Beckham’s Barn Rock and Gem Shop

1751 Kennerly Road     Irmo, SC  29063



Email newsletter                                   25. 2006

Fall is here and folks are asking about our extended hours for holiday shopping so here they are:

Beckham’s Barn Holiday Hours, 2006

Friday, November 24 (the day after Thanksgiving) - 9:00 until 5:30

Beginning Sunday, December 3

Sundays   -  1:00 until 6:00

Weekdays - 1:00 until 6:00

Saturdays - 9:00 until 5:30

Dec. 24 - Call ahead



Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006            9:30 - 11:30

$35.00 fee covers a lustrous strand of Fresh Water Pearls, silk cord for knotting, SS or GF filigree clasp and bead tips. You should leave here wearing your pearl necklace.

Prepayment with registration is required.  Call 781-3589 with your charge card #.



6-1/2mm, good value...$59.95

Also new!  Elegantly simple, good red color and excellent quality:

5 to 8mm graduated button shape necklace w/14K clasp,...$

6 to 8mm faceted, graduated button shape necklace w/14K clasp...$



Mini-pliers - set of 3 with purple handles...$7.95

Purple Pouch for mini-pliers...$3.95

New books:  All Wired Up and Moods in Wire - New edition combines Moods in Wire with Moods in Brass and Glass.  

Magazines: The Wire Artist Jeweler.  This magazine is no longer in print but we have limited copies of back issues containing invaluable designs and projects. 

New freeform cabochons to wrap:  

Rainbow calsilica, red jasper, Mexican crazy lace, serpentine and more.


We carry the Delphi Wig Jig and the Easy Ear Wire jig to form your own French ear wires using 20 ga. wire.



Tourmaline, larger size green ovals.  One pair flashing yellow and orange ovals 9x7mm $...135.00 pr. More peridot, smoky quartz, rubies.


Large, showy specimen of clear selenite - looks like a slice of ice.  13” across by 9” high, on a “cherry” wood base...$286.00


Beautiful celestial blue crystals, these are a wonderful addition to your collection.  New 3-4” clusters...$14.95 up.  We still have one more of the eggs and some smaller and larger specimens.


Multicolor reds/greens/lavender.  1-1/2” for $1.25 or bag of a dozen for $12.50.  2-1/2”...$3.95, 3-1/2”...$4.50


FOSSILS (in 2-1/2” cotton filled box)

Brachiopod, Devonian Era Ontario...$2.95

Fossilized Sea Urchin, Peru...$2.75

We have added more books about fossils, some geared toward the younger collector.

FLUORITE Polished slabs, worry stones, eggs and crystals.

Finished jewelry: Stretch bracelets...$3.95 and 16” choker...$8.95



Geodes, Natures Treasures, by Cross and Zeitner, 292 pages of colorful photos and info...$21.95


We heard there was going to be a scarcity in the mining of this material so we bought up some outstanding specimens.  Some polished “core” shapes showing the orbicular pattern of green, orange and pink in the white jasper, capped with snowy white druzy.  Unbelievable beauty.  

Spheres up to 3” and  large, 6” polished slabs. 

2-1/2” slabs, polished both sides and edges...$3.95


Silver leaf jasper, flat ovals and rectangles, streaks of dark brown on 

Brown poppy jasper, fluted edge flat rectangles...$17.95

African Fire Agate, flat ovals and rectangles in soft orange, beige and lavender tones with white “cellular, or snakeskin” patterns...$

African opal, soft beige and mint green patterned, round and rectangles

Amethyst, big, round, 16mm, medium/dark color...$29.95

Aquamarine, rough, unpolished, medium size chips, good color...$17.50

Carnelian, bright orange large discs and ovals with fluted edges...$14.95

Amazonite (Russian) flat ovals and squares...$23.95 up

Fresh water pearls, large white 10mm, smooth and lustrous...$29.95

Fresh water pearls, coin shape, 12mm $...36.95

Bronzite, brown 25 and 30mm discs with gold needle flash...$29.95 up

Blue lace agate, faceted edge ovals and large tumbled ovals...$

Amethyst and Ocean jasper, large wavy squares, diagonally drilled...$44.95

Rhodochrosite large rectangles showing caramel brown swirl among the pink bands...$

Charoite free form, strong patterns and color...$

Beads under $10.00 (partial list)

Fresh water pearl, 5mm, smooth and lustrous, a special purchase...$7.95

Fresh water pearl, golden olive, 6mm...$8.95

Fresh water pearl, tiny 4x2mm ovals (good for spacers or to decorate hanger for dangles)...$8.95

Peacock fresh water pearl, 5mm, potato shape...$6.95

Botswana and rose quartz, 4mm “heishe”, short tubes...$6.95

Turquoise, heishe graduated up to 7mm...$8.50

Turquoise, greenish “Chinese” shape or 6mm cubes...$9.95

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