My Curious Creations' HAPPY BEADS were created on the idea of the Greek Worry Beads (Komboloi pronounced:"come-bo-loy"). It is believed that Komboloi (worry beads) are anti-depression and assist one whose life is not balanced and grounded. It helps in removing the mental stress of a human being and also in building a balance between his/her body and mind. Each Happy Bead strand has 13 beads strung plus 2 more on the ends. The object of these beads are for your intention. You put in what you want to get back. I chose the number 13 because it is a favorite of mine. 13 also has many different significances in a number of different cultures and historys. Bottom line is...These beads make you feel happy because they were created with loving balanced intensions!!