Each bead on this mala is 5 mm and there are 108 beads in this set. At the end of this mala there are two sets of three counter beads. This mala is made from 108 red lotus seeds. The tassel in the middle helps you return to the beginning point when using this mala for meditation. This mala can be worn as a necklace or wrapped around your wrist and worn as a bracelet when you are not using it. Each red lotus seed is 6 mm wide. This Tibetan Buddhist red lotus seed prayer beads mala was handmade in Nepal.