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9mm Beige Luster Oval Beads [50] (see Defects)

9mm Beige Luster Oval Beads [50] (see Defects)
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Price Per Lot: $3.50
Lots Available: 20
Style No. (bin): G1339 (bcbs+d)

Style no.:


Beads per lot:


Cost per bead:

7 cents

Bead material:


Country of origin:



8.5mm to 9.5mm long ovals (football shaped); about 7mm wide.


Opaque beige beads with a luster coating

Hole size:

1mm or perhaps 1.2 (my estimated.


These are Indian beads, and they have a rustic appearance.  I have noticed the following problems:  Some beads are lighter or darker than others.  Some beads are perfectly oval (football-shaped), while others are a more squat (meaning that some beads have flat ends).  Some beads have a mild beige mottling on part of the bead, or they have dark spots.  Please note that I eliminated some defective beads while I was packaging these beads, and I also included one extra bead in each lot.

How photographed:

At the window in natural daylight.


Indian beads are always more rustic than Czech beads, but I personally like that look, which is why I get them.  Indian beads are best used in informal jewelry.  These beads are a favorite of mine.  When I reposted the beads in March, 2016, I was able to reduce the price by 70 cents because the supplier's price had dropped.  My picture is old and somewhat dark.

Date first posted: February 19, 2008
Supplier: D
9mm Beige Luster Oval Beads [50] (see Defects)
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Tags: G1339, opaque, ovals,