Chips - 4 oz. pkg.
Goldstone (Aventurine) is used in making glass rods. Goldstone is available in chip form for making stringers or for decorating beads. The chips vary in size but average 1/4". Chips are easier to use than cullet, which must be smashed to size.
Stringers made from chips are moe dense than a goldstone prefabricated rod. Make a stringer by picking up a chip and encasing it with clear glass. Pull and marver it to the desired length.