Friday, 23 April 2010

Turritella Agate - Something A Bit Different

I recently made a pair of earrings using Turritella Agate nuggets and Sterling Silver wire. It's a really unusual stone (in my opinion!) and completely different to any other beads I've used in my jewellery.
I Googled it and found out that it contains the silicified fossils of the Elimia Tenera snail and is commonly found in metamorphic rock.

It's properties include reducing fatigue and strengthening eyesight, eliminating negativity, awakening inherent talents and attracting prosperity ~ sounds like the perfect stone!
I bought my Turritella nuggets from Lima Beads.


  1. They're fabulous. I recently made some earrings using fossils and someone said to me "Why would anyone want to wear those", Why wouldn't they want to wear something millions of years old was my response.

  2. Wow, I love those - very pretty and different!

  3. I think I need a bucketful of these beads! Really interesting patterns

  4. That is a great look. Never heart of the stone before, but they look awesome. regards Stefanie

  5. They are lovely, as you say they sound the perfect stone!

  6. lush, lush, LUSH! I LOVE the colour and the patterns are so gorgeous!

    Gonna check out Lima Beads....

    Have a creatively filled day today ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx

  7. Wow - love them - so unsual! A brilliant find!

  8. wow, these are amazing beads and i love what you've done with them!

    just dropped by to let you know that your feature is now on my blog (sorry it's a bit late) - hope you like it :)


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