In a harmonious blend of black and white, these beads are begging to be part of a stand-out design! These Snowflake Obsidian beads are a deep black color with lacy bursts of white-gray. Obsidian is actually a volcanic glass. It has been utilized for jewelry and other decorative purposes for thousands of years.
Obsidian is formed from quickly cooling magma, or lava flows on the Earth’s surface. Cristobalite quartz inclusions in the magma create white flower or snowflake-like structures. Sometimes obsidian can have a slight iridescence due to inclusions of mica and other material. Significant sources include the United States and Italy.