Known as a stone of flow and water energy, Dumortierite was named after the French paleontologist Eugene Dumortier (1803-1873) when it was discovered in the Rhone region of the French Alps in 1881. Mined today in South Africa, it is sometimes mistaken for sodalite or Lapis. It would be a shame to completely cover its beautiful subtle shading and patterns with beadweaving like in Carrier Bead Bracelet, but some seed bead embellishment would look fantastic. Because they are made from natural stones, expect variations in color, shape and size. Holes are consistent, however due to the challenges of drilling holes in such elongated beads, there may be slight damage at a few bead holes. It is normal.
Sold by the 8 inch strand approximately 19-20 beads.