My husband recently returned home from Malawi, Africa with a bag full of beautiful handmade beads. He found these is a small ceramic shop. They were made by a few of the locals. These beads are around 1/2" (some are a little longer and some a little shorter) and have a 2mm hole (some of the holes are a little larger and some are a little smaller). They aren't perfect but they are special and one of a kind. There are 31 beads in this listing.