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8mm Aqua Vitrail Faceted Round Beads [50] (see Defects)

8mm Aqua Vitrail Faceted Round Beads [50] (see Defects)
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Price Per Lot: $5.50
Lots Available: 14
Style No. (bin): F052 (cha~)

Style no.:

F052

Beads per lot:

50

Cost per bead:

11 cents

Bead material:

Glass

Country of origin:

Czech Republic

Size/shape:

8mm round, faceted

Colors/description:

Translucent aqua with a brownish metallic "vitrail" coating on part of each bead.  Brown, violet and possibly olive green can be seen in the coating.

Hole size:

1mm (estimated).

Defects:

I haven't noticed any significant defects.  However, fire-polished beads always have some imperfect facets.  In this case, however, I would say that the imperfections are a little greater than usual.  You can see that some of the facets were cut with worn blades (because a worn blade will leave ridges in the facets).  However, I have carried worse, and the beads still look nice.

How photographed:

At the window in natural daylight.

Comments:

This is one of those rare cases in which the beads look better in the photograph than they look in real life.  I'm not saying that they aren't nice beads -- they are -- but they don't look as fabulous to me as they did many years ago.  I am pretty sure that they are from the same batch as the earlier beads.  Perhaps my standards have just gone up.

Date first posted:

November 3, 2004

Supplier:

C

Caleb's notes:

 

8mm Aqua Vitrail Faceted Round Beads [50] (see Defects)
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Tags: F052,