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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Carnelian Crochet

Carnelian is a rust colored gem stone and has been known since ancient times. Archaeologists have found examples of it dating back to 1800 BC in ancient Greece although its use probably predates that finding. The ancient Romans used it for signet rings. Kings in various nations have used it for that purpose. The Muslim leader Mohammed was believed to have worn a carnelian signet ring, and therefore it has been a popular stone in the Muslim religion. Some people consider it a good luck stone.
The necklace pictured above consists of many carnelian and other stones crocheted into a necklace. This necklace can be found on the Necklace Gallery of the Beadshaper web site.
Rose teaches the bead crochet technique at various bead shows in California. The next teaching session will be at the Pasadena Bead and Design Show. See Classes for details.