These beads are plastic, white cube alphabet beads with vertical holes. The beads have letters or numbers on four sides. When strung, the beads read from top to bottom. These beads have larger holes so they can be strung on hemp, leather cord, suede, lacing, lanyard, rattail and other thicker types of cords. They can also be used with thinner stringing material too such as gossamer stretch cord or flexible beading wire. You can purchase these beads as individual letters, or in packages of mixed letter beads or mixed number beads. Use pony beads to add color to your projects. If you need instructions for beading projects or ideas, please take a look at our bead project ideas. These beads are also perfect for making key chains (click here for beaded key chain instructions).