These black Vinyl Beads are strung on string and a strand is 29″ long.The ‘heishi’ beads are about 3 mm. You will receive a strand that is similar to the ones in the photos. These Vinyl Beads make great spacer beads.
Folklore has it that these beads were made from old records but apparently they are actually made from an early rubber product called Vulcanite. Vulcanite is a hard, moldable rubber that has been formed by “vulcanizing” natural rubber through a curing process that involves high heat and the addition of sulfur. The result is a hard substance sometimes called “ebonite” that was used in the Victorian period to make mourning jewelry, combs, ornaments and buttons.