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7x8mm Opaque Pink/Gold Luster Rosebud Faceted Beads [15]

7x8mm Opaque Pink/Gold Luster Rosebud Faceted Beads [15]
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Price per Lot: $4.50
Lots Available: 3
Item No. (bin): F455 (pra)

Item no.:

F455

Bead material:

glass

Country of origin:

Czech Republic

Size/shape:

7mm (hole to hole) x 8mm (wide) rosebud-shaped molded beads with facets around the middle.  (I measured one of the beads, and the hole-to-hole distance was almost 8mm, so these beads may be a little larger than indicated.)

Colors/description:

Opaque pink with a mottled gold-luster coating.

Hole size:

1mm (estimated).

Defects:

I haven't noticed any significant defects.  However, fire-polished beads always have some imperfect facets.  To read about the fire-polishing process, click here.

How photographed:

At the window in natural daylight.

Comments:

Please note that the mottled gold coating on these beads doesn't show up very well in the picture.  Also, the beads can look somewhat dull in low light; they require bright light to look their best.

 

These are very attractive beads.  However, are they premium quality?  I carry many other faceted rosebud beads which are much cheaper.  The supplier, however, saw fit to put a price on these beads which is more than double the price of other rosebud beads, and I have no choice but to pay it.  Since these are attractive beads, I decided to get them and let my customers decide whether to spend the extra money.  There's no doubt that the supplier's price is inflated, although it's true that opaque colors cost a little more to manufacture.  This kind of "premium pricing" really gets me steamed.  On the other hand, if they didn't use premium pricing on some beads, then all the other beads would probably be more expensive.

Date first posted: July 31, 2009
Supplier: E
7x8mm Opaque Pink/Gold Luster Rosebud Faceted Beads [15]
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