Last time we met up in Naples, Florida and found an off-the-beaten-track bead shop where Anni picked out these unusual inkblot stones. I still don't know what they are but they're marvelous.
I made a necklace for her, very simple to wear in very conservative Florence. But then I had some fun with the combination of taupe, black and antique amber stones. I separated them with little ruffled beaded beads and finished off with a pewter chain and hook clasp.
The ruffled beads are a welcome contrast to the smooth round stones. It's 17" long and so pretty! $175.