It's not everyday that we find an old bead like this. These are primitive glass beads that were made in Czechoslovakia. The old process that was used to create these primitive beads was in use long before machine cutting was perfected. The result is an irregular shaped bead that is mostly round and has a surface almost as if it were coated in sugar. The average size if these splendid beads is 5mm and the holes range in size from 1.5-2mm, accommodating some of your thicker stringing materials. We really love this rich purple haze color. These primitive beads are limited and once they are gone, they are gone forever. We are selling these primitive cut beads in lots of 100 beads.