Made in Ghana, these are very old handmade striped chevron beads. Chevron beads are made through a multi-step process. The first step is the making of the center cane, then another color glass is added and then this is usually put into a 12 point star mold. This process is repeated for each additional layer of the bead. These striped green beads have just a touch of red in the core and range in size from 10-15mm. The holes measure measures 1.5-2mm, perfect for some of your thinner cords or leather. Because these ethnic style beads are handmade, each bead does vary slightly in color, size and shape. We were only able to get a few of these unique handmade beads, so if you like them, grab them.