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More about Lapis

Used as eye shadow by the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, and later used to adorn the Taj Mahal palace in India, Lapis definitely has a colorful history. It's referenced in some of the earliest stories of mankind. Good thing there's still plenty of Lapis Beads available for you to use in your own ornamental efforts, such as wire wrapping.

One of the world's oldest lapidary materials, Lapis offers a slate of history, which is summarized by acclaimed jewelry maker Dale "Cougar" Armstrong in a post on our Wire-Sculpture jewelry making blog. Click here to go to "Gem Profile: Lapis."

We stock many sizes and shapes of this rich indigo blue bead. You'll find that Lapis adds a dimension of elegance and opulence to your jewelry projects — especially when it's paired with silver. The possibilities are endless! Don't forget, we have lapis cabochons available as well to match your lapis beads. Make a jewelry set or series with our beautiful Lapis gemstone beads!

Lapis is an old favorite, and it's also part of our new line of high-quality, U.S.-supplied bead line. Wire-Sculpture is committed to keeping thousands of beads for making jewelry in stock, so you always have a source for the beads you need.