These beads are made in the Czech Republic from pressed glass and have a very uniform size and shape. The 2-hole lentil beads are part of the Czechmates 2-hole system, with the holes perfectly aligning with those of the other 2-hole Czech beads. The beads are a round disc shape and taper slightly towards the edges. The bead holes are large and allow for multiple passes of beading threads. The beads measure 6mm and have two parallel holes each measuring 0.8mm in diameter. Each strand has 50 lentil beads.