The beads are olive shaped and each has a pattern reminiscent of a scaly animal. Each "scale" is lavender on a dark blue background. There are small seed beads between each main bead to give the bracelet flexibility. The clasp is a sterling silver magnetic clasp which we import from Germany. It closes itself "automatically". To open you slide the two pieces apart to avoid straining the stringing. The clasp is a feature in itself. The bracelet is a standard 7" size but we can adjust as necessary to fit larger or smaller wrists.