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27mm "Denim" Blue Oval Pottery Beads [5]

27mm "Denim" Blue Oval Pottery Beads [5]
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Price Per Lot: $4.00
Lots Available: 28
Style No. (bin): R025 (bx)

Available Options:
Style: R025
Beads per lot:
Cost per bead:
80 cents
Bead material:
Country of origin:
26mm to 29mm ovals (football-shaped).
Ceramic or pottery beads with a mottled dark-blue and white glaze that looks a little like denim.
Hole size:
2mm (estimated).
Defects: The beads are not perfectly shaped because they are hand-made.  Unfortunately, many of them have a bulge of glaze on one side.  The beads that don't bulge too much are being sold at full price, whereas the beads that have a significant bulge are being sold at half-price.  What apparently happened was that they applied so much glaze that some of it pooled on the under-side of the beads when they were fired.  Since these are premium beads, I am inspecting them individually.  However, being hand-made, there may be some small defects that I allow to pass through.  The beads have a rustic appearance, so minor defects should not be a problem.
How photographed: At the window in natural daylight.
Comments: As stated above, the size of the beads can vary somewhat.  These beads are enormous and heavy, heavy enough that they will distort the shape of a necklace if you combine them with significantly lighter beads.  Also, they may be too heavy to make into earrings.  They are very nice beads, but I wasn't thinking when I ordered them.  I honestly don't know what kind of jewelry can be made out of such large beads.
Date first posted: May 30, 2011
Supplier: G
Caleb's notes:

27mm "Denim" Blue Oval Pottery Beads [5]
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Tags: opaque, ovals, R025,