This strand of interlocking Czech glass beads is called "SNAKE" trade beads because of its similarity to the snake vertebrae. They date back from the early 1900's. These beads have been molded and the strand is in pretty good condition. It has a bone color and is great to be used as spacers. The beads are about 9mm in diameter, and tones may vary slightly with some beads being a little more yellowish and not as shiny as the one in the picture.
The strand can be worn as is because it is long enough to slip over the head. You can also use these beads as spacers in your own bead creations.