These vintage glass beads were hand made in Japan. They are an opaque snowy white embellished with random ribbons of warm caramel color. If you look at them closely you can see that the scribbles are actually stringers (very thin rods of glass) which were applied to the beads and then pressed into the bead itself. The shape is rather baroque and as the beads were individually handmade they are all a little different. They are simple yet elegant and can be dressed up or down. They are 12mm high and you will receive 12 beads.