[Source] Purpurite beads

Does anyone know where I can buy 4 mm round smooth purpurite beads?

Mary S.

Goodness, there is a stone I haven’t heard for many years. I have a
couple of pounds of purpurite from a cache that was offered some 20
years ago. Cut a couple of stones from it and never got back to it
again. I came across it several months ago but just haven’t gotten
around to cutting any more. Tell me, is it still around and are they
making beads from it? Doesn’t sound like it would be very durable.

Cheers from Don in SOFL.