect size for a pendant or focal bead. I'm using them with some smaller red
creek jasper beads to make a necklace. You could
use silver or gold spacers, even copper or maybe bronze. Also stone beads in deep red or brown would look great.