For the jewelry-maker or beading enthusiast, here are 50 beads made of Amethyst
chips. Chips are the small leftovers from tumbled stones or shells,
with holes drilled through them. Mix them with other stone beads and
metallic spacers for endless possibilities.
[Please allow for natural variations in the stones.]
Tell Me More! Really nice
Amethyst chip beads are hard to find. We were lucky enough to get in a
hank of perfectly purple stones a while back, and after they got sold
out, it was really hard to replace them. We are constantly looking for
new wholesalers to provide us with high-quality Amethyst chips, but it
is very difficult! In most cases, we go through the strands carefully,
pulling the best stones and piling the rest into the "Grade C" pile.
- Stone: Amethyst
- Color: Translucent medium to dark purple
- Approximate size and shape of chips: 1/4"; angular