Pyrite Strand sold by KanduBeads on Etsy
I've noticed a growing trend - more and more jewelry designers are using pyrite. With a name like fool's gold, it's no wonder that pyrite wasn't a main stream jewelry material. But have you seen the designs utilizing pyrite lately? They are gorgeous!
Here are some gorgeous handmade designs from Etsy artisans (in no particular order) - I found them inspiring and hopefully you will too! You can follow the link below each image to an Etsy shop.
Pyrite comes in a variety of shapes from natural crystals to faceted rondelles, from flat nuggets to smooth teardrops. The metallic sheen can vary from silver to gold to rainbow.... I think I might have to pick up some pyrite beads for myself!