Millions of years ago, tiny freshwater snails lived in the rivers and lakes of Wyoming. At some point, ancient life got trapped in rock and Turritella beads were formed. If you look close, you can see the tightly coiled mollusk shell those snails once called home. Holes are machine drilled so laddering with Tuff Cord #1 is a breeze. Beads are round but expect slight variations in shape, color and size. Sold on 8 inch strands. Approximately 46-48 beads per strand. Imported by Dakota Stones.