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10x12mm Yellow Satin Coated 3-Petal Flower Beads [25]

10x12mm Yellow Satin Coated 3-Petal Flower Beads [25]
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Price Per Lot: $4.30
Lots Available: 13
Style No. (bin): G1662 (awc+)

Beads per lot:
25

Cost per bead:

17.2 cents

Bead material:

Glass

Country of origin:

Czech Republic

Size/shape:

10mm (from hole to hole) x 12mm (wide) "three-petal" deep flowers with the hole through the middle.  They are called 3-petal flowers because the outer rim of the flower has 3 raised, rounded areas.  There are also 2 grooves on the outside of each "petal".

Colors/description:

Glass beads, probably yellow, with a synthetic satiny yellow coating.  (If the inner bead were clear, I don't think the yellow color would be nearly so intense.)  I don't know how durable the coating is.

Hole size:

1mm (estimated).

Defects:

The beads appear to be in good shape, although some beads may be chipped.  If you receive chipped beads, please contact me for a partial refund.  As is always the case, there is some roughness in the center of the flower, in the depression around the hole.

How photographed:

At the window in natural daylight.

Comments:

Czech synthetic coatings are getting more and more sophisticated.  They used to feel like plastic to the fingers, but now they are hard and feel like glass.  However, as I said above, I have no idea how durable the coatings are.  It's possible that the coatings may help protect the glass from chipping.

 

My picture is somewhat confusing.  To give you a better idea of the shape of the beads, here is the supplier's picture: 

The supplier's picture makes the beads look a lighter yellow.  My picture is more accurate:  These beads are such a deep yellow that they verge on orange.  However, it's possible that my picture is a bit too dark.

 

About the price:  The supplier's price for large 3-petal beads is going up.  Clearly they are desirable beads, since they usually sell out quickly.  To keep the per-lot price down, I really should sell them in lots of 20.  But they come on strands of 25 beads, and it is just too easy to pull 25 off a strand instead of counting out lots of 20.

Date first posted: September 22, 2009
Supplier: E
Caleb's notes:  
10x12mm Yellow Satin Coated 3-Petal Flower Beads [25]
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