My fondest craft is simple string beading

25 years ago I began a lovely craft, I was enchanted in the art of discovering and procuring beads. How could I not? I live in the heart of the largest annual worldwide gemstone exposition and gathering, and I’ve been doing it almost every year that I was able to afford the time, energy and cost. I’ve learned the cost of not adhering to the savviness of buyer-beware and the prize of honing in on fabulous finds. My favorite materials are Amber, Amethyst, Bloodstone, Garnet, Hematite, Jade, Jasper, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Pearl, Rhodonite, Sodalite, and Tiger Eye. I also use wood, Onyx, Opal, Chrysocolla and Aventurine. I love the earthiness of the semi-precious stone. I have also learned to be well prepared to route my annual bead-buying run well in advance in order to not waste precious time; and I now have a few favorite vendors.

Then there is the craft of designing works of art that lay between your heart and your head - creating necklaces. You must put on each piece in order to appreciate their true beauty. After I design a piece, I put it on myself before I deem it to be worthy. If it doesn’t pass my approval, it is immediately redesigned. I may go through this process as many as four times. Each piece is named according to the energies of the primary ‘stones’ used. I purchase focal pendants for their uniqueness and high craftsmanship; please note that while these pendants are not usually made with semi-precious materials, they are lovely diminutive pieces of handcrafted works of art.

My next line of creations will be wands. I will let you know when I feel accomplished enough to offer them.

I hope you find as much treasure as I have in these necklaces and rosaries.

I am genuinely grateful for your patronage, Sureal

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Necklaces



Island of Peace

22 inches   $60 

Amethyst – Psychic

Jasper - The Nurturing Stone

 

Large heart shaped flower implosion glass pendant

 

2 large tumbled Amethyst nugget

74 mixed Amethyst chips

2 grace side Lamp Work beads

36 unknown yellow chips

6 8mm Jasper rounds



Shangri La

19 inches   $58

Red Garnet – Regeneration, Vitality, Order

Lepidolite - Emotional Balance, Acceptance, Calm

Peridot – Heart Chakra, Balance, Compassion

Rhodocrosite - Love and Balance

 

1 pair Enameled purple dropped bells

4 purple and pink side flower Lamp Work

 

40 Red Garnet mini chips

8 flat oval Red Garnet

6 6mm round Pink Lepidolite

4 6mm round Rhodocrosite

12 Peridot mini chips (tiny)

2 8mm round Rhodonite


Forest Child

16 inches    $50

Amber – Purification and Romance

Azurite – Stone of Heaven, Psychic, Energy Flow

Green Turquoise – Sacred Master Healer Stone and Abundance

 

Large enameled green leaf pendant

 

4 large Dominican Amber

6 small Dominican Amber

2 wood rounds

18 8mm round green unknown

18 6mm round Azurite

14 4mm round green Turquoise

Eye of the Storm

16 inches     $50

Amethyst – Psychic

Hematite – Stability and Grounding

Pearls – Calming, Purity, Charity and Truth

Opal – Inspiration, Imagination and Creativity

 

Large Kashmiri focal

8 12mm Amethyst rounds

4 6mm round Amethyst

8 Amethyst chips

4 8x5 blunt oval Hematite

2 8mm round Hematite

10 6mm round Hematite

2 9mm pink cultured round Pearls

6 6mm pink cultured round Pearls

6 4mm pink Peruvian round Opals

Shaman

 16 inches       $45

Lapis Lazuli – Truthfulness, Inner Power, Organization

Dumortierite – Order, Peace, Expression

Azurite - Stone of Heaven, Psychic, Energy Flow

Kyanite – Meditation, Channeling, Visualization

Turquoise - Sacred Master Healer Stone and Abundance

Jade - Heart

 

3 Swirly Aqua Lamp Work beads

 

2 8mm round Lapis Lazuli

16 6mm round Lapis Lazuli

4 4mm round Lapis Lazuli

2 8mm round Dumortierite

6 6mm round African Azurite

14 6mm blue round Kyanite

4 small green Chinese Turquoise nuggets

6 4mm round green Turquoise

4 6mm British Columbian Jade

Mother Earth II

 22 inches     $40

Variscite – True Worry Stone, Tension

Amber – Purification and Romance

Tiger Eye – Protection, Grounding, Integrity

Jade - Heart

Jasper – The Nurturing Stone

 

1 pair small Enameled green leaves

 

8 Variscite (?) nuggets

6 Dominican Amber nuggets

14 8mm round red Tiger Eye

2 6mm round red Tiger Eye

12 6mm round British Columbian Jade

8 red Tiger Eye chips

30 6mm round dark brown Jasper

4 8mm round mystery green

There is a shorter version of this also, "Mother Earth I"

Aloha

 18.5 inches       $40

Red Garnet – Regeneration, Vitality, Order

Amethyst – Psychic

Green Turquoise – Sacred Master Healer Stone and Abundance

Rhodonite – Grace, Elegance, Decrease Anxiety

Lepidolite – Emotional Balance, Acceptance, Calm

Rhodocrosite – Love and Balance

Peridot – Heart Chakra, Balance, Compassion

Pearl – Calming, Purity, Charity and Truth

 

1 pair small purple Enameled leaves

2 pink and purple side focal Lamp Work beads

 

44 mini Red Garnet chips

10 mini Amethyst chips

4 Chinese green Turquoise chips

2 12 mm round Amethyst

6 8mm round Rhodonite (low)

4 6mm green round Lepidolite

2 6mm round Rhodocrosite

4 8mm Red Garnet Watermelon seeds

6 mini Peridot chips

2 6mm Pink Pearls

Sacred Space

 18 inches       $40

Labradorite – Magic, Psychic, Protection

Amber – Purification and Romance

Azurite - Stone of Heaven, Psychic, Energy Flow

Jade - Heart

Turquoise - Sacred Master Healer Stone and Abundance

Amethyst – Psychic

Peridot – Heart Chakra, Balance, Compassion

 

1 green butterfly focal Lamp Work focal

 

4 10x6 oval Labradorite

6 sea green ovals, unknown

4 6mm round Baltic Amber

6 6mm round African Azurite

9 6mm round British Columbian Jade

20 green Chinese Turquoise nuggets

13 4mm round Green Turquoise

12 <4mm Amethyst chips

8 <2mm Peridot chips

4 4mm round mixed

Homecoming

 22 inches       $40

Jasper – The Nurturing Stone

Amber – Purification and Romance

Aventurine – Prosperity, Friendship

 

 

1 large enameled orange leaf

 

2 4x3 red Coral tube (heirloom)

10 8mm round Tibetan autumn stone

42 6mm round Red Jasper

6 10mm round golden wood

6 small Dominican Republic Amber

10 6mm round Goldstone

4 8mm round Red Aventurine

8 6mm round Red Aventurine

Harvest I

16.5 inches       $40 

Jasper – The Nurturing Stone

Amber – Purification and Romance

Aventurine – Prosperity, Friendship

Tiger Eye – Protection, Grounding, Integrity

1 Large gold Acorn Lamp Work focal

 

24 6mm round Butter Jasper

2 6mm round Dark Brown Jasper

2 8mm round Grey Jasper

6 8mm round Tibetan Autumn Stone

10 Citrine (?) nuggets

10 Dominican Republic Amber

6 10mm round Golden Wood

2 8mm round Moss Jasper

2 8mm round Red Aventurine

2 Red Tiger Eye chips

There is a longer version of this also, "Harvest II"

Annabel Lee

 16.5 inches       $38

Turquoise – Sacred Master Healer Stone and Abundance

Lepidolite – Emotional Balance, Acceptance, Calm

Bloodstone – Centering, Abundance

Jasper – The Nurturing Stone

 

1Blue/Green enameled Starfish Focal

 

2 small African Trade beads

24 4mm round Green Turquoise

44 small Green Turquoise chips

8 8mm round Pink Lepidolite

8 6mm round Pink Lepidolite

1 10 mm round Bloodstone

1 10mm round Jasper

2 8mm round unknowns

2 8mm round Pink Leopard Skin Jasper

 

Faerie Friendship

 21 inches       $35

Jasper – The Nurturing Stone

Aventurine – Prosperity, Friendship

Amber – Purification and Romance

Citrine – Success, Abundance, Personal Power

 

Large gold Acorn Lamp Work focal

 

10 6mm dark brown round Jasper

26 6mm round Red Aventurine

6 8mm round Red Aventurine

4 8mm round moss Jasper

4 8mm round Grey Jasper

6 10mm round Golden Wood

4 Citrine nuggets (medium)

24 Citrine chips

4 Dominican Republic Amber (medium)

6 6mm round Butter Jasper

 

 

Happy Place

 21 inches       $35

Amethyst – Psychic

 

1 Small purple Acorn Lamp Work focal

 

6 10mm round Amethyst

28 6mm round Amethyst

9 6mm round Goldstone

24 mixed Amethyst chips