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.
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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.