The base of this bracelet (the large red beads) is made up of 4 mm Czech fire polished faceted beads surrounded by white and red seed beads. The total length including clasp is 8 1/2". The clasp is a silver toned snap clasp. I find snap clasps to be very reliable plus closing the clasp with one hand shouldn't be a problem. I also include a free handmade jewelry bag with every jewelry purchase. I don't charge for shipping within the 48 continental United States. If you live outside of that area, please message me and I can give you an estimate on shipping costs. Thanks for shopping!