Bead Library: Beading Resources

Birthstones by Month | Beading Resources

Birthstones by Month

By Harlequin Beads & Jewelry

Month Gemstone
January garnet, rose quartz
February amethyst, onyx
March aquamarine, red jasper
April rock crystal, diamond
May chrysoprase, emerald
June moonstone, pearl
July carnelian, ruby
August aventurine, peridot
September lapis lazuli, sapphire
October opal, tourmaline
November tiger's eye, topaz
December turquoise, zircon

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In Harlequin's bead library you will find information on the history of beads, how beads are made and how beads have been used throughout the world.

Many articles include a bibliography to provide you with additional resources. Many of the beading books referenced are available at your local library.

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If you've written a beading article yourself that you feel would be a valuable addition to our bead library, we welcome your email, as well.

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Harlequin Beads and Jewelry specializes in Swarovski crystal, pendants and pearls, Czech glass and seed, Japanese seed and gemstone beads, plus a full selection of stringing supplies and jewelry findings.