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15mm Celsian Cut-Crystal Teardrop Beads [5]

15mm Celsian Cut-Crystal Teardrop Beads [5]
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Price Per Lot: $5.00
Lots Available: 21
Style No. (bin): C033 (eia~)

Style: C033
Beads per lot: 5
Cost per bead: $1.00
Bead material: Glass
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Size/shape: 15mm (from tip to tip) x 9mm (wide) crystal teardrops with the hole running sideways through the narrow end.  These are Preciosa-brand cut-crystal beads, not fire-polished beads.
Colors/description: Clear beads with a brownish-gold coating made to look like the mineral celsian.  The coating is not synthetic.
Hole size: 1mm (estimated).
Defects: These are high-quality cut-crystal beads.  Despite that, some beads may have a few small nicks at the edges of some facets.  I am inspecting the beads individually, and I am eliminating beads that have larger nicks, but I am not eliminating beads that have very small nicks.  If you are dissatisfied with the beads, please contact me.
How photographed: At the window in natural daylight.
Comments: These are leaded-glass beads, but they pose no hazard to anyone.  It is my belief that celsian coatings are heat-sealed (fire-polished) to the beads, but I'm not sure how that's possible with cut-crystal beads, which are not fire-polished.  I'm not sure that my picture is entirely accurate.  It came out too dark and too brown and I had to do a lot of fixing-up to the picture.
Date first posted: October 20, 2012
Supplier: C
Caleb's notes:  
15mm Celsian Cut-Crystal Teardrop Beads [5]
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