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Agate is a form of chalcedony, a stone made predominantly of silica and formed under intense heat, and comes in many colors and patterns. The names of the different types of agate beads are visually descriptive: tiger’s eye, fire agate, moss agate, tree agate, honeycomb agate and many others. Agate is found all over the world and its many patterns make it highly sought after for jewelry, carvings and other crafts. Buying Agate Beads online is always affordable with the Bead Traders, since we buy beads and beading supplies in volume, and pass the savings on to you!

2x1.5 - 1.5x1.5 inch Aegean Blue Agate Slice Set of 5 focal beads

2x1.5 - 1.5x1.5 inch Aegean Blue Agate Slice Set of 5 focal beads

$45.00

2x1.5 - 1.5x1.5 inch Aegean Blue Agate Slice Set of 5 focal beads

2x1.5 - 1.5x1.5 inch Aegean Blue Agate Slice Set of 5 focal beads

2x1.5 - 1.5x1.5 inch Aegean Blue Agate Slice Set of 5 focal beads

$45.00

2x1.5 - 1.5x1.5 inch Aegean Blue Agate Slice Set of 5 focal beads

Black Agate Drusy Focal Bead 1 Piece

Black Agate Drusy Focal Bead 1 Piece

$20.00

Beads average 40x27mm.

Multicolor Agate Top Drilled Freeshape Beads 8 inch 7 pieces
Multicolor Agate Top Drilled Freeshape Beads 8 inch 11 pieces

Multicolor Agate Top Drilled Freeshape Beads 8 inch 11 pieces

$50.00

Beads range from 25x16mm to 43x17mm.

Multicolor Agate Top Drilled Freeshape Beads 8 inch 9 pieces
8mm Green Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

8mm Green Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

$8.00

8mm Green Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

8mm Multicolor Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

8mm Multicolor Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

$8.00

8mm Multicolor Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

8mm Periwinkle Blue Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

8mm Periwinkle Blue Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

$8.00

8mm Periwinkle Blue Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

6mm Multicolor Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 65 pieces

6mm Multicolor Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 65 pieces

$6.00

6mm Multicolor Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 65 pieces

8mm Fuschia Pink Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

8mm Fuschia Pink Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

$8.00

8mm Fuschia Pink Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

8mm Multicolor Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

8mm Multicolor Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

$8.00

8mm Multicolor Crackled Agate Plain Round Beads 14 inch 45 pieces

Purple Agate Faceted Pear Focal Bead 1 Piece
Blue Lace Agate Plain Free Form Beads 6 inch 20 pieces

Blue Lace Agate Plain Free Form Beads 6 inch 20 pieces

$40.00

Blue Lace Agate Beads have a vitreous luster, excellent polish on asymmetrical shapes with translucent to semi-translucent quality of an ethereal v...

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Lemonade Agate Drusy Gem Focal 1 Piece

Lemonade Agate Drusy Gem Focal 1 Piece

$15.00

Beads range from 23x17mm to 31x24mm.

Seafoam Green Agate Drusy Gem Focal Bead 1 Piece

Seafoam Green Agate Drusy Gem Focal Bead 1 Piece

$15.00

Beads measure roughly 23x20mm to 30x21mm.

Yellow Agate Drusy Gem Focal Bead 1 Piece

Yellow Agate Drusy Gem Focal Bead 1 Piece

$20.00

Bead measures 55x39mm(roughly 2.2x1.5 inches). Straight drilled lengthwise from top to bottom.

White & Yellow Agate Drusy Gem Focal Beads Set of 3

White & Yellow Agate Drusy Gem Focal Beads Set of 3

$25.00

Beads range from 13x11mm to 25x17mm, with color ranging from clear/white to orangish yellow.

Orange Agate Drusy Gem Focal Bead 1 Piece

Orange Agate Drusy Gem Focal Bead 1 Piece

$15.00

Beads range in size from roughly 25x25mm to 38x30mm.

12mm Matte Botswana Agate Plain Round Beads 15.5 inch 32 pieces

12mm Matte Botswana Agate Plain Round Beads 15.5 inch 32 pieces

$30.00

12mm Matte Botswana Agate Plain Round Beads 15.5 inch 32 pieces. Includes Large Hole 1mm Drill Hole.

Banded Agate Faceted Pear Focal Beads 3 Pieces

Banded Agate Faceted Pear Focal Beads 3 Pieces

$10.00

Beads range from 16mm to 30mm in length.

Orange Banded Agate Faceted Pear Focal Bead 1 Piece

Orange Banded Agate Faceted Pear Focal Bead 1 Piece

$4.00

Beads range from 18mm to 25mm in length.

8mm White Evil Eye Agate Faceted Round Beads 15 inch 47 pieces

8mm White Evil Eye Agate Faceted Round Beads 15 inch 47 pieces

$12.00

8mm White Evil Eye Agate Faceted Round Beads 15 inch 47 pieces. Beads have 1mm Large Drill Hole.

8mm Purple Banded Agate Faceted Round Beads 15 inch 47 pieces

8mm Purple Banded Agate Faceted Round Beads 15 inch 47 pieces

$10.00

8mm Purple Banded Agate Faceted Round Beads 15 inch 47 pieces. Beads have 1mm Large Drill Hole.


Unique Designs

Agate beads can be found in solid colors, but most have some variety of striation or pattern in them. A layered pattern of stripes is very common and is found in varieties of agate such as tiger’s eye, a brown and gold variety, or fire agate, a stone with different shades of red and orange. Dendritic agate has inclusions that resemble ferns or tree branches or bubbles. Some varieties are moss agate, bloodstone, honeycomb and plume agate. Some forms of agate can be sliced to produce a thin sheet. When a light is placed behind the sheet, it will shine through and bring the patterns in the stone into greater focus.

Drusy

Agate forms in layers and sometimes a hollow space is left inside the stone. This space is often lined with quartz crystals called drusy. These roundish balls are called geodes and are very popular for their beautiful colors and crystal patterns. Many geodes are small and can be used in jewelry. Often they are sliced to display the drusy inside the stone. Some of them are large enough to walk into, such as the Crystal Cave on the shores of Lake Erie in northern Ohio. Some agate beads contain bits of drusy.

Cameos

Cameo jewelry is often made from agate and other forms of chalcedony. The technique requires a stone with different colors, and some of one color is carved away leaving a design on a different colored background. Cameo pieces were very popular in ancient Rome and in Victorian and Edwardian England.

Many Colors and Styles

the Bead Traders carries many colors and styles of agate beads. Black agate beads are available in large pear shapes or smaller spacer beads, and come in smooth or faceted finishes. Blue agate beads can be purchased as sliced nuggets containing drusy or as faceted or smooth beads in many sizes. Agate beads come in a breathtaking array of colors, shapes and finishes, and will work for almost any jewelry or crafts project.

Three-Part Value Pledge

All beads that you purchase from GiveMeMoreBeads are covered by our Three-Part Value Pledge. First, we promise you the best value for your money. By buying in bulk, we keep our prices reasonable. Second, we promise that every bead we sell, including close-outs and sale items, is inspected for quality. And third, if we have to make a substitution, it will be of a higher quality bead product, not lower. When you get ready to start another jewelry project, put our Three-Part Value Pledge to the test and shop at the Bead Traders.

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