These faceted beads emulate crystal at a more-affordable price. Czech firepolish beads are perfect for delicate antique-style jewelry, and are also ideal for repairing or updating antique jewelry. In a series of techniques going back centuries, they are created by pressing glass in a mold to make the bead, then faceting it by machine. The bead's surface is then slightly melted to "fire polish" it by putting it back into a heat source to give it a better luster. This process slightly rounds off the facets. Hole size for all firepolish beads is .8-1.2mm, unless otherwise noted.
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Assortment of 8mm round Czech glass faceted firepolish beads. Can be used as rosary beads. Colors may include lavender, rose, olivine, topaz, aquamarine, or others. These may not exactly match our other luster colors. Questions? Call our friendly sales staff at 1-800-366-2156, or email us.
These beads are nothing like the picture on the website. In actuality they are VERY dark and have no sparkle to them. I would say pass on these beads. [Rings & Things responds:] Hi Davidson, sorry for your disappointment! This is a situation where th