These 9 mm translucentglass crow beads are made in India. These modern beads are replicas of the kind of beads often used as trade beads in the 1600 to 1800s. They are comparable in size to the immitation plastic beads sold at craft stores under the trade name of pony beads. Translucent means they are a semi-transparent color that allows light to pass through, giving them a very lovely color. You are purchasing a strand of 100 beads of the same color. 10 strands equal approximately a kilo.