Ranging in a mix of colors from purple to gray and green to pink, these freshwater pearls have been languishing in the back of a warehouse for the last 25 years. With the freshwater pearl industry having huge challenges with water purity and production, to find old pearls that are affordably priced and good quality is heavenly. Most beads will fit on 24 gauge craft wire, but you may find a few that need 26 gauge. Holes will fit 2 passes of Micro C-Lon using a Flexible Eye Needle. If you are using Griffin Silk on a card (with a needle), a Size 5 is a good choice. Expect variations in pearl sizes, dimpling, and shading. Even on the same strand, not all pearls are consistent. Originally imported from China, the natural color has been enhanced through irradiation, which is harmless to anyone wearing the pearls.
Sold by the 16 inch strand of 50-53.