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Beads in the Animal Kingdom

Posted by Steve on September 23 at 11:08 pm

We’ve got literally thousands of beads here at Lima, and they each have defining characteristics that make up a unique personality. Some beads roar, some blend in with their surroundings, some are rare, but they all have one thing in common: they’re all beautiful in their own way. The animal kingdom is the same way, and if you look closely at our gemstone beads, you’ll begin to see the same colors and patterns living in nature. Here are a few animals that remind me of specific stones:

The Chinook Salmon

The scaly appearance of Green Snakeskin beads would make a great reptile, but it also makes a good fish! The silvery green base and black markings remind me of the Chinook Salmon (also known as the King Salmon), whose natural habitat is the northern Pacific waters. They were also planted in the Great Lakes, which surround our home state of Michigan.

The Black Panther

The shiny coat of the black panther shimmers in the sun, just like the deep shine of Rainbow Obsidian. It’s a rich stone, full of anticipation and mystery, just like the panther. Pictures of these big cats always amaze me (and I just learned that both jaguars and leopards can be known as panthers)!

The Mustang

The beige and brown patterns of Itasy Jasper seem sterile, but the right surroundings can unleash a strong and wild stone. Such is the case with the mustang horses that make the western United States and Canada their roaming grounds. They’re beautiful creatures, tough to tame, hardened, and confident.

There are so many more examples, and I’d love to hear your suggestions while I watch a little more TV on the animal channel!

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  1. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    People always talk about how kyanite has a “fish skin” appearance. It’s because it has a nice iridescence, great blue coloring and an underlying pattern than makes it shimmer in the light. There’s also something fishy about labradorite & abalone :)

  2. beadaholchick
    beadaholchick says:

    Artistic Jasper Thin Pillow looks like a leopard to me! The grass green turquoise reminds me of the little tree frogs around this time of year.

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    E holder says:

    The sure winers with everyone including men(they stop me on the streetand ask about the jewelry,not me)are the nugget magnesite and peruvian opal or smoky quartz. Try these combos for a drop dead gorgeous look!! E Holder

  4. CAS
    CAS says:

    The Magnesite and African Opal remind me of white Rhinoceros skin with their brown veining. Bronzite reminds me of crocodile skin, shiny and hard.

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