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6mm 'Storm' Blue Snail-Shell Glass Pearls [75] (see Comments)

6mm 'Storm' Blue Snail-Shell Glass Pearls [75] (see Comments)
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Price per Lot: $3.75
Lots Available: 3
Item No. (bin): G1956 (byb+)

Style: G1956
Beads per lot:
75
Cost per bead:
5 cents
Bead material:
Glass
Country of origin:
Czech Republic
Size/shape:
6mm snail shell-shaped beads.
Colors/description:
Glass beads (probably white) with a lustrous grayish-blue synthetic coating.
Hole size:
1mm (estimated).
Defects: The coating on Czech pearls is fairly thin, and I don't know how durable it is.  Also, inevitably a few pearls will be missing some coating around one of the holes (a common defect with Czech coated beads).  A few pearls may also have some anomalies in the coating, such as bumps, indentations or a bit of dirt.
How photographed: At the window in natural daylight.
Comments: IMPORTANT:  I realized, after carrying pearls for many years, that any color that has blue in it fades with time.  The remaining lots of these beads are steel gray with just a hint of blue -- not nearly as blue as the picture indicates.  You should buy them only if you want gray beads.

I like this moody dark gray-blue.  I've never gotten it in this shape before.  The beads are sold in lots of 75 because they come strung that way.
Date first posted: April 23, 2011
Supplier: E
Caleb's notes:
6mm 'Storm' Blue Snail-Shell Glass Pearls [75] (see Comments)
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Tags: G1956,