DIY Necklaces and Bracelets

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.

Carnelian necklace with eight 14 mm, eighteen10 mm beads, and eighteen 8 mm beads.

Carnelian necklace with eight 14 mm, eighteen 10 mm beads, and eighteen 8 mm beads.

White rice cultured pearls with 6 mm carnelian beads as dividers and one 14 mm carnelian bead.

White rice cultured pearls with 6 mm carnelian beads as dividers and one 14 mm carnelian bead in the center.

White round cultured pearls with 4 mm and four 6 mm carnelian beads as separators and three 14 mm carnelian beads.

White round cultured pearls with 4 mm and four 6 mm carnelian beads as separators and three 14 mm carnelian beads in the center.

Pink cultured button pearls with three 8 mm carnelian beads as dividers.

Pink cultured button pearls with three 8 mm carnelian beads as dividers.

I can wear them separately or layer them together.

I can wear them separately or layer them together.

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.

Green jade beads bracelet

Green jade beads bracelet

My grandpa gave me a Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva buddha white jade pendant while visiting me in June. He believes in Buddhism. I made a sliding knots closure with it to make a necklace or choker.

White jade Buddha necklace

White jade buddha necklace

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.

Tiger eye beads bracelet

Tiger eye beads bracelet

Adventurer Jr. II took the pictures for me. He is my personal photographer. 😉


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