The red spots are drops of Christ's blood. From when he was working in the mines. That's what he was doing during those lost years the Bible doesn't tell you about. He was working in the mines. And obviously a bleeder. Temporarily strung (claspless) Also known as heliotrope. Your strand may have more green or more red. Kissin' cousin to fancy jasper and Indian agate. About 65 beads on a 6mm strand. Also known as martyr's stone (because of all the sleepless nights I've endured worrying whether or not I would ever have these beeds for you again).