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Malachite · Microfaceted · Round · 2mm, 3mm, 4mm

SKU 4RdMal02MF027

250 in stock

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Strand Length: approx. 15.5 inches.

100% natural malachite beads!

Malachite, with its vibrant green hues and mesmerizing patterns, is a copper carbonate mineral prized for its beauty and historical significance. Often found in copper deposits, its rich green color varies from light to dark, displaying intricate bands, swirls, and eye-catching designs. Malachite forms as a secondary mineral through the weathering of copper ores, and its striking patterns often arise from the slow dripping of mineral-rich water within caverns and fractures.  This captivating gemstone has been used for centuries as an ornamental stone, pigment, and even in jewelry. Its unique appearance and cultural significance make it a sought-after gemstone for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

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Bead Count

Count of beads on a strand:

  • 2mm = 170 Beads
  • 3mm = 115 Beads
  • 4mm = 85 Beads
Note: These are general guidelines. The actually count may be greater or slightly less than stated.
Hole Size

Bead hole size ranges:

  • 2mm = 0.3mm to 0.5mm
  • 3mm = 0.3mm to 0.5mm
  • 4mm = 0.5mm to 0.8mm
Note: These are general guidelines. The actually hole size may be slightly larger or smaller than stated.

For beads 4mm and smaller, it is recommended to start with stringing wires no larger than .013inch / .33mm. This will ensure a proper fit and in most cases allow for feeding of the wire tip back through the beads for a clean finish.

Elastic cords can be used with beads 4mm and larger, but it will not fit through most beads smaller than 4mm. It's recommended to use 0.5mm elastic cord.

These recommendations are intended to help guide you for a successful project. With time and experience you'll discover what works best for your designs.

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