One of my favorite semi-precious stones is fossilized coral. I love the way it looks like chrysanthemum blooms, all crowded together. Such a beautiful set of patterns!
I've bought fossil coral beads for years. I've seen dyed versions hit the market recently, but you can still find a lot of the natural colors. Beige and grey are the most common.
A few nights ago, I was making a necklace, and got inspired to use some of my favorite beads.
I love the way it turned out! And now I have an excuse to find more of my favorite beads...