3mm wide by 2.5mm high round Water Buffalo bone beads that have been dyed rose red, light orange, sunny yellow, grass green, bright blue, indigo blue and purple with dye made from herbs and leaves. Sometimes the beads are yak bone beads. Closure on each necklace is a small brass twist clasp.
159 bead-count per necklace give or take a bead. The drilled hole in the bead is .5mm.
The beads are strung on cotton thread, not elastic. Please note that the clasps are not always very reliable or strong. About one out of ten breaks.
The hues of these colorful beads align with the seven chakras.
What are chakras?
The word chakra means wheel in Sanskrit. Sanskrit is an ancient Indian language. The psyche or causal plane is different from the physical body while being energetically connected and interactive with the it along with the astral plane. There are numerous connections, but there are seven chakra connections from the base of the spine to the top of the head that are the primary points of interaction. The energy exchanges causes them to rotate or spin like wheels, which is why they were named chakras.
Here is a list of the seven chakras with their correlative locations, colors, elements and functions.
1st Chakra aka Root Chakra is located at the tailbone. Its color is red and its element is earth. It is about survival, connection to the earth, safety and instinctual behavior.
2nd Chakra aka Sacral Plexus Chakra is located along the spine between the pubic bone and the belly button. Its color is orange and its element is water. It is about sex, joy, creativity, reproduction, identity, self-esteem and enjoying the sweetness of life.
3rd Chakra aka Solar Plexus Chakra is located along the spine above the stomach. Some say it is aligned with the navel. Its color is yellow and its element is fire. It is about ego, will, closely-held desires, nourishment (digestion), impulse and control
4th Chakra aka Heart Chakra is located along the spine at the level of the heart. Its color is green and its element is air. It is about acceptance, love, compassion and spirituality.
5th Chakra aka Throat Chakra is located along the spine at the level of the base of the throat where the thyroid is. Its color is blue and its element is gas or etheric. It is about communication and clairaudience.
6th Chakra aka Third Eye Chakra is located between the brows. Its color is indigo blue and its element is light. It is about understanding, imagination, rational thought and clairvoyance.
7th Chakra aka Crown Chakra or Thousand Petaled Lotus Blossom is located at the top of the head. Its color is iridescent lavender and its element is light and ether. It is about the connection to Divine Source.