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. Shipping: UNLESS you request otherwise, I ship everything by First Class mail with a tracking number. Upon your request, I can ship by Priority US Mail for $6.00. (Please see my shop policies.) If your shipping address is in Alaska or Hawaii or outside of the U.S., please message me before you purchase so that I can calculate shipping costs. Thanks for shopping!