Made in Japan, the base of these faux pearls is acrylic, making them very light. They have a silver toned bead cap with a loop so they can easily be attached to any design. Dangle them in earring designs, from necklace designs or use these pearl beads as a charm as well. Just imagine the possibilities! These faux pearls were featured in an Elizabeth Taylor style design Bead & Button Magazine. This item was formally #11828. We have found more stock. Yay!