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4mm Milky Aqua Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [100]

4mm Milky Aqua Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [100]
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Price Per Lot: $3.00
Lots Available: 13
Style No. (bin): C060 (eia+y)

Style no.: C060
Beads per lot: 100
Cost per bead: 3 cents
Bead material: Glass
Country of origin: China
Size/shape: 4mm (long) x 4.5mm (wide) cut-crystal bicones.  Cut-crystal bicones have six sides rather than the four sides that ordinary bicones have.
Colors/description: Milky aqua -- some beads are darker and/or lighter than others.
Hole size: 1mm (estimated).
Defects: Chinese crystal bicones sometimes have chips around the holes.  Also, it appears that the holes are actually drilled rather than being part of the mold; I say this because sometimes the holes are slightly off-center (but only slightly).  In addition, the picture revealed that more than the usual number of beads have small chips at the edges of the facets, but because the beads are so small, I don't think the chips will be noticeable.
How photographed: Under two daylight-balanced lamps.
Comments: To the naked eye, Chinese bicones appear as perfect as Preciosa or Swarovski bicones, although I don't believe they actually are.  Happily, they are much cheaper than those more-expensive beads.  I consider them to be an adequate and economical substitute for Czech crystal bicones, so I may eventually switch over to the Chinese bicones entirely (unless my customers object).  (It bears noting that 4mm Chinese crystal bicones are slightly larger than Czech bicones.  Czech bicones are about .5 mm smaller in both dimensions.)

For some reason my new camera does not photograph milky colors very well, making the beads look indistinct.  That happened this time, and I don't know how to fix it.
Date first posted: November 21, 2015
Supplier: Y
Caleb's notes:
4mm Milky Aqua Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [100]
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4mm Milky Aqua Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [100]
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4mm Milky Aqua Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [100]
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4mm Milky Aqua Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [100]
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