Long strands of cylindrical beads that mimicked the shape of a grain of rice were sold in the 1970s as souvenirs from Charleston and as a local trend. These necklaces became known as “rice beads” because of the historical importance of rice in the Lowcountry. (Charleston Museum)
A large focal bead made from blue dyed agate with 8mm Fancy Jasper beads in deep green tones. Metal accent beads and jewelry quality stretch cord complete the eyecatching bracelet.