Apatite 8mm Beads
Apatite is a softer stone that only recently has come into general use. The best examples feature an electric, transparent blue-green color and are often cut into faceted gems.
This material is lower grade, but its turbulent, tempest-tossed range of color from foamy near-white to pelagic blue puts us in mind of the ocean. Every bead is vivid and unique.
Each strand is sold separately and measures approximately 15 inches long. The beads are about 8mm in diameter, with roughly 48 beads per strand and 24 per half strand.
These are available by both the full strand and the half strand.
- Making a bracelet? Purchase a half strand.
- A necklace? For a 16" finished length, a single full strand will do. If you want to go longer, consider one full and one half strand.
- Mala? You will need two full strands and one half strand, and will have a few beads left over.