For those of you that are not into the "skull" scene, I offer you this alternative. I bought this hand painted porcelain bead from a visiting Tibetain Monk. The cord I have used is a cotton cord and the stones I used, are genuine fancy jasper. This is a 7 inch bracelet ( I can lengthen it if you need) The clasp is VERY easy to use large hinge clasp. I have had many people give me feed back at how amazed they are that they can take these bracelets on and off so easily! YAY!!!