3x5mm Freshwater Pearls IHD: .5mm
With charm that seems to come with little things, these small, freshwater pearls have become a favorite. Shaped like a teardrop or grain of rice, they are drilled top to bottom. Because they are natural, expect variation in size and shape. Most beads will fit on 24 gauge 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 2 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.
Sold on 16 inch strand of 83-85 beads.