Glass beads with an authentic pearl look
Shell pearls are made of a glass core which is coated with real mother-of-pearl. The result is a perfect round shape and a surface that has the same beautiful iridescent shine as real pearls. Smyks offer high quality shell pearls that are wear-resistant and can withstand long-term use.
Please note that the holes in the beads are usually only 0.8mm in diameter. They can easily be threaded on headpins, jewellery wire or beading silk thread, but not on wax cord and the like. Shell pearls consist mainly of a glass core, that is why the holes cannot easily be drilled or enlarged.