The rich red beads are made from quality Czech Glass. During the heyday of glass bead-making, the workshops of Bohemia produced high quality beads for the world market including the beads for the Africa Trade. This tradition continues to this day. Each of these delightful glass beads measures 9mm wide by 7mm diameter and has a hole size of 1mm. While the beads are shown on a string, we are selling them loose. You will receive a quantity equivalent to what is shown.