The traditional materials of our beads are said to have curative and balancing qualities. All of our bracelets are strung on elastic to fit all sizes and made by our Fair Trade cottage industry partners. Our Sandalwood bracelets are made from a total of 28 pure Mysore Sandalwood beads.Based on Vedic and Buddhist traditions, the large bead represents the teacher or teachings, and is called the Meru Bead, named after the mystical mountain named Meru. Sandalwood is calming,cooling and helps to facilitate meditation. The natural fragrance of the sandalwood beads will last for years, with no oils added..