Put the energy of creativity into your designs with the matte carnelian 10x20mm rice beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these almond-shaped beads feature warm red and yellow hues. Some beads are uniformly colored while others have banded patterns. Carnelian is a translucent chalcedony or an A-grade agate that receives its warm tints from iron oxides. These beads have been tumbled to give them a matte finish. Also known as Mecca Stone, carnelian is said to assist in stimulating creativity and helps balance organization abilities. These beads are made from natural gemstones, so color may vary from bead to bead. Dakota Stones offers high-quality gemstones that are all useable in jewelry designs because every bead is checked to make sure they are cut and drilled correctly, that the finish is right and that the beads look distinct to their stone type.