For the jewelry-maker or beading enthusiast, here are 50 beads made of Fluorite
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! An odd sort
of Fluorite, this shows the regular color wheel you'd expect to find in
Fluorite (mainly greens and purples), but is punctuated throughout with
opaque orange-ish rough matrix. We're not sure what it is--maybe part of a host rock? Or dried concrete? Or old paint? The matrix gives this Fluorite an
unexpected twist. Not the most beautiful stone in the world (especially when regular Fluorite is pretty much perfect), but it is definitely intriguing.
- Stone: Fluorite
- Color: Translucent mix of light green, purple, blue, and white, with spots of white-orange matrix
- Approximate size and shape of chips: 1/4"; smooth with rough spots