This month's Rings-n-Things goody bag had various shapes and sizes of Lava Stone Beads.
From the Rings & Things Website:
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Approx. 12mm round gemstone beads, 0.8-1.2mm hole. 30-36 beads per 16" strand. Brown Lava Stone
Color: Brown Lava Stone
Page Number: Spring 2009 Supplement A19
California lead classification for this item: Class 1
Lava Stone: Earthy yet elegant, lava stone beads are made from basalt, a type of igneous rock formed during volcanic eruptions. Due to their many holes and bubbles, lava stone beads add great texture, but not a lot of weight, to jewelry designs. Lava stone is naturally rough in texture."
Hmmm what sort of designs would you use these light weight beads for? Do they inspire you to create something "hot?"