This Trollbead, the first chakra, represents the element earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane. Ideally this chakra brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence. The Root Chakra Trollbead was introduced to Trollbeads in 2004 and is a part of the Glass Group II Trollbeads. In total there are seven Chakra Trollbeads. The Root Chakra is a rich Chinese red varying from medium to darker tones. On the top surface of the bead there is a bright layer of gold leaf that wraps around the Trollbead in a wispy irregular band. Gold Leaf is, by nature, very thin and irregular. It's these irregularities Trollbeads collectors love to study when picking out their own Trollbead. The last layer is thick clear glass and this ads the depth to the beads. This Trollbeads, as with most of the lamp work glass Trollbeads was designed by Lise Aagaard.