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5mm Black Matte Fluted Beads [100] (see Comments)

5mm Black Matte Fluted Beads [100] (see Comments)
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Price Per Lot: $3.50
Lots Available: 18
Style No. (bin): G2114 (cqa~)

Style: G2114
Beads per lot: 100
Cost per bead: 3.5 cents
Bead material: Glass
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Size/shape: 5mm round with flutes (flutes are grooves like an accordion squash has).
Colors/description: Jet black with a matte finish (see Comments below).
Hole size: 1mm (estimated).
Defects: The beads appear to be in good shape, though some are fatter than others.  Variation in size and/or shape is more common with small beads than large beads.
How photographed: At the window in natural daylight.
Comments: First, please note what I said above in Defects (about the size).  The finish on these beads is not as matte as some matte beads.  In fact, when I was handling them, they looked almost like regular beads, but without the normal shine.  Personally, I like it one way or the other:  Either the beads should be very matte, without any gloss, or they should be very glossy.  Half-way between matte and glossy just makes them look like they aren't well made (since well-made non-matte beads should be shiny).
Date first posted: December 25, 2012
Supplier: E
Caleb's notes: Perhaps the next batch will be more matte.  When I reorder I should get the non-matte beads.
5mm Black Matte Fluted Beads [100] (see Comments)
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Tags: G2114, opaque,