This elegant star boasts a flower carved into either side. Each bead is hand made in the modern tradition of cinnabar, evoking the spirit of centuries-past Asian artisans' work.
These beads are reversible and the stringing hole is about 1mm. The bead itself is about 25mm or 1 inch from tip to tip.
True cinnabar is deadly, made of red mercuric sulfide. [If, by the way, you have any vintage or antique cinnabar, be sure to treat it with care and do not wear it against your skin. Keep it away from animals.] Modern cinnabar beads, like these, are made from molded resin that really appears to resemble the vintage type.