Wanna take a chance? When we have beads left over on strands, or have a single strand that we don't want to list, or have a necklace that breaks, we put all of the beads into a giant box, and then we scoop out a full pound (that's a big double-handful of beads) into a bag. It's impossible to say how many are in a pound. Thousands, probably?
MOST are made of gemstones. There will be a few glass, plastic, wood, metal, or other materials.
MOST are chips. There are also round, cube, tube, tooth, nugget, rondell, fan, and other shapes.
MOST are 3-15mm. A few are smaller, and a few are bigger.
MOST do not have enough for a single project. While we sometimes tie off ends of strands (thus ensuring a small batch of similar styles), the majority are just thrown in there.
MOST are actual beads, but every pound seems to have at least one or two small pendants, bells, findings, carvings, crystals, etc.
If you're ready to take a chance, then buy a batch--and then clear your table and set aside a couple of hours, because the most fun part about these beads is going through all of them!