Buddhist Monk Red Cinnabar Bead (1)
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 from the top of the head down through the bottom 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 36.5mm x 18mm x 17.5mm with a 3mm threading hole.
Quantity per pack: 1 bead
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.