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11mm Capri Blue Picasso 3-Cut Teardrop Beads [25]

11mm Capri Blue Picasso 3-Cut Teardrop Beads [25]
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Price Per Lot: $3.60
Lots Available: 18
Style No. (bin): G1685 (cha~c)

Style no.:  G1685
 
Cost per bead:  14.4 cents

Bead material:  Glass

Country of origin:  Czech Republic

Size/shape:  11mm long teardrops with 3 facets or "windows".  The hole runs through the length.

Colors/description:
  Translucent dark aqua with a brownish-silver coating on the non-faceted areas of the beads.
 
Hole size:  1mm (estimated).

Defects:  These beads are fire-polished, which means that many of the facets are imperfect.  Some facets are not smooth, but instead have a mottled texture.  To read about the fire-polishing process, click here.

How photographed:  At the window in natural daylight.

Comments:  Until recently, I was calling these beads "dark aqua", but then I decided that they are actually capri blue.

The brownish-silver picasso coating on these beads is very interesting.  I  just wish the facets were more perfect.  Some facets look textured, as if they were matte instead of smooth.
 
Date first posted:  October 24, 2009
 
Supplier:  C
 
Caleb's notes:  x

11mm Capri Blue Picasso 3-Cut Teardrop Beads [25]
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