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6x9mm 'Bronze Illusion' Faceted Rondelle Beads [25] (see Comments)

6x9mm 'Bronze Illusion' Faceted Rondelle Beads [25] (see Comments)
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Price Per Lot: $3.80
Lots Available: 41
Style No. (bin): F639 (dra~e)

Style: F639
Beads per lot: 25
Cost per bead: 15.2 cents
Bead material: Glass
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Size/shape: 6mm (thick) x 9mm (wide) faceted rondelles.  A rondelle is any round bead which is wider than it is long.
Colors/description: A heavy dark-bronze-colored coating covering translucent sapphire blue beads (see Comments below).
Hole size: 1mm (estimated).
Defects: The beads appear to be in good shape, although fire-polished beads always have some imperfect facets.
How photographed: At the window in natural daylight.
Comments: "Bronze Illusion" is the name that the supplier has given these beads.  If these beads were made of black glass with a heavy bronze coating, they would simply look like bronze-colored beads.  But the fact that the inner glass is sapphire blue creates an interesting effect.  In normal use, the beads appear to be bronze; but when they are held up to the light, a bright sapphire blue can be seen.  The fact that blue can be seen in them from time to time adds an interesting effect.

These beads were pretty expensive -- not as expensive as the beads from my premium suppliers, but more than I usually pay.  That's why my price is so high.
Date first posted: February 24, 2014
Supplier: E
Caleb's notes:
6x9mm 'Bronze Illusion' Faceted Rondelle Beads [25] (see Comments)
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