This product was designed so that you can create your own Piu Piu skirt. Plastic "bamboo" tubes used together with the wooden beads (M4) to make your own simulated Piu Piu skirt; each package has approximately 250 pieces, available in black and natural Size: 1/4 " diameter | 2" length The amount of tubes & beads you will need all depends on the pattern you design for your skirt. First determine what each string will contain (ie: 6 tubes & 12 beads). Figure out how far apart you will sew your strings (ie: every half inch). How large is your waist? Then calculate the number of tubes and beads you need to complete your skirt! Good luck!