These vintage 1960's Japanese round beads are PERFECT for Christmas/holiday jewelry designs but they also remind me of baseballs or softballs. They are opaque white with a series of bright red stripes swirling around the centers of the beads so that they remind me of candy canes or peppermint candy. They measure 10mm and the holes are just slightly more than 1mm. As handmade items, there is some slight variation in color, size, and the striping patterns on each bead are unique and vary from one to the next. Sold per lot of 15 pieces.