Wow! A type of petrified wood, these beads are unique in that their organic matter was replaced by the mineral Silicon Dioxide, which is where the “Opalite” in their name comes from. Most petrified wood occurs with jasper or chalcedony, but not these beauties. It’s obvious why these stones are associated with patience, they were formed over hundreds of years! In a variety of earthy brown brown shades from chocolate to tan, each stone is special and different. With machine-drilled holes, laddering with Tuff Cord #3 or C-Lon is a breeze. Hole sizes will fit up to 18 gauge wire and you can string on .5mm leather. Mined in Indonesia. Imported by Dakota Stones. Sold on 8” strand, approximately 25 beads per strand.
Sold on 8” strand, approximately 25 beads per strand.