These lovely beads are made of smooth polished bone that measures 7/8 inch by 1/2 inch. Once created, they have been decorated in delicate scrimshaw. One one side is a black and white flower in all its glory (you might choose to add color yourself). On the other, is a good-luck scarab or ladybug with color accents.
Of course, due to the tremendous amount of handwork on each bead, you'll find variation in each. This makes them ever so much more special. However, the designs are the same as the ones illustrated, so they match well.
Two beads are shown for illustration of either side.