There’s some serious mojo tucked into these earrings. A very groovy black lava rock bead crowns a larger howlite bead with a terrazzo pattern, accented by a small, tan wood bead. Handmade silver earwires finish the pair. These earrings measure just shy of 1 1/2″ in length.
Howlite is a beautiful, under-appreciated gemstone that’s wonderful for making beads of every shape. It readily accepts dyes, and is often used to simulate turquoise. Natural howlite is white in color with a rich matrix of veins. The howlite in these earrings has been reconstituted into a unique and playful pattern.
Lava rock is just what it sounds like – rock formed by the cooling lava from an erupting volcano. Lava rock beads are often used to carry essential oils, surrounding the wearer with fragrance.