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5x8mm Mixed Orange/Red Faceted Rondelle Beads [50]

5x8mm Mixed Orange/Red Faceted Rondelle Beads [50]
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Price Per Lot: $3.00
Lots Available: 14
Style No. (bin): F683 (dxa~3y)

Style no.: F683
Beads per lot: 50
Cost per bead: 6 cents
Bead material: Glass
Country of origin: China
Size/shape: 5mm (thick) x 8mm (wide) faceted rondelles.  Some beads are 6mm x 8mm, and some may be a little wider than 8mm.
Colors/description: A mix of warm colors, about half with an iris or AB coatings:  yellow, light orange, medium orange, champagne, light topaz, dark topaz, brown, bright red, wine red, plum purple, amethyst purple and gold.  Other colors may be added to the mix with time, but the overall warmth to the mix won't change.
Hole size: 1mm (estimated).
Defects: Most beads are in good shape, with well-defined facets with sharp edges (similar to Preciosa and Swarovski beads).  However, perhaps 5% of the beads have rough edges between some of the facets, or have visible ridges on the surfaces of the facets.  Perhaps another 5% to 10% of the beads are 95% perfect but have one small chip here or there.  Some beads have chips around the hole where you won't see them when strung, but those chips can fray against the string or wire.  Overall, the beads appear more perfect than most Czech faceted beads do.  The price is low at $3.00 for 50, so you are getting a good deal.
How photographed: Under two daylight-balanced lamps.  About half of the beads (my estimate) have iridescent AB coatings on them, but the coatings didn't show up well in the picture.
Comments: I have started buying Chinese crystal beads in small quantities and putting them together in mixes.  This is the mix of warm colors; I also have a mix of cool colors (F681).  Chinese crystal beads have more perfect facets than Czech beads have; but because the edges of the facets are so clean and sharp, they chip more easily.

On Czech beads, an AB coating is mostly silver with a hint of color in the sliver.  On Chinese beads, what they call an "AB" coating looks more like the Czech "iris" coating (lustrous colors without the silver)  The iris coating on Chinese beads appears to have a little gold in it rather than silver.
Date first posted: October 11, 2015
Supplier: Y
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5x8mm Mixed Orange/Red Faceted Rondelle Beads [50]
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5x8mm Mixed Orange/Red Faceted Rondelle Beads [50]
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5x8mm Mixed Orange/Red Faceted Rondelle Beads [50]
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5x8mm Mixed Orange/Red Faceted Rondelle Beads [50]
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5x8mm Mixed Orange/Red Faceted Rondelle Beads [50]
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5x8mm Mixed Orange/Red Faceted Rondelle Beads [50]
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