Last year In Tucson I got some specimens of druzy azurite from Morocco. Some show malachite as well. Here are four focal beads I just made using that material... Prices are $48, $78, $68, and $72 for the heart. All have 2.5mm drill holes.
These focal beads were all made with material from the same piece of rough, which was found somewhere here in the Pacific Northwet. It's a porphyry and what we're seeing is basiclally feldspar crystal clusters included in a black basalt. When the clusters look like flowers it's called Chrysanthemum Stone and when they look like more random it's usually called Chinese Writing Rock or Calligraphy Stone. All better marketing names than porphyry! These will be listed soon, in the $30-$40 range, but if you're interested and direct message me BEFORE they get listed, I'll let any of them go for $25...
The newest batch! Rough came from a contemporary Ford truck factory paint shed. Here are pics of front, back, and the rough I used to make them.
I'm really pleased with these lovely new, natural faced, double sided, focal bead pendants that were made by my apprentice Donovan Boertje! They're $60 each if you private message me and buy directly. We'll be working on more beads and cabs in this lovely material soon! The rough material is from Namibia and I've haven't seen much of it around over the years. I have a nice little stock of it, but when it's gone, it's gone.