16mm Cinnabar Bead - Black (2)
Hand carved lacquer bead - called Cinnabar bead in black is an absolutely stunning bead. Team it up with any other colour, especially the red Cinnabar! You will have fun making these into a special pair of earrings, or buy a few and incorporate them into an oriental style necklace ... so many possibilities!
Measurements: about 16mm in diameter, 15mm thick, hole: 2mm - remembering they are handmade so sizes can vary slightly
Centuries ago, people became very ill from making/wearing cinnabar due to it's mercury content! Today's cinnabar is most probably made from resin - sometimes still hand carved, and totally safe to wear.