Shungite 16" barrel beads on fishing line
Is there a connection between beads and the way we communicate with each other? This might seem bizarre, but there is one! Beads are believed to have been one of the earliest forms of trade between the members of the human race. And the trading used to be (and in some sense still is) one of the main reasons the language developed, spread, and transformed. Our barrel-shaped shungite beads are carved from the Zazhoginskaya mine shungite, coming from the mysterious Karelia. They can surely add an expression or two to our language.