Made in Italy.These measure 2mm which should be about a size 10 by todays standards. The have that wonderful Italian irregular cut. These smaller hanks have 10 strands that are 5 inches long. Rare ones. These seed beads are all temporarily strung in hanks for your seed beading and weaving convenience. Simply tip your needle through the string and take off what you need. This is one of the nice features of beads sold in hanks.