Price listed is for 1200 (1 mass) glass beads. These are approximately 6mm vintage Japanese sapphire pressed glass beads. These are mostly on strands but, some may ship loose to make up the full 1200 pieces. The vintage Japanese beads are shipped with a powder coating to help prevent scratching. Most of these beads still have the powder coating (with some having more than others). These will just need to be rinsed off.