The peace-loving hippies shared their love with each other, and as a sign of their affection for fellow human beings, they wore love beads. Handmade beaded necklaces were the universal symbol for brotherly love and acceptance.
Love beads could be big or small, long or short, exquisitely crafted or simple and plain. Each necklace was different but guaranteed to be beautiful, just like its wearer. People traded their love beads, much like the fad of friendship bracelets in the following decade.
Oh, and love.