Is it true Jackie O. wore glass pearls? - overheard the guy on QVC say this. Made these three necklaces for my three BFFs bday last year - yeah..they loved them! So easy to make these, either by stringing or knotting. Pearls can be worn either with your dressy outfits or casual jeans outfit - either way will make your look "very classy". These are, of course, glass pearls (large 12mm). Who can afford the real ones??? They certainly look like the real thing. Since they are glass, they do have a little weight on them.