I love, love, love Kyanite! It is a lovely translucent stone, with opal-like flashes and a striated form. So when I found a bargain deal on these rough kyanite shards, in both green AND blue, I just had to add to my bead collection. This particular pair is mine, as I experiment with the design. Handmade gold-filled ear wires and gold fill wire wrap. I want to do a version with oxidized sterling silver as well...and may experiment with copper and brass. Of course, each pair of earrings will differ as the beads are all unique!