Pony beads are very popular for use in many different types of beading projects and craft projects. Pony beads are barrel shape or donut shape beads and are usually made of plastic. The most common size of pony beads is 6x9mm size and has a hole that is about 4mm. These large hole beads will work with many types of cording and string such elastic cording, Stretch Magic stretch cord, leather, suede, gossamer stretch cord, flexible beading wire, and monofilament. Pony beads can be strung with alphabet beads to create customized bead projects and crafts. Use our Bead Bracelet Calculator to figure out how many beads you need for your project.