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50mm Coin (1) - Red - Cinnabar Oriental Carved Bead

$6.00 AUD

Description

This cinnabar bead is so fabulous as a focal bead for a necklace, or maybe a decoration for home wares projects.  You can see from the photo that the hole goes through the side of the bead - it goes all the way through.  You can thread it, or mount it on a long headpin or wire it up.

Measurements:  The bead measures about 50mm across by 14mm thick.  Threading hole is about 1.5-2mm

Quantity per pack:  1 bead

Today's cinnabar is most probably made from resin - sometimes still hand carved, and totally safe to wear.  Centuries ago, people became very ill from making/wearing cinnabar due to it's mercury content!