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6mm Black Picasso Round Beads [50] (see Comments)

6mm Black Picasso Round Beads [50] (see Comments)
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Price Per Lot: $2.80
Lots Available: 31
Style No. (bin): G506 (cqa)

Cost per bead:

5.6 cents

Bead material:


Country of origin:

Czech Republic


6mm round (spherical).


Black with a picasso finish (mottled gray and grayish green).

Hole size:

1mm (estimated).


The beads seem to be in good shape.  However, I haven't noticed any of the finish coming off.  Unlike many other Czech finishes, picasso finishes are not fired onto the bead surface, so I don't know how durable they are.  (The coating on picasso beads is more like a stain than a coating.)

How photographed:

At the window in natural daylight.


  To give you a different perspective on the beads, here is the supplier's picture:

Important:  The latest batch of these beads has a lighter picasso coating than the beads in the picture (the supplier's picture is pretty good, but mine is old and too dark).  Many years ago I bought a batch of these beads that appeared to have a real silver-based picasso coating, and they were beautiful.  The coating on these beads isn't as spectacular, but it is nice enough.  When I have the opportunity, I will take new pictures of the batch I have now.

Date first posted: October, 2005
Supplier: E
6mm Black Picasso Round Beads [50] (see Comments)
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Tags: G506, mottled, rounds,