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9mm Rose/Aqua Luster Teardrop Beads [50] (see Defects)

9mm Rose/Aqua Luster Teardrop Beads [50] (see Defects)
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Price Per Lot: $4.20
Lots Available: 4
Style No. (bin): G2007 (dwa~f)

Style no.: G2007
Beads per lot:
50
Cost per bead:
8.2 cents
Bead material:
Glass
Country of origin:
Czech Republic
Size/shape:
9mm (long) teardrops, about 6mm wide.  The hole runs sideways through the narrow end.
Colors/description:
Each bead is 1/2 opalescent light rose pink and 1/2 opalescent light aqua; the beads have a luster coating.
Hole size:
1mm (estimated).
Defects: Important:  Most beads are cracked.  The cracks do not not seem to be making the beads come apart, however, as I have not found any broken beads in the package.  The cracks can be seen with the eyes, but they are not obvious.  Your customers might not notice anything wrong.  Since the beads will be usable for many of my customers, I reduced the price by just 33% (though the vast majority have cracks).  One-third off isn't a bad discount.  I got the beads from one of my most expensive suppliers, so they would be very expensive otherwise.  If not for the cracks, I'd be selling them in lots of 25 for over $3.00 per lot.
How photographed: At the window in natural daylight.
Comments: I think that my comments under "Defects" say it all.  Cracks in mixed-color beads are not unusual.  Except for the cracks, the beads have a very pleasing, gentle, sophisticated appearance.
Date first posted: August 1, 2011
Supplier: B
Caleb's notes: The supplier had only 3/4 of a mass left.
9mm Rose/Aqua Luster Teardrop Beads [50] (see Defects)
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