Everything pairs perfectly with PEARLS! These lustrous gems of the sea never go out of style. From classical to contemporary, pearls have maintained their status as one of history’s most indispensable and versatile fashion accessories. Cultured freshwater pearls are available in numerous shapes and sizes, from dainty little seed pearls for accents and bead embroidery, to fun funky shapes and bright bold hues that will hold their own as the focal piece of any ensemble. Standard strand length for pearls is 15-16 inches. String them on silk beading cord, knotting in-between each pearl or use bead bumpers to protect them from scratching. Unless labeled otherwise, freshwater pearls are known for their small holes, so use a pearl reamer if you require a slightly larger hole size. Always remove pearls from original strand. Freshwater pearls are a natural material, so variations in size, shade, and shape are to be expected. Dyed pearls may not be colorfast, so be sure to wash them in warm soapy water before use.