These striking rondelle bone beads are made in India, from cow bone that have been stained pink and then hand painted with an evil eye patter in white, blue, and black. The evil eye is a symbol found in cultures around the world; it is believed to ward off evil onlookers and bad juju. In many cultures they are worn as amulets or good luck charms.
✨IMPORTANT INFO ✨
Approx. Bead Size: 12x14mm
Approx. Hole Size: 2mm
Approx. Number of beads: 15
Strand Length: 7.5"
Color: Pink, Blue or Combo Strand w/ Pink & Blue Beads
*These beads look like the finish on them was a bit damaged, so there are some nicks in the patterns on the surface. IMHO this just makes them look aged, but does not detract from the awesomeness of the beads!*
Curious to know about the source of the bone?
In India and Nepal, not much is wasted. So instead of just eating the meat of an animal, every part of the animal is used: bones for things like beads, hides/hair for clothing and accessories and talismans, and the meat is consumed.
The making of these beads and pendants provides a livelihood for families in remote villages in Nepal and India, which we are honored to support and share with you.
A portion of all WSW sales will be donated to The Compassion Collective, which works to feed, clothe, shelter, and save our refugee and homeless sisters, brothers, and children in the US and worldwide.
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