For the jewelry-maker or beading enthusiast, here are 50 beads made of Larvikite
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! Bet you
never thought that industrial building materials could be used in
jewelry! Larvikite (also called Blue Pearl) is a type of granite that it
used for facings on buildings, and for countertops and floors. It's a
dark "peppery" color with little flashes of blue. It's like Labradorite
if you took Labradorite and crushed into a million pieces and then
cemented it back together. Oh yeah, you want some of this.
- Stone: Larvikite
- Color: Opaque dark blue-gray with occasional shimmer
- Approximate size and shape of chips: 1/4"; rounded, smooth