Lost Cities Beads- A Place For the Unique

Friday, July 23, 2010

Gemstone Nuggets

Quite a large shipment of stone beads came in today . . . we're just swimming in strands! These nuggets came in 3 different sizes and in just about every color you can think of. All natural stone of course (except a couple of Goldstone strands that snuck in). So, check 'em out . . .

Tiny nuggets . . .
(All tiny strands $4 each)

Medium nuggets . . .
(All medium strands $5 each)

Large nuggets in greens . . .
(All large nugget strands $7 each)
Starting from the top . . . Serpentine, Olive Jade, Aventurine, Unakite

. . . sunset tones . . .
Starting from the top . . .  Matte Red Jasper, Peach Aventurine, Red Jasper, Poppy Jasper, Honey Jade

. . . pinks and purples . . .
Starting from the top . . .  Amethyst, pink Calcite, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite

. . . and speckled!
Starting from the top . . . Dalmation Jasper, Snowflake Obsidian, Sodalite

Not every nugget shape got shown on here (there's just soooo many!) so be sure to stop in a take a look.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Antique amber overload!

Is there really such a thing as "overload" when it comes to the antique amber (or any bead for that matter)? We don't think so, and that's a good thing because we just got a huge assortment of these precious, hard to find antique beads. The color range is fantastic . . . from buttery yellow, to golden, to caramel. There's even a few opaque, dark reddish-brown beads floating around. We have beads that are sold individually ($9.50 per gram) and a few strands (price varies).
Not familiar with the antique amber? These beads were made mostly during the mid 19th century into the early 20th century (although some maybe much older). Though they were shaped in Africa, the rough was most likely Baltic in origin.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Carnelian Buddhas

Check out these Buddhas! Each pendant is hand carved from carnelian, a natural reddish/orange agate. The patterns on these are just so fun, each one dramatically different from the last. Each pendant is $6.20, come by and find the piece that speaks to you!

New Chains

Some fantastic new chain just arrived . . .

These styles are all new sterling silver additions to our extensive chain collection. We are so excited to have these!