Brought by ship from Europe to Africa and then “the New World” between the 16th and 18th centuries, glass beads known as "Padre Beads" were given out by missionaries to the indigenous people in gestures of friendship. These bright, blue beads made today are so similar to the originals. We have loved this bead and used it in so many projects, especially 5-7 Wrap Tahoe. Hole sizes are really varied and the leather we recommend for stringing is the .5mm...nothing heavier. Expect variations in size and shape.
Sold by the strand approximately 22-24 inches in length.