1x Vintage Early Plastic Faux Tortoise Shell Beads. These are quite a curiosity. They came to us with a batch of ojime beads, so it is possible that they too are also ojime or that they were strung alongside them on a necklace. The material they are made from is a very early plastic – possibly lucite, casein or galalith rather then bakelite as the ojime beads dated from the late 19th and early 20th century, i.e. predating the introduction of bakelite. Sold as a set of four beads, the larger beads are approximately 12mm hole-to-hole and the smaller beads are 10mm.