You'll love the muted earth tones on display in these Dakota Stones matte wood opalite beads. These beads feature an elongated oval chip shape. The stringing hole is drilled through the middle of each bead, so the shape will stand out in your designs. String these beads into fun necklaces, bracelets, or even earrings. Wood opalite is a form of petrified wood, also known as fossilized or agatized wood. It most commonly occurs with jasper or chalcedony. Petrified wood occurs after a tree has turned completely into stone by the process of permineralization, a process that takes over 100 years. Metaphysical Properties: Petrified wood is associated with patience and slow, steady growth.
Because gemstones are natural materials, appearances may vary from piece to piece. Each strand includes approximately 34 beads.