Price listed is for each strand of beads. These are approximately 8mm vintage Japanese brown glass beads. There are approximately 100 beads per strand. These may ship loose not on the strand. 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. The size and shape of these beads may vary slightly.