These African trade beads are made of hand formed brass. These were purchased over 15 years ago and were old at the time that we purchased them, but we're not comfortable calling them vintage. They do show a nice aged patina.
The beads are bicone shaped and measure about 9mm from end to end. The stringing hole is 2mm to 3mm in diameter.
They are wonderful to add to treasure necklaces or bracelets.
We're showing several beads for illustration of the variance.