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8mm Aqua Vitrail Faceted Round Beads [50] (see Defects)

8mm Aqua Vitrail Faceted Round Beads [50] (see Defects)
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Price Per Lot: $5.50
Lots Available: 12
Style No. (bin): F052 (cha~)

Style no.:


Beads per lot:


Cost per bead:

11 cents

Bead material:


Country of origin:

Czech Republic


8mm round, faceted


Translucent aqua with a brownish metallic "vitrail" coating on part of each bead.  Brown, violet and possibly olive green can be seen in the coating.

Hole size:

1mm (estimated).


I haven't noticed any significant defects.  However, fire-polished beads always have some imperfect facets.  In this case, however, I would say that the imperfections are a little greater than usual.  You can see that some of the facets were cut with worn blades (because a worn blade will leave ridges in the facets).  However, I have carried worse, and the beads still look nice.

How photographed:

At the window in natural daylight.


This is one of those rare cases in which the beads look better in the photograph than they look in real life.  I'm not saying that they aren't nice beads -- they are -- but they don't look as fabulous to me as they did many years ago.  I am pretty sure that they are from the same batch as the earlier beads.  Perhaps my standards have just gone up.

Date first posted:

November 3, 2004



Caleb's notes:


8mm Aqua Vitrail Faceted Round Beads [50] (see Defects)
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Tags: F052,