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love beads

pl.n.
Small beads on a necklace, especially when worn as a symbol of love and peace, originally by hippies.
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love′ beads`


n.pl.
a necklace of beads worn as a symbol of peace.
[1965–70]
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The 1960s were represented by the anarchic, free-form, sexually unbound look of mini-skirts, love beads and afros.
Pufnstuf", from Altamont to "The Partridge Family", "Groovy: When Flower Power Bloomed in Pop Culture" is a far-out trip to the era of lava lamps and love beads. This profusely illustrated, psychedelic colored study by Mark Voger features interviews with icons of grooviness such as Peter Max, Brian Wilson, Peter Fonda, Melanie, David Cassidy, members of the Jefferson Airplane, Cream, the Doors, the Cowsills and Vanilla Fudge; and cast members of groovy TV shows like "The Monkees," "Laugh-In" and "The Brady Bunch".
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Ziggy's appearance was a watershed moment in fashion, marking a shift away from the long hair, jeans and love beads of the 1960s.
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LELO's version of the "Ben Wa" or "Geisha" balls, used by the novel's leading lady, are high-quality "love beads" which are worn to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
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It's beautiful!" Viewers are invited to dig the scenes at the hip cafes, swinging underground parties and psychedelic be-ins of a bohemian Los Angeles festooned with love beads. The film's ambiguous ending also features a rapprochement between the two women that doesn't end six feet under.
John Martyn's One World album: This takes me back to my youth, when I used to play and sing in folk clubs and go to folk festivals, wearing maxi dresses and love beads!