Snowflake obsidian beads get their name from the white splotches that cover the classic sleek black obsidian. This snowflake appearance is pretty special in the jewelry world so it is a coveted one. Being able to make or wear a piece of jewelry that is strongly reminiscent of snowflakes gently drifting to the ground against a backdrop of a perfectly black sky is going to get you noticed. Of that much you can be sure.
Obsidian is a kind of natural volcanic glass that is stronger than regular glass. This means that pieces created using snowflake obsidian beads are going to be durable as well as beautiful. This is important because any piece that you have that uses these beads is a piece that you are going to want to last forever.
Beads like this can be used to create pieces of jewelry that rely entirely on this black and white theme or they can be paired with other beads that are bursting with color for a bold contrast. These two approaches will create vastly different end results but both will be enamoring in their own way. With each snowflake obsidian bead having its own pattern you will never come out with the same result twice and there is something wonderful about that.