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7x12mm Topaz Celsian 3-Petal Flower Beads [15]

7x12mm Topaz Celsian 3-Petal Flower Beads [15]
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Price Per Lot: $3.30
Lots Available: 38
Style No. (bin): G2305 (prb+j)

Style no.: G2305
Beads per lot: 15
Cost per bead: 24 cents
Bead material: Glass
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Size/shape: 12mm (wide) x 7mm (deep) flowers with three ridges sticking out which represent three petals.  The beads were difficult to measure.  Sometimes they seemed to measure 12mm and sometimes they seemed to measure 11.5mm.
Colors/description: Translucent light topaz with a heavy, dark-gold "celsian" coating on most of each bead.
Hole size: 1mm (estimated).
Defects: A close examination with a magnifying glass revealed that some beads have minor ripplies in the celsian coating, but those ripples can't be seen with the naked eye.
How photographed: Under two daylight-balanced lamps.  Note:  Using lamps leaves two bright spots on each bead -- especially on round beads -- but that can't be helped.  Also, the close-up shots may show defects that the human eye can't discern.
Comments: These are premium beads from my supplier of premium beads, but they are less expensive than usual because beads made of translucent glass with metallic coatings are less expensive to make than, say, opaque beads with picasso coatings.  However, they are very nice.

Celsian coatings are brownish gold.  My picture doesn't show the amount of gold on the beads -- for some reason, my camera tends to look "through" metallic coatings (as an example, the gold in gold-luster coatings also doesn't seem to show very well).  But these are very nice beads.  The overall effect is "dark gold".  They could also be described as dark bronze.

One other notable thing:  The 3-petal flowers that I got from this supplier previously were always 8mm deep.  I don't know why these beads are more shallow, only 7mm.  The shallower depth means that if you string several in a row, they sit together more snugly (as you can see in the picture).
Date first posted: December 8, 2015
Supplier: J
Caleb's notes:
7x12mm Topaz Celsian 3-Petal Flower Beads [15]
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7x12mm Topaz Celsian 3-Petal Flower Beads [15]
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7x12mm Topaz Celsian 3-Petal Flower Beads [15]
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7x12mm Topaz Celsian 3-Petal Flower Beads [15]
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7x12mm Topaz Celsian 3-Petal Flower Beads [15]
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