The sunstone beads on this strand exhibit characteristic light reflections that seem to come from under the surface—this effect, along with the tawny orange color and slightly irregular shape make them an ideal choice for necklace and bracelet designs made with yellow-gold findings. String the beads on their own to create a necklace or bracelet that glistens in the sun or separate the beads and use them in combination with other gemstone or pearl beads to make more complex, multi-color earring and pendant designs.
Sunstone is an orthoclase feldspar, which contains potassium and displays a brilliant spangled appearance, making it a popular choice. This spangle look, called the 'schiller' effect is caused by small, flat reflective inclusions that align themselves along the mineral structure.
Each package contains one temporarily-strung 15"-16" strand.