Obsidian bead strands (Black)
Gorgeous black Obsidian beads, on a temporary string. These lovely black beads are perfect for jewellers and beaders!
|Buy 5-9 pieces for||£0.00|
|Buy 10-19 pieces for||£0.00|
|Buy 20+ pieces for||£0.00|
Black Obsidian beads
Nice black Obsidian beads, temporarily strung on a plastic strand. These are not completed necklaces - it's just a handy way to store the beads.
Absolutely perfect for jewellers and beaders; this awesome black volcanic glass is typically used for costume jewellery and beaded pieces.
These beads contrast with almost anything - pair them with red beads for a stand out look but they also contrast really well with silver or gold.
These beads are not freeforms, but they are also not calibrated beads - as such, an 8MM strand may contain beads that are 7.5MM or 8.5MM - the sizes may vary a little. Obviously, this doesn’t apply to the chip beads – these are random sizes!
The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade - but some photographs are still on their way!
Frequently asked questions and delivery information
How do we grade stones?
There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.
How does our ordering and delivery process work?
You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.
I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.
How do international orders work?
After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.
I’d like to return my order for a refund.
No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.
What payment methods do you accept?
I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.
You may be interested in just how many of these beads fit on each strand we sell!
The table below should give you some idea. Every number and every strand is approximate, though. You might get a 39CM strand, or have one or two larger or smaller beads.
|2MM Round Beads||Approximately 200 beads per 40CM strand.||3MM Round Beads||Approximately 135 beads per 40CM strand.|
|4MM Round Beads||Approximately 100 beads per 40CM strand.||5MM Round Beads||Approximately 80 beads per 40CM strand.|
|6MM Round Beads||Approximately 66 beads per 40CM strand.||7MM Round Beads||Approximately 55 beads per 40CM strand.|
|8MM Round Beads||Approximately 48 beads per 40CM strand.||9MM Round Beads||Approximately 45 beads per 40CM strand.|
|10MM Round Beads||Approximately 40 beads per 40CM strand.||11MM Round Beads||Approximately 37 beads per 40CM strand.|
|12MM Round Beads||Approximately 34 beads per 40CM strand.||13MM Round Beads||Approximately 30 beads per 40CM strand.|
|14MM Round Beads||Approximately 28 beads per 40CM strand.||15MM Round Beads||Approximately 26 beads per 40CM strand.|
|16MM Round Beads||Approximately 25 beads per 40CM strand.||18MM Round Beads||Approximately 22 beads per 40CM strand.|
|20MM Round Beads||Approximately 20 beads per 40CM strand.|
|Tumbled Chip Beads||Approximately 300 beads, per 36” / 90CM strand.|
The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade – but some photographs are still on their way!
For more information and a full list of all of our beads, please see our main ‘Beads’ page.