The 2mm hole size of these organic shaped nugget beads make them perfect for leather cord, silk cord and other larger stringing materials. Made by TierraCast, this bead is made in the USA. The silver plated finish is created with a plating in a .999 Fine Silver over a nickel base metal. And antique wash is applied over the bead highlighting the uneven, nugget shaped faces create an authentic, rustic look
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.