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There are many facets to a stone’s value, and not all have to do with cost. Less costly stones can provide real value for crafters because of their appeal, usefulness, and flexibility in jewelry designs. You’ll find all of these and more in our howlite gemstone beads, including our dyed turquoise-hued Howlite Beads.

High quality 3.5-4mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 105 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

3.5-4mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 105 pieces

$10.00

3.5-4mm approximate measure for these Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle beads presented on a 13 inch strand of 105 pieces.

Beautiful range of 2.5-3mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 125 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

2.5-3mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 125 pieces

$10.00

2.5-3mm approximate measure for these Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle beads presented on a 13 inch strand of 125 pieces.

Beautiful 3.5mm Howlite faceted rondelle beads 13 inches 135 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

3.5mm Howlite faceted rondelle beads 13 inches 135 pieces

$20.00
$6.00

3.5mm Howlite faceted rondelle beads 13 inches 135 pieces are approximate measurements and counts.

Finest collection of 3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Silver plated Chain by the foot - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Silver plated Chain by the foot

$6.00

3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Silver plated Chain by the foot is a hand wrapped Rosary Style Chain with Howlite dyed a turquoise hue.

High quality 6mm Turquoise Howlite plain round Silver plated Chain by the foot 26 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

6mm Turquoise Howlite plain round Silver plated Chain by the foot 26 pieces

$8.00

6mm Turquoise Howlite plain round Silver plated Chain sold by the foot having approximately with 26 pieces per foot.

Top selling 6mm Howlite faceted rondelle beads 15 inch 99 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

6mm Howlite faceted rondelle beads 15 inch 99 pieces

$12.00

Approximates: 6mm diameter 15 inch strand of approx. 99 beads

Beautiful range of 3mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot 39 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

3mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot 39 pieces

$4.50

3mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot 39 pieces with 1.5mm width rondelle.

High quality Turquoise Blue Howlite Flat Slab and Chip Beads 17 inch - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

Turquoise Blue Howlite Flat Slab and Chip Beads 17 inch

$32.16
$12.00

approximate size varies greatly from strand to strand with average slice size of 36x28mm and chip size from 7x4 - 15x7mm on the 17 inch strand of 8...

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Beautiful range of 3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot

$6.00

3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Gold plated Chain by the foot is a hand wrapped Rosary Style Chain with Howlite dyed a turquoise hue.

Top selling 3mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle Gold Wire Wrapped Chain by foot - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

3mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle Gold Wire Wrapped Chain by foot

$8.00

3mm Turquoise Howlite faceted rondelle Gold Wire Wrapped Chain by foot with 39 beads per foot.  Rondelle widths range from 2.5mm to 3.5mm.

High quality 3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Black Gold plated Chain by the foot - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Black Gold plated Chain by the foot

$6.00

3mm Turquoise Howlite Faceted Rondelle Black Gold plated Chain by the foot is a hand wrapped Rosary Style Chain with Howlite dyed a turquoise hue.

Best buying 8mm Matte Red Howlite faceted round Gold Chain by the foot 19 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

8mm Matte Red Howlite faceted round Gold Chain by the foot 19 pieces

$9.00

Approximates: 8mm size on the Chain sold by the foot with 19 beads

Best range of Turquoise Blue Howlite plain square Gold Rosary Chain by the foot - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

Turquoise Blue Howlite plain square Gold Rosary Chain by the foot

$16.08
$4.00

approximate 4.5x4.5mm average sized beads sold by the foot (4 quantity = 4 feet continuious length) Dyed Howlite

Beautiful range of 4x4x2-5x5x2mm Turquoise Howlite Plain Square Beads 8 inch 40 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

4x4x2-5x5x2mm Turquoise Howlite Plain Square Beads 8 inch 40 pieces

$20.10
$15.00

measures approximately 4x4x2mm to 5x5x2mm on the 8 inch strand of 40 pieces Color Treated Howlite

Beautiful range of 6mm Turquoise Howlite plain round Gold plated Chain by the foot 26 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

6mm Turquoise Howlite plain round Gold plated Chain by the foot 26 pieces

$7.00

6mm Turquoise Howlite plain round Gold plated Chain sold by the foot having approximately with 26 pieces per foot.

High quality 12mm White Howlite Plain Bullet Beads, 16 inch - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store

12mm White Howlite Plain Bullet Beads, 16 inch

$12.00

Length 16 inch strand Approx. Bead Size 12x7mm

Turquoise Blue Howlite plain square Silver Rosary Chain by the foot

Turquoise Blue Howlite plain square Silver Rosary Chain by the foot

$13.40
$7.00

approximate 4.5x4.5mm average sized beads sold by the foot (4 quantity = 4 feet continuious length) Dyed Howlite

Finest collection of Turquoise Blue Howlite Slab and Chip Beads 17 inch - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

Turquoise Blue Howlite Slab and Chip Beads 17 inch

$24.00

approximate size varies greatly from strand to strand with average slice size of 36x28mm and chip size from 7x4 - 15x7mm on the 17 inch strand of 8...

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Best selling 8x8mm Dyed Turquoise Howlite faceted pillow beads 13.5 inch 37 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

8x8mm Dyed Turquoise Howlite faceted pillow beads 13.5 inch 37 pieces

$35.00

Approximates: 8x8mm Dyed Turquoise Howlite faceted pillow beads 13.5 inch 37 pieces

6mm Matte Howlite faceted rondelle Silver plated Chain by the foot 28 pieces

6mm Matte Howlite faceted rondelle Silver plated Chain by the foot 28 pieces

$8.00

6mm Matte Howlite faceted rondelle Silver plated Chain which is hand crafted and sold by the foot. 28 pieces per length. Matte Treatment

Finest collection of Turquoise-hued Howlite faceted nuggets 15 inch 13 beads 22x23x21-32x23x21mm - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

Turquoise-hued Howlite faceted nuggets 15 inch 13 beads 22x23x21-32x23x21mm

$46.90
$35.00

22x23x21mm up to 32x23x21mm Approximate Size Varies for these polished angular faceted nugget beads of treated turquoise-hued Howlite.

Best buying Chinese Turquoise & Howlite Plain Nuggets 16 inch 17 beads 20x16-30x24mm - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

Chinese Turquoise & Howlite Plain Nuggets 16 inch 17 beads 20x16-30x24mm

$20.00

20x16x10-30x24x10mm Approximate Size Varies for these polished plain nugget beads of Treated Chinese Turquoise mixed with dyed turquoise-hued Howlite.

Best selling 8mm Red Howlite faceted round Black Chain by the foot 19 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

8mm Red Howlite faceted round Black Chain by the foot 19 pieces

$9.00

Approximates: 8mm size on the Chain sold by the foot with 19 beads

Best buying Turquoise Howlite Faceted Nugget Beads 15 inches 24 pieces - Buy From The Bead Traders Online Store.

Turquoise Howlite Faceted Nugget Beads 15 inches 24 pieces

$53.60
$40.00

strands vary in size from 7x7x6mm up to 9x9x8mm 15 inches 24 beads


Howlite has only been found in a few places. It was first discovered in Nova Scotia, which is one of a handful of locations where it’s been detected in eastern Canada. The next group of deposits was at the far side of the continent, with several sites in southern California and one in Nevada. The only other mine containing howlite is in Turkey.

Typically howlite is found in nodule form, and crystal howlite is an alternative and less common variation.

Getting affordable beads online is easy with the Bead Traders, since we buy beads in volume, meaning you save money on purchasing beads and beading supplies every time you shop with us.

A Diamond in the Rough: Howlite’s Discovery

History is full of errors and unappreciated discoveries, which are only later revealed to be value. Howlite beads have a history of mistaken identity. About 150 years ago, a Canadian scientist was contacted by miners who didn’t think much of an unusual mineral. They were extracting gypsum and found themselves working around a strange substance that defied contemporary description.

The miners got in contact with Henry How, a mineralogist. He determined that the stone was something entirely new and previously undiscovered, and he gave it a proper scientific name of “silico-boro-calcite.” It was subsequently renamed “howlite” in his honor.

An Excellent Substitute for Turquoise

Many ascribe magical and spiritual powers to gemstones, and howlite beads are capable of remarkable transformative capabilities. Howlite’s porous nature readily accepts a rainbow of colors. From its pale beginnings, the stone can be dyed into substitutes for sought-after turquoise Howlite beads. Your customers and friends will enjoy the beauty of turquoise and the satisfaction of significant savings.

Crafters Have Many Options

We proudly offer a wide range of howlite beads to give you many crafting options. This highly adaptable stone is available in slabs and chips. Also available is a wealth of bead types including heshi, round, bullet shaped, and rice beads. Our howlite is characterized by fine black lines that run through the stone in thin, distinctive patterns included in our turquoise howlite beads.

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