Well, not strictly true. I’ve had these hanging around for a while and finally decided to simply string them onto embroidery floss and be done with it! Have worn them two days in a row already. They do a number of colour themes and they look Italian to me but not that I’ve checked, so if you get yourself down to a John Lewis Haberdashery, you’ll find them. Would love to say that I’d hand selected them from a beautiful bead shop…….but sadly not the case.