Our Czech Bead Lanyards are handmade by indigenous Indian craft workers in Central America who have apprenticed under experienced artisans and are now very skilled themselves. Czech glass beads are by far the preferred component in authentic and/or intricate beadwork due to their uniform size and brilliant colorfast hues. 11/0 Czech seed beads are the predominant size bead used in our Czech Bead Lanyards, but there may be some pieces that actually use 12/0 or smaller. Czech bugle beads are also used. You will definitely like these great handmade beaded items!