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7x10mm Pink Swirl Pillow Beads [50] (see Defects)

7x10mm Pink Swirl Pillow Beads [50] (see Defects)
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Price Per Lot: $2.80
Lots Available: 1
Style No. (bin): G1868 (aqb~7e)

Style:  G1868
 
Beads per lot:  50

Cost per bead:  5.6 cents

Bead material:  Glass

Country of origin:  Czech Republic

Size/shape:  7mm (thick) x 10mm (wide) pillow-shaped beads.

Colors/description:
  Opaque white and pink swirled together, with a matte finish.
 
Hole size:  1mm (estimated).

Defects:
  About 25% to 30% of these beads (my estimate) have small fissures in them, but the fissures are not always visible to the naked eye.  Also, a small percentage have pits.  I'm guessing that when the manufacturer saw that the beads had fissures, they put the beads through an acid wash to give them a matte finish.  That succeeded in making the fissures less visible.  Since many of the defective beads will be usable, I reduced the price by only 25%.  Surprisingly, the original batch of these beads sold well, so I restocked them in December, 2013.  At that time, I reduced the price further.

How photographed:  At the window in natural daylight.

Comments:  I don't usually restock defective beads, but these beads were popular.  The fissures described above aren't very apparent, and overall they look very nice.  My picture is fairly accurate, although it is an older picture and I didn't include any close-ups (as I do now when posting new beads).
 
Date first posted:  January 1, 2011
 
Supplier:  E
 
Caleb's notes:

7x10mm Pink Swirl Pillow Beads [50] (see Defects)
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Tags: G1868, opaque, pillows,