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6mm Bronze-Luster Teardrop Beads [100]

6mm Bronze-Luster Teardrop Beads [100]
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Price per Lot: $5.80
Lots Available: 14
Item No. (bin): G1736 (dob+b)

Cost per bead:  5.8 cents

Bead material:  Glass

Country of origin:  Czech Republic

Size/shape:  6mm (long) x 4mm (wide) teardrops with the hole running through the long direction.

Colors/description:  Clear beads with a mottle bronze- or gold-colored coating.

Hole size:  1mm (estimated).

Defects:  The beads appear to be in good shape, although a small percentage of beads may not be perfectly shaped (variations in size or shape are common in very small beads).

How photographed:  At the window in natural daylight.

Comments:  I struggled with whether to call these "bronze-luster" or "gold-luster" beads.  "Bronze" implies a yellowish color, although bronze doesn't always look yellowish.  I suspect that all bronze- and gold-luster coatings are made with bronze, so I settled on "bronze-luster" to describe these beads.  Curiously, the supplier calls this color "topaz lumi".  That would imply that the inner bead is topaz, but I am sure it is clear.  Please note that in very bright light, the beads may appear much brighter than my picture shows.  I fixed up the picture at night, and under artificial light they looked pretty dark to me.

Date first posted:  January 3, 2010

6mm Bronze-Luster Teardrop Beads [100]
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