Archaeologists often find ancient beaded jewelry made with soapstone beads. The Egyptian scarab jewelry was often carved from soapstone. Soapstone is actually a mineral called steatite, and is used to make talc. Here the soapstone beads are spaced with clamshell heishi beads (little flat discs) and glass seed beads in an ivory color. The gold-plated lobster clasp is lead and nickel-free and tarnish resistant. This bracelet has an inside circumference of 5.5 inches and will fit the small wrist. It has a short extension chain to make it a little longer if needed.