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12mm Light Blue Picasso Coin Beads [15]

12mm Light Blue Picasso Coin Beads [15]
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Price Per Lot: $4.50
Lots Available: 4
Style No. (bin): G1633 (pra)

Cost per bead:

30 cents

Bead material:


Country of origin:

Czech Republic


12mm round, flat (coin-shaped); about 3.5 mm thick.


Opaque light blue (or perhaps light aqua) with a yellow-brown (olive?) picasso coating.

Hole size:

1mm (estimated).


Picasso coatings are applied by laying the beads out and washing them with chemicals.  Beads which are flat on the surface will show rings in the coating (as you can see above).  I don't care for the look, but I don't count it as a defect.  A few beads will be completely covered with coating on at least one side, and some have very little coating on them (if you enlarge the picture, you'll see one).  I'm not counting those beads as defective either.

How photographed:

At the window in natural daylight.


The picasso coating that comes from this supplier is very yellow-green instead of brown, as is usually the case.  But I think the beads look nice.

Date first posted: August 12, 2009
Supplier: J
12mm Light Blue Picasso Coin Beads [15]
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