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2014
In its original form, cinnabar is crystallized red mercuric sulphide, the main ore bearing mercury. And it is extremely poisonous.

Cinnabar has been used for thousands of years as a coloring agent because of its intense red-orange color and is commonly referred to as vermillion or Chinese red. One of the most popularly known use of cinnabar is in Chinese carved lacquerware, a technique that has its origins during the Song Dynasty. 

In the modern jewelry industry, the toxic pigment is replaced by a resin-based polymer that approximates the appearance of pigmented lacquer.

A beautiful vermillion cinnabar is carved with the stylised Chinese character for happiness. It is framed by Japanese Delica beads in a simple bezel. A richly embellished silky tassel hangs from the focal cinnabar to swing gracefully and gently with every movement.

The pendant is hung from a pentagonal right angle weave rope woven from hundreds of black beads. The clasp is a small cinnabar bead carved with a traditional lotus motif.

This necklace was made for the February 2014 monthly challenge of the Operation Tackle That Bead Stash FaceBook group

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