These are fantastic fire-polish Czech glass beads, perfect for your most stunning designs. They are handmade in the Czech Republic through a process of molding, facet-cutting, and firing in a high-temperature furnace. The process gives the bead a beautiful sheen and scratch-resistant surface. (For more information, see our blog post on Fire-polish beads.) The 8 mm. Rondell beads are a gorgeous deep red cranberry color as shown. (They are slightly spotted near the holes, in white-gray/black, for a great look with 'depth'.) Each strand has 25 sparkling beads; strands are sold separately at $8.00 each. Contact me for a special discount if you'd like to purchase multiple strands.