Marquise (tapered oval) shape has three stringing holes for intricate offloom bead-weaving projects. The double concave surface lets beads "nestle" into the shape, making for smoother weaves. Also popular as spacers for multi-strand stringing projects, they add an elegant organic curve to jewelry designs. Beads are named "Cali" after their original designer's hometown in Brazil. Items are made with solid color glass, which means the base color of the glass is saturated throughout the object and will not fade or rub off over time.