I know this to be a japenese charm, but im sure it has been used, and is used, in many cultures. Luck beads can be made into a bracelet, necklace, anklet, ect. I have personaly had some good experiences with these beads. Simply weave beads, of chosen colors, into jewelry. make sure the beads are held in place, about an inch or so apart. (but hey, do watcha want). You can certainly have your own take on colors, but this is how it went at the shop i perchased mine from; Black-luck, Purple-intelect, Yellow-happiness, Blue-fortune, Red-love, Pink-beauty, Green-riches, Orange-travel, White-luck. Im sure someone may enjoy this post, hope i dont get spamed by insults. Im sure the color of the thread used can be any color, but mine came on what looked to be hemp.