The 2mm hole size of these beads make them perfect for leather cord, silk cord and other larger stringing materials. Amazingly small details on this bead make it a delightful spacer. Made by TierraCast, this bead is made in the USA. The silver plated finish is created with a plating of .999 Fine Silver over a nickel base metal with an antique wash highlighting the faceted edges creating a highly reflective surface.
While heishi (pronounced "hee shee") beads historically were carved from wood or shell, modern heishi beads typically refer to any small, disc shaped beads and are commonly made from pewter or base metal.