Balsa Pearl Collection
"Balsa Pearls" are made of recycled balsa wood. The balsa is a large, fast-growing tree with wood that is very soft and light. The wood is commonly used for the construction of model aircraft, surf boards, and the decks of many types of boats. The pearls are made from the balsa lumber left over after the production of such articles.
It is only recently that highly-skilled Japanese artisans were able to develop a method to turn the wood into these pearls after many attempts and tests. The pearls are coated with a special pearlized paint that will not delaminate and the pearls are water-resistant due to the nature of the wood. The pearls are light, smooth, and silky.