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 red beads are around 1/2" (some are a little larger and some a little smaller) and have a 1.984mm hole. They aren't perfect but they are special and one of a kind. There are 19 beads in this listing.