French Solid Brass Beads
These beads are very popular for making breastplates and chokers as well as many other projects. These beads are "solid" and are quite heavy for their size. While they are called "French" beads, they are generally not made in France. Why they got the name "French," we're not really sure. In any case, this is the most common metal bead used in Native American crafts. The 8mm size is most frequently used. For the 4mm size, the count is approximate.