Paintbrush jasper beads display beautiful, delicate dark lines and markings that Mother Nature has "painted" onto a light background. Also known as artistic jasper beads, landscape stone beads, and crazy horse stone beads, these semiprecious gemstone beads often look as though they were painted by a human hand with well-defined strokes, watercolor-like washes, and painterly splotches and splatters.
Focal patterns are usually black, brown or red, and are juxtaposed with a white, tan, gray, or pink "background". Although this gemstone is often called "jasper", these semiprecious beads are actually calcite or calcium carbonate (commonly referred to as limestone) that is stabilized with resin. Paintbrush jasper beads look great in a variety of jewelry applications.