For the jewelry-maker or beading enthusiast, here are 50 beads made of Howlite
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! Howlite is a porous white stone that can be dyed a variety of colors. Often, it is dyed to imitate a different stone (such as Lapis or Turquoise). These chips, however, were dyed red just to be red. It's a good, solid dye that you won't have to worry about getting all over your clothes in the rain. But make no mistake, it does look dyed.
- Stone: Howlite
- Color: Opaque dark red
- Approximate size and shape of chips: 1/4"; thick, squared