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5mm Bottle Green AB Matte Fluted Beads [100]

5mm Bottle Green AB Matte Fluted Beads [100]
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Price Per Lot: $3.70
Lots Available: 5
Style No. (bin): G1853 (cka+)

Style:  G1853
 
Cost per bead:  3.7 cents

Bead material:  Glass

Country of origin:  Czech Republic

Size/shape:  4mm round, fluted (round beads with ridges, sometimes called "melon" beads).

Colors/description:
  Translucent light "bottle" green with a silvery AB (aurora borealis) coating on part of each bead.  The beads are then washed in acid to give them a matte finished.
 
Hole size:  1mm (estimated).

Defects:
  The beads appear to be in good shape.

How photographed:  At the window in natural daylight.

Comments:  First, let me say that I used to call this color "prairie" green (because that's the term the supplier uses).  However, prairies are full of yellowish greens, not this green which is not yellowish at all.  Thus, I've decided to call it "bottle" green.  It should be noted that many green bottles are emerald green; this bottle green is a more old-fashioned color that was used in bottles in the past.

These beads have an unusual appearance because of the matte finish.  AB coatings have always looked strange to me when they are matte.  However, I think that some people will find the appearance of these beads interesting.
 
Date first posted:  September 25, 2010
 
Supplier:  E
 
Caleb's notes: 

5mm Bottle Green AB Matte Fluted Beads [100]
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