This collection of approximately 36 large, chunky, and multicoloured frosted glass beads shaped like a tear drop, are known as evil eyes because they are layered with raised dots that resemble eyes.
And they make ideal components for larger scale jewellery items whether it be a stylish necklace, a pair of earrings or a bracelet that will turn heads with envy.
Available in a modest range of colours - including teal, red, navy, clear, black, and topaz, these Indian beads would make a healthy addition to any bead collection.
The beads in this collection measure 15x30mm each, come with a 1.5mm-3mm threading hole and weigh in at 300 grams with each bead a bargain at $0.33.
Over the years, Indian bead makers have perfected their bead-making skills, and today, India is one of the largest bead producers in the world - with the majority of beads being produced in Varanasi – located in the northeast of the sub-continent.
Ranging from hand-carved wooden beads to tiny glass seeds, the traditional beads found in India cover a wide range of styles, materials, and treatment processes.
The beads made in Varanasi are exported in huge quantities throughout the world.
The accompanying photos illustrate what to expect in your order; please note that some images have been enlarged to show detail.