Swirls of organic reds, yellows and browns unite in the bird's eye rhyolite 8x14mm rectangle beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these small rectangular beads with smooth, rounded edges feature bands of red, yellow and brown color swirling together to form unique patterns. Rhyolite was named "streaming rock" because of its beautiful bands, bubbles and crystal-rich layers that form as lava flows onto the surface of the stone. Rhyolite can look very different, depending on how it erupts. Rhyolite has a composition similar to granite but has a smaller grain size. Mined in Mexico, rhyolite is said to help strengthen one's body and mind. Dakota Stones offers high-quality gemstones that are all useable in jewelry designs because every bead is checked to ensure they are cut and drilled correctly, that the finish is right and that the beads look distinct to their stone type.