400 Cobalt-Blue Ebonite Heishi Disc Beads - 4mm x 1mm

Product Code: nor254

Availability:In stock

Price is per 16-inch string of these unusual, hard beads. Each disc measures 4mm x 1mm - well over 400 to the string. Ideal for spacers.

Ebonite has been used for jewellery since Victorian times - Queen Victoria wore it as tribute to her deceased husband, Albert. So named because it looks and has properties just like natural ebony.

It is formed by vulcanizing natural rubber at high temperature, hence it is sometimes called Vulcanite. It is very hard, yet durable, and when the surface of ebonite is polished, it gives a beautiful, lacquer-like gloss.