Multi strands of African trade beads otherwise called "Christmas" beads. I love the colors and they look right at home with my colorful lampwork beads. I've chosen this set to wear tomorrow at Seagrass Gallery for the Mother's Day Studio Tour. Black top, white jacket and denim dress slacks. It is important to me that I wear jewelry pieces that really express my artistic style and this set definately does...... Screams Hippkitty Beads!!!!