These delicately faceted beads emulate crystal at a more-affordable price. Firepolish beads are perfect for delicate antique-style jewelry, and are also ideal for repairing or updating genuine antique jewelry. They are created by pressing glass in a mold to make the bead, then roughly faceting it by hand or 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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8mm round Czech glass faceted firepolish beads. Can be used as rosary beads. While these are not color-changing beads, their coating will reflect differently depending on the light source. These are not two-tone beads. Rather, one color covers the other.