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Garnished w Garnet - January Birthstone

by: Dwyn Tomlinson

You can be garnished with garnets - does that make you garnet-ished?

Garnet is the January birthstone. Garnets actually come in green, orange, pink and purple - but if someone says garnet - odds are  - you think of a deep, dark red! Garnet is frequently used as a colour-name to indicate dark red.

Historically, garnets were associated with blood, blood disorders, and affairs of the heart. Garnets were a gift between separated lovers, a cure for hemorrage, and a symbol of Christ's passion.

The word garnet comes from the Latin Garanatus, meaning "seed-like" - and refers to the seeds inside a pomegranate.

These garnet-coloured earrings - which I made in two styles, one with firepolish beads, and the other in Crystallized by Swarovski beads - also rather evoke a row of pomegranate seeds, don't you think? I chose to use Siam crystals rather than the Swa. colour "Garnet" - which is so dark as to appear black in some light.


          
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74701021 Artistic Wire - 26 gauge Round Wire - Silver Plated (Tarnish Resistant) (Spool)

(2 x 4 inches)

Price: $ 6.50
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Qty: 20 27035769 Firepolish - 4 mm Faceted Round - Garnet AB (strand)

(10 per earring (Use either the firepolish or the crystal). Garnet Azuro is gone - try Garnet AB.)

Price: $ 3.84
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Qty: 2 96002400 Sterling Crimps - 1 x 2 mm Crimp Tube - Sterling (100)

(1 per earring - stops the beads from sliding off the top.)

Price: $ 5.46
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Qty: 32 27753011013208 Swarovski Bead - 3 mm Faceted Bicone (5301) - Siam (36)

(16 per earring (Use either the firepolish or the crystal))

Price: $ 4.99
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