I took this beautiful, smooth specimen of basalt and set it on the beach with its best pals, pebbles. The pebbles are hand created and formed using leftover silver material and my friend, the torch. Organic, rustic but refined with a pop of black. Simple elegance whilst wearing the beach around your neck.
Basalt is by far the most common rocks you will find on Lake Superior’s North Shore beaches. It is one of the four rock-types that make up the basement bedrock of the earth’s crust. Basically it is lava that cooled quickly on the surface. Each one has a distinctive shape and in a variety of shades of color from blush-black to grey. That quick cooling is what caused it to be dense, very fine grained (tiny crystals) and smooth – although the smooth surface is also due to glacial grinding & Gitche Gumee tossing it about for eons. That Basalt rock you hold in your hand (or wear on your body) is over a billion years old!