I ran across these beautiful vintage cotton pearls and thought how Interesting. These are actually made of compressed cotton and then coated with a luminous ivory pearl finish! This process produces a very solid and rock hard pearl bead that is light as a feather! Rare beauties indeed! Made in Japan in the 1940’s. These faux cotton pearls are very sturdy under normal wear, however, they are not water proof. They make a great statement don't you think. I dressed this pair of 8mm pearl's with an antique brass foliage bead cap and placed them on a vintage ear wire. I will be listing these earrings In the next couple of day's In my shop. Enjoy your Wednesday.