Imagine what you could do with this collection of 163 multicoloured howlite semi-precious creatures.
Indeed, this package includes elephants, fish, butterflies, and star fish.
Perfect ingredients for jewellery, such as necklace pendants, bracelet dangles, or a head-turning pair of earrings.
Colours include turquoise, blue, red, yellow, pink, orange, purple, white, black, lilac, and green. The beads are manufactured and processed in China.
Howlite is a versatile semi-precious stone that was first discovered along Canada’s eastern seaboard province of Nova Scotia back in the mid-1850s.
It can also be found in the United States (California and Nevada), Mexico, Russia, Germany, Turkey, Serbia, and a handful of African countries, among others.
In its raw state, the stone is milky white or pale grey in colour, porous in texture, and contains a series of fine black veins running throughout, which makes it look like a spider's web.
Over the years natural howlite has been known by a number of curious names including snow leopard, white buffalo, or white turquoise.
These days the stone is often dyed to make it look like other semi-precious stones such as dyed green to resemble turquoise, blue to look like lapis lazuli, or red to be passed off as coral – which is why the mineral has been frequently referred to as a ‘fake or imitation’ stone.
But regardless, howlite has become the perfect stone to make decorative objects, carvings, or quirky jewellery components such as this collection of creatures.
As for healing qualities, the Crystal Council claims howlite is a stone of emotional healing with vibrations directly resonating with one’s root and crown chakras.