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4mm Silver Vitrail Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [50]

4mm Silver Vitrail Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [50]
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Price Per Lot: $4.50
Lots Available: 1
Style No. (bin): C040 (eia~e)

Style: C040
Beads per lot: 50
Cost per bead: 9 cents
Bead material: Glass
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Size/shape: 3.5mm (long) x 4mm (wide) faceted bicones.  Bicones are like two pyramids joined at the base, with the hole running through the centers of the pyramids.  Unlike molded bicones, which have 4 sides, cut-crystal bicones have 7 sides.
Colors/description: Clear beads with a streak of silver color on part of each bead.  I don't know if the silver color is actual silver, but it may be.
Hole size: 1mm (estimated).
Defects: I believe that the silver-colored metal on these beads shouldn't tarnish, but I'm not sure.  Defects on cut-crystal beads are generally so small and minor that it takes a magnifying glass to see them.
How photographed: At the window in natural daylight.
Comments: These are Preciosa cut crystal beads, not fire-polished beads.  These beads are the Czech equivalent of Swarovski beads.  The facets of these beads are much more perfect than you will find on fire-polished beads.

So far, I have had enough money to get cut-crystal beads only in the bicone and teardrop shapes, but eventually I'll get more shapes.
Date first posted: December 3, 2014
Supplier: E
Caleb's notes:
4mm Silver Vitrail Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [50]
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