Beads are a mixture of wood, glass, clay, shell, stone, semi-precious stone, and other natural materials. The theme for the Water Mala is "Seascape", evoking the romance and clarity of the ocean. The main wooden beads are white, and all accent beads are in pale blue, sea foam and shell pink hues. The beads are hand strung on matching heavy-duty Silkon beading thread, and you'd have to work very hard to break them. The tassels are made with French embroidery thread and have a beautiful silken sheen to them. Due to the hand made nature of this item, exact design may vary, but colors & themes are uniform.