Fish Cinnabar Bead (5)
How whimsical are these little fishies? Incorporate them into any piece you are making for a bit of interest and even use them on your home wares projects! The large threading hole gives many possibilities as you can thread it on leather or cotton cord etc.
Measurements: about 13mm long, 12mm wide, 8mm thick, with a 2mm threading hole
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.