I do NOT have every one of these stones in every size/type of bead, but I have a pretty big selection. Choosing the beads for your custom gemstone jewelry, whether you are looking for healing gemstones, crystals, or just something beautiful and personally meaningful to you, is pretty easy, you know what you like, right?
Here is a list of gemstone beads I currently have:
african tourquoise amazonite amber amethyst ametrine angelite apatite aquamarine aragonite azurite/malachite black lace agate black obsidian black onyx black tourmaline bloodstone blue goldstone blue kyanite blue lace agate blue/brown goldstone cape amethyst carnelian charoite chrysocolla chrysoprase citrine clear quartz coral crackled quartz dalmatian jasper denim lapis desert jasper dumortierite emerald/jade epidote garnet goldstone gray moonstone green aventurine green fluorite green kyanite green tourmaline hawks eye hematite herkimer diamond howlite iolite jade jet kyanite labradorite lapis lazuli larimar lemon chrysoprase leopardskin jasper lepidolite mahogany obsidian malachite moonstone moss agate mother of pearl nephrite jade opal opalite orange calcite peach moonstone peridot peridot jasper picture jasper pink chalcedony pink coral pink tourmaline poppy jasper prehnite purple fluorite pyrite rainbow fluorite rainbow moonstone rainbow obsidian rainforest jasper red jasper red malachite red tigereye rhodochrosite rhodonite riverstone rose quartz ruby ruby jade ruby zoisite rutilated quartz sapphire seraphinite serpentine jade sky quartz smoky quartz, dark smoky quartz, light snowflake obsidian sodalite sugilite sunstone tibetan turquoise tiger iron tigereye tourmalated quartz tree agate turquoise unakite white jade white onyx yellow jade yellow jasper zoisite
I also have some drilled quartz crystals I use in certain designs. Healing crystals are generally larger but I also have Herkimer Diamond beads, which are very small - and so pretty...
If you are interested in looking up the specific spiritual, vibrational, or healing properties that others attribute to specific stones for your jewelry, that is up to you to research. There are lots of books and websites where people have published their findings and feelings about these topics. I try to steer clear of putting it on my site, but I do have some designs I use for manifestation based on stone "lore" and other associations, such as colors, for the chakras, and astrological associations...
Many people have an opinion on what gemstone is best to represent the energy of a sign or planet, but the frustrating thing is, they don't agree. I studied the heck out of it, enjoyed it, and decided to use what I like in mine, and what what you tell me to use in your jewelry. That's because you are the one that will be wearing it, not me, or those other people.
Whatever criteria you decide matters to you, is how we do it. Cardinal Air, Fixed Fire, Mutable Earth...what stone signfies these things best for you? I will offer my two cent's worth, but whatever makes it easiest for you to remember and read the chart is ultimately the best choice, and what matches your favorite sweater... or ring. All.About.You.
Earth tones, pastels, blues, greens, purples, russet reds, clear stones, jaspers, iridescent stones... if you tell me your preferences, I can guide you toward stones that have those characteristics.
Delicate with all round beads, very small planets, almost the same size as the backround zodiac beads, or chunky freeform zodiac beads with small, medium or large planets? Planets sized in ratio to actual sizes or all the same size... Whatever you like!
I prefer it this way, to make the chart more intuitive and readable. It actually teaches you astrology that way! But if you want to pick out more gemstones, you can pick out twice as many if you don't do it that way... It's up to you.
If you feel a connection to a certain stone, you probably ought to include it in your piece. If you feel an aversion to a certain stone, leave it out. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks about it. You are the one who will be wearing it.
... or reds or purples or blues, or whatever you want - any combination is fine as long as you like it. Certain planets are said to be represented by certain stones - but nobody seems to agree on what those stones are... so choose what you like!
No Rules. What you want. That's the only rule!
I can help you get exactly what you want. Don't feel limited by my bead selection. But I cannot spend endless hours selecting your beads, and shopping for beads that may not exist! Feel free to go to a bead store and choose beads you like, and send them to me. I will make it work in your design.
A very simple method, it can be infinitely adjusted for length. You can use chip or round beads for the signs, but I suggest chips for easier reading.
This design can be adjusted for anything from bracelet to long necklace length, by adjusting how many beads are strung on the ends of the compressed natal chart.
By adjusting the spacing, longer lengths can be accommodated. Chips were used in this design for the signs - for someone with no fire in their chart, so we used all fire stones...
Any length, gold or silver, you choose whatever stones you like - this matching set was custom-made with all round stones (except the pendulum which is a dual-terminated natural quartz crystal).
More accurate (to 5 degrees) - this design is very easy to read. Choose your own Zodiac sign and planet beads - custom sun beads make it even more fun!
Any of the designs can be done with or with out Ascendant - this design can also contain house cusps, if the birth time is known accurately.
This is a beautiful way to string the beads, and it's a pain to do it so I charge a lot more. It also breaks if you stress it out. No warranty on this, if you break it and want it re-strung, I charge for re-stringing. This is how pearls are strung.
Karat gold findings are available, and since gold is over $1000 an ounce, expect to pay quite a bit more for Gold findings. I am adding a page to show some of the available clasps and spacers if you want Karat gold. It will be up soon.
Necklaces Only in this Coding
Sterling silver clasp, your choice of toggle, lobster, or spring ring. Planets up to 8mm, Sun 10mm. Length up to 24".
Same as above, only gold-filled findings and clasp.
More Accuracy for those who want that
4mm round or chip bead Zodiac, any size planets, Ascendant. Add 30 for house cusps. Sterling silver or Gold Filled clasp. Add 150 for hand-knotted Silk stringing. HKS is delicate. Not for athletic events or other strenuous activities.
4mm, 6mm, or chip bead Zodiac. Any size planets, Sterling silver clasp. No House Cusps (Ascendant is included).
Earrings, Bracelets, and Neclaces can be made using this coding method. Even anklets.
Sterling silver or Gold-fillled earwires, approx 1.5-2" diameter.
Sterling silver or Gold-fillled earwires, approx 2.5-3" diameter.
Chip or 4mm round Zodiac beads. Sterling silver or Gold-filled Toggle, Lobster, or Spring Ring clasp. Gold or silver spacers, or both. Planets up to 8mm.
Same as above, except may use larger beads for Zodiac (6mm round) and planets up to 10mm. For larger wrists, or can be used as an anklet if it turns out too long for your wrist.
Choker up to 18" length. Planets up to 8mm. Chip or 4mm round Zodiac Beads. DT quartz crystal or other Ascendant bead. No other House cusps on Condensed Zodiac designs. Your choice of clasp, sterling silver or gold filled.
For those who want larger planets and/or longer length necklace.
Up to 36" in length, Donut bead with center bead, or 1" Sun bead, extra-large planets, DT quartz Ascendant, other planets any available size in stock.
Indulge your Inner Pagan on a budget... this option gives you up-to-18" length, with your choice of silver and/or gold plated spacer beads, combined with hematite, and silver-plated clasp.
See below for buy-it-now PayPal option. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery (will probably be faster).
matching pieces to complete the look...
Simple drops, or something more elaborate, Sterling silver or Gold filled earwires.
Up to 9", sterling silver or gold filled clasp.
Includes sterling silver toggle or lobster clasp. Matches your natal chart piece. Add $8 per additional inch.
Compressed Zodiac Design - on a budget - Provide your birth data (date, city, time (if available)) and I will make you a piece just like this, only to your actual birth chart. The crystal in the middle is the Ascendant - if you do not have an accurate birth time, you will not have this crystal in your piece. You must provide your birth data to purchase this, and specify in notes how long you want it - between 6-1/2 to 18". If you do not specify, it will be a 16" choker necklace (as pictured) with all silver spacer beads.
Sturdily strung on beadalon wire, with genuine gemstone Zodiac beads and planet beads, this accurate representation of your natal chart can be made into a necklace, anklet, or bracelet. Just specify your desired length.
Hematite and silver-plated spacers and toggle clasp complete the design. If you want a combination of silver-plated and gold-plated, or all gold-plated spacers, please specify in the notes. You may also call or text if you have questions about any of this before purchasing.