He is holding onto a polished agate. I believe this was an Albuquerque thrift store find, because the metal is just garbage, but I probably bought it for $1, so there you go. I used to wear this bracelet on days when I knew I wouldn't be:
1. typing all day
2. handling artwork
3. wearing a fine knit top (his little arms are snaggy).
Sadly, I forgot #3, because I wore a fine knit top today and he snagged it TWICE.
This morning I decided to do the whole Oceanographic thing, and I pulled out another Albuquerque find - my little scrimshaw necklace.
It is a bit Moby Dick meets 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, but it made me happy that I was thematic today. I guess I could have added my coral earrings....