Mudcracks (also known as mud cracks, desiccation cracks or cracked mud) are sedimentary structures formed as muddy sediment dries and contracts. A strain is developed because the top layer shrinks while the material below stays the same size. When this strain becomes large enough, channel cracks form in the dried-up surface to relieve the strain. Individual cracks spread and join up, forming a polygonal, interconnected network. These cracks may later be filled with sediment and form casts over the base.
Who would ever have thought that a ‘mudcrack’ would be so beautiful? This pear shaped mudcrack is wrapped with golden wire decorated with swirls and golden glass beads. The black cord has a coordinating lobster clasp and chain.