These carnelian agate beads look so juicy and luscious that I almost want to eat them up! They are a deep cherry red, and measure 6mm in diameter. Carnelian is usually heated to produce its rich coloration, but I did wash them to make certain they were not dyed.
I'm not sure if there's a difference between "carnelian" and "carnelian agate"--both carnelian and agate are forms of chalcedony, which is itself a form of quartz. I've seen different vendors selling similar reddish material under both names, but to be on the safe side, I'd probably better stick to the label my vendor gave these beads.
I used Bali vermeil beadcaps to accent the carnelian agate beads. The little gold beaded sections between the loops remind me of grapes (to continue the fruit theme). I finished with a Bali vermeil hook & eye clasp.
Now for the vital statistics. The necklace is 17.25 inches long and weighs 0.8 oz. The earrings are almost 2.25 inches long (not counting the French hook) and weigh 0.2 oz.
Price: $65 (shipping is free)