DVHdesigns Lapidary Arts and Beads
Finally getting into the swing of things in 2016! Weekly bargain auctions on eBay continue as ever, with NO BIDS yet on any of the goodies this Sunday! Check them out for some great deals like this fulgurite (petrified lightning from the Sahara!) focal bead custom cut in my studio in Portland, Oregon. Be sure and see ALL my inventory in my DVHdesignsLAPIDARY shop on Etsy as well!
Fulgurite = Latin word ‘fulgur’ which means thunderbolt. Fulgurite is created when lightning strikes sand. The high temperature of lightning, air-temperatures over 30,000 °C have been measured, is far higher than the sand melting point of 1800 °C. The silica that sand is made up of fuses together, creating the so-called lightning glass or lightning sand.