When I first spotted these rutilated quartz briolettes in Tucson, I was puzzled. They were most definitely in the shape of arrowheads! I had never seen any beads like this before. Plus, the copper colored rutiles were abundant inside the beads, giving them a very complex look.
It's kind of hard to see in the photo, but the top part is "cut out", resembling the top of an arrowhead.
Of course, between the rutile pattern and the irregular shape of these beads, finding 2 to make a pair was tricky indeed!
These earrings are for sale in my etsy shop.