Chris is also working on his PhD in Chemistry and so I needed a title that was appropriate in a chemical/life/humor sort of way. If you're ever wondering how the beads come about, this is my tale in a nutshell for one bead.
You can choose between three different ready to ship hole-sizes when you purchase this bead set.
5mm hole size. The beads are 25mm or 1 inch long. Chopstick sized hole.
7mm hole size. The beads are 19mm or .75 inch long. Pencil sized hole. The most popular size for your dreads. Yes, they are washable.
Custom hole-sizes are available up to 14mm or .50 inch in diameter. Anything wider is constructed differently and involves a higher price point. Please see jumbo fiber rings and scarf slides in my other fun shop, Softjewelry at http://www.etsy.com/shop/SoftJewelry
The patterning on the beads is an unpredictable blue, tan and brown. The beads you receive will be a variation on the patterning seen in the photo. If you want a photo of the exact beads you are buying, contact me. I'm happy to take more photos.