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9mm Green Multi Striped Shell Beads [50]

9mm Green Multi Striped Shell Beads [50]
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Price Per Lot: $3.00
Lots Available: 3
Style No. (bin): G1596 (cmc+e)

Beads per lot:


Cost per bead:

6 cents

Bead material:


Country of origin:

Czech Republic


Shell-shaped beads.  9mm from hole to hole; 9mm wide; 5mm thick.


Horizontal stripes of various shades of green, brown, yellow, white and possibly red; most of the colors seem to be opaque.

Hole size:

1mm (estimated).


The picture revealed just a few beads with cracks, though many beads have small pits.  Most of the pits are so small that you won't be able to see them.  I reduced the price by 5%, though I don't believe the defects are that high.  Otherwise, I would have charged $3.90.  Note:  In February 2015, I reduced the price further to $3.00

How photographed:

At the window in natural daylight.


These beads were a pleasant surprise.  The last time I bought beads that looked like this, the supplier had brightened the picture and the actual beads were dark and depressing.  Also, shells like this are usually loaded with cracks, but in this case the cracked beads probably account for only 2% of the total.

Date first posted: May 20, 2009
Supplier: E
Caleb's notes:  
9mm Green Multi Striped Shell Beads [50]
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Tags: G1596, opaque, shells,