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10x12mm Blue 'Peacock' Coated 3-Petal Flower Beads [25]

10x12mm Blue 'Peacock' Coated 3-Petal Flower Beads [25]
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Price Per Lot: $4.30
Lots Available: 2
Style No. (bin): G1666 (cac+e)

Beads per lot: 25

Cost per bead:

17.2 cents

Bead material:


Country of origin:

Czech Republic


10mm (from hole to hole) x 12mm (wide) "three-petal" deep flowers with the hole through the middle.  They are called 3-petal flowers because the outer rim of the flower has 3 raised, rounded areas.  There are also 2 grooves on the outside of each "petal".


Glass beads, probably clear, with a synthetic metallic blue coating.  To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what I'm seeing when I look at the beads.  When I hold them up to the light, I see blue and teal.  On the outside I see what looks like a metallic celsian coating.

Hole size:

1mm (estimated).


The beads appear in good shape, although some may be chipped.  I eliminate such beads when I notice them, but I don't always notice them.  If you receive chipped beads, please contact me for a partial refund.  Also, as is always the case, there is some roughness in the center of the flower, in the depression around the hole.

How photographed:

At the window in natural daylight.


Czech synthetic coatings are getting more and more sophisticated.  They used to feel like plastic to the fingers, but now they are hard and feel like glass.  However, as I said above, I have no idea how durable the coatings are.  It's possible that the coatings may help protect the glass from chipping.


To give you a better idea of the shape of the beads, here is the supplier's picture: 

You'll notice that the supplier's picture is quite different from mine.  When I look at the beads, I don't see what's depicted in the supplier's picture at all.  In fact, the supplier's picture is quite inaccurate.  The actual beads are much darker and look more metallic than satiny.


About the price:  The supplier's price for large 3-petal beads is going up.  Clearly they are desirable beads, since they usually sell out quickly.  To keep the per-lot price down, I really should sell them in lots of 20.  But they come on strands of 25 beads, and it is just too easy to pull 25 off a strand instead of counting out lots of 20.

Date first posted: September 24, 2009
Supplier: E
Caleb's notes:  
10x12mm Blue 'Peacock' Coated 3-Petal Flower Beads [25]
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Tags: flowers, G1666,