abrus precatorius

I collected several of these red and black beans near some hot springs in El Remate, Guatemala during my three month trip to southern Mexico. After some research I found these beautiful beans are used in musical instruments in South America. They are also poisonous if eaten - hence their bright color. So what better way to use them than making jewelry?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous24.8.12

    Not only if eaten, unfortunately...
    By time they could release dangerous powder, that with inhalation could be poison you...
    See http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-abrin.htm