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6mm Blue Tiger Matte Bicone Beads [50]

6mm Blue Tiger Matte Bicone Beads [50]
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Price Per Lot: $2.80
Lots Available: 20
Style No. (bin): G691 (bya~e)

Cost per bead:

5.6 cents

Bead material:

Glass

Country of origin:

Czech Republic

Size/shape:

6mm bicone-shaped (a "bicone" is the shape of two pyramids joined at the base).

Colors/description:

Opaque blue and black with a black seam in the middle of each bead, and a matte finish.

Hole size:

1mm (estimated).

Defects:

The acid that they used to turn the surface matte may have left some small pits in the glass.

How photographed:

At the window in natural daylight.

Comments:

These beads are interesting.  They are the same as the shiny 'blue lapis' bicones that I carry, but they have a matte finish.  The matte finish actually makes the colors look somewhat muted.  As with many matte beads, there is a slight grayish hue to the surface.

Date first posted: April 16, 2006
Supplier: E
6mm Blue Tiger Matte Bicone Beads [50]
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Tags: bicones, G691, opaque,