I have loved these smooth, soft beach stones from the LOST COAST of California since I was a child and have been collecting them for decades. I am very excited to start using them in my jewelry designs. I begin by cutting a groove in the stone just wide enough to securely hold the sterling wire. Then I wrap the wire tightly around the stone in the groove so it is flush with the stone, creating a unique and durable piece that feels nice to the touch and looks great. These are perfect for the adventurous nature lover.