Made by hand in the legendary Bead Factory in the Czech Republic. Normally, glass beads (balls) are blown and strung together to create 5.5' garlands to drape around your tree. The "beads" here are tiny 1" train cars complete with engine and caboose. Just hook from one branch to another in a swag that will delight any little boy or girl. A perfect starter ornament for a future grown up collection.