I really like making beads; sawing, hammering, soldering, drilling, polishing...what's not to like?! All the beads are sterling, textured on both sides and drilled through the center lengthwise. The holes will accommodate at least a 20 gauge wire, if you would like a larger hole, let me know and I can enlarge the hole for you. The beads are generally in the size range of 8mm - 15mm height and 10mm - 20mm diameter. These are not the lightweight stamped beads you may be accustom to buying please plan your pieces accordingly.
You are seeing both sides of one bead in this picture. This sterling bead is stamped "Start Today" it is 9mm high, diameter of 13.5mm and weight 2.2 grams.