I bought 4 strands of carnelian round faceted beads. I got sizes 10 mm, 8 mm, 6 mm, and 4 mm. I also bought 1 strand of round carnelian 14 mm beads. They are all natural stones without dye and heat treatment. I like the opaque cloudy color. They are translucent under sunlight though. Carnelian is believed to have healing properties. I’m not sure about that but it contains iron, which I can benefit from, and the pretty red color should brighten up my mood.
I made a necklace with 14 mm, 10 mm, and 8 mm carnelian beads, and redesigned my old cultured pearls with the various sizes of beads for three necklaces.
Well I was at it, I strung my 12 mm green jade beads that I bought ten years ago to make a bracelet with sliding knots closure.
I also bought two strands of tiger eye beads. They are the stones for prosperity. I got 14 mm and 12 mm faceted beads in a lot. I made a bracelet with the 12 mm beads with sliding knots closure. I haven’t found any use for the 14 mm beads yet. That will be another project in the future.
Adventurer Jr. II took the pictures for me. He is my personal photographer. 😉