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6x9mm Dark Iris Faceted Rondelle Beads [50] (see Defects)

6x9mm Dark Iris Faceted Rondelle Beads [50] (see Defects)
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Price Per Lot: $3.50
Lots Available: 28
Style No. (bin): F657 (dxa~)

Style: F657
Beads per lot: 50 beads
Cost per bead: 7 cents
Bead material: Glass
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Size/shape: 6mm (thick) x 9mm (wide) with facets around the outer edge.
Colors/description: A Mixture of these multicolored dark "iris" metallic colors:  dark blue iris, black iris, olive green iris, purple iris.
Hole size: 1mm (estimated).
Defects: Where should I start?  Many of the blue beads have pits along the edges of the facets or other surface defects, and many of the purple beads are missing the coating on one or more facets.  The black and green beads appear to be in better shape, although even those beads will have some imperfect facets (as is the case with all fire-polished beads).  The price of $3.50 for 50 beads represents a substantial price reduction.
How photographed: Under two daylight-balanced lamps.  (Using lamps leaves two bright spots on each bead -- especially on round beads -- but that can't be helped.)
Comments: First, please note that the beads were dusty when I photographed them, and the dust can be seen in the two extreme close-up pictures that I posted.  Unfortunately, most beads are sitting on their holes, so you can't see the facets.  When strung, it will be the faceted side that will show.

I have had these beads for a long time and never posted them because they have defects.  You should only buy them if you aren't picky about defects, or if you are using the beads for informal jewelry.  If the beads had been perfect, they would be very elegant.
Date first posted: December 29, 2014
Supplier: Forgot.
Caleb's notes:
6x9mm Dark Iris Faceted Rondelle Beads [50] (see Defects)
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6x9mm Dark Iris Faceted Rondelle Beads [50] (see Defects)
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6x9mm Dark Iris Faceted Rondelle Beads [50] (see Defects)
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