New! Beads that look a lot like the planets... having fun!!

I never seem to get tired of designing new things... or buying more beads...

I love gemstones. I love crystals. I shop for beads pretty much constantly... I found some new beads that I got attracted to (big surprise). They look more like the planets to me than other beads I've seen... 

Are planets shiny? These matte-finish beads really caught my eye for their resemblance to planets...

So I thought (like usual) that I had better include them in the lineup! 

Feel free to include any or all of them in your design!

I tried to proportion them to the relative sizes of the planets...

But, of course, this is actually impossible. The sun is a bazillion times bigger than Mercury or Pluto. If I made them actually proportional, Mercury would be invisible and the Sun would break your neck.

So I used my (triple Libra) eye and split the difference with beads that I liked...

I have some really big beads that I like to use for the Sun, and I tend to like to use a bigger bead for the Moon, since it's so close in size (from our perspective here on Earth)... But a lot of people would not like a gigantic Sun bead. I chose 12mm for the Sun & Moon, and ranged down to 6mm for Pluto and Mercury. 

Even MORE fun... special MOON PHASES beads!!

I constantly study Astrology and learn new aspects of it... Moon phases caught my interest recently. New MOON PHASES BEADS & EARRINGS.. 


If you are into Moon Phases, in the natal chart, moon phase beads can add an extra element to your jewelry piece. 

Retrograde planets - how to code them in easily and beautifully...

The retarded planets. I have four. They evidently cause some problems. Maybe you have some, too. The solution to coding them into a natal chart piece struck me the other day... faceted beads. Duh.  Only took me 14 years to figure that out. Let me know if you want them in yours!