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Amazonite · Microfaceted · Rondelle · 3mm

$8.95
SKU 5ReAma03MF050

6 in stock

Strand Length: approx. 15.5 inches.

100% natural Microfaceted Rondelle Amazonite beads.

Amazonite is a gemstone that has been used in jewelry and beads for centuries. Its soft blue-green color is thought to be reminiscent of the Amazon River where abundant deposits are located. Amazonite is relatively hard with a Mohs Hardness rating of approximately 6.5, making it ideal for use in beading and other gemstone jewelry. It is also said to have calming and soothing properties, which may explain why it has been so popular over the years.

Today, amazonite can be found in a wide variety of gemstone jewelry, from simple beads to more elaborate pieces. Whether you're looking for a unique piece of jewelry or a way to promote relaxation, amazonite is definitely worth considering.

 

Bead Count

Count of beads on a strand:

  • 1x2mm= 360 Beads
  • 2x3mm = 180 Beads
  • 3x4mm = 120 Beads
Note: These are general guidelines. The actually count may be greater or slightly less than stated.
Hole Size

Bead hole size ranges:

  • 1x2mm = 0.3mm to 0.5mm
  • 2x3mm = 0.3mm to 0.5mm
  • 3x4mm = 0.5mm to 0.8mm
Note: These are general guidelines. The actually hole size may be slightly larger or smaller than stated.
Recommendations

For beads 4mm and smaller, it is recommended to start with stringing wires no larger than .013inch / .033mm. This will ensure a proper fit and in most cases allow for feeding of the wire tip back through the beads for a clean finish.

Elastic cords can be used with beads 4mm and larger, but it will not fit through most beads smaller than 4mm. It's recommended to use 0.5mm elastic cord.

These recommendations are intended to help guide you for a successful project. With time and experience you'll discover what works best for your designs.

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