Mookaite (the correct spelling), is a type of jasper named after a place, Mooka Creek, in Western Australia where it is mined. According to Glen Archer of Australian Outback Mining, the Aboriginal word "mooka" means "running waters". The pictures of the raw multistone show such a play of varying colours that the chunks resemble a good chunk of steak!

Susan has grown very fond of this gemstone - seen here as the larger round beads as it comes in various warm shades ranging from cream to a lovely brownish-red hue. She mixed in various gemstone chips including mother of pearl shells. To reflect the earth-tone selection she made here, copperish seed beads were used as spacers which matched her copper clasp.

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The Beading Gem's Journal
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