and then you can make earrings.
these are my first.
2 amber glass seed beads
2 handmade oval tab glass beads
2 gold fresh water pearls
1 lucky roadside smashed bottle cap
& sterling findings.
something that elizabeth of 'More Fire' taught in the intro to flameworking class was how to pull an encased goldstone (aventurine) stringer.
there were pre-made ones in the case, so why bother pulling your own?
but the shopper in my bought a wee bag of goldstone chunks.
besides, the commercial rods were so 'shocky' that it was an adrenaline rush every time you exploded one across the bench.
once i got started, i must have spent 45 minutes pulling multi-colored encased goldstone stringers.
they are gorgeous!
make some - start with bright transparents, especially grass green and anything pink/violet.
they are twice as bright and so much more satisfying than the "ones in the case."