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12mm Avocado Picasso Polished Rectangle Beads [20]

12mm Avocado Picasso Polished Rectangle Beads [20]
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Price Per Lot: $4.50
Lots Available: 29
Style No. (bin): G1879 (aaa~e)

Style:  G1879
 
Beads per lot:  20

Cost per bead:  22.5 cents

Bead material:  Glass

Country of origin:  Czech Republic

Size/shape:  12mm (long) x 8mm (wide) x 4mm (thick) rectangles with polished sides or "windows".

Colors/description:
  Mostly opaque (i.e., slightly milky) avocado- or olive-green.  (See comments.)
 
Hole size:  1mm (estimated).

Defects:  I eliminate seriously defective beads before shipping.  I can't eliminate every bead which has a slight defect, so I use my judgement as to which defects are so serious that the bead can't be used.  Certainly, cracks, deep or long scratches, large pits, partially polished sides, large spots of picasso coating on the sides, and malformations are all enough for me to eliminate a bead.  But I may not eliminate a bead if it has very shallow scratches, small pits, or very small spots of picasso coating on the sides, or other small anomalies that don't ruin the overall appearance.  If you receive any beads with serious defects, that means that I overlooked them, and you should contact me for a pro-rated refund.

How photographed:  At the window in natural daylight.

Comments:  These beads are the supplier's replacement for the olive-green polished rectangles that went out of stock a while back.  Although they are a replacement for those beads, they are different enough that I decided to assign them a new number and give them a new name ("avocado" instead of "olive").  They are more yellow than the olive-green beads were.  Also, the glass is very slightly milky (the olive-green beads were completely opaque).  Another difference is that the polished sides are much smoother than the sides of the olive-green beads were.  These beads have sides that are so smooth that they are almost mirror-like.  Indeed, I suspect that the sides are polished by machine.  If that is the case, then that is a good thing.  Hand-polishing results in many imperfect beads, whereas these beads are much more perfect.
 
Date first posted:  January 7, 2011
 
Supplier:  E
 
Caleb's notes:

12mm Avocado Picasso Polished Rectangle Beads [20]
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