These glass beads are Long Magatamas, manufacturered by Miyuki of Japan. Long Magatamas are longish beads cut and holed diagonally, and are a little like small dagger beads. They have many uses - we are especially fond of them in Chain Maille designs, and of course with Kumihimo braiding. We sell them in 14g packs, which is just right for making a Kumihimo beaded bracelet along with our size 5's. This colour is Crystal Transparent Amethyst Lined Luster Iris.