Made in Ghana, these are very old African shell and glass beads. These African beads range in size from 7-8mm. The holes measure measures 1.5, perfect for some of your thinner cords or leather. This one of a kind strand is both shell and glass. Because the glass interlocking beads are handmade, each bead does vary slightly in size and shape. We were only able to get one of these unique handmade beads, so if you like it, grab it.