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Back to the beads...
Seven of my Mosaic beads. Shades of purple and pink with just a touch of turquoise blue in patterns that remind me of mosaics and tessarae.
These beads are smaller than my usual ones. The five pence piece is there for size comparison purposes but I find that even with this people are still surprised by the smallness of the beads. Just know that they are little.
Bead size/s: About 10mm diameter x 7mm
Hole size: Approximately 1.8mm
Kiln annealed and cleaned
Note: Although I have captured the beads' colours as best as I can, different screen and monitor settings vary and as such the colours of the beads may appear slightly different in real life than they do on your computer or device. In particular, Apple devices tend to ramp up the reds so please bear this in mind when viewing beads that are red, pink, purple etc.
Prefer the satin finish look?
Tumble-etching is available for these beads at no extra cost.
If you like, I can tumble-etch these beads to a soft, satin finish. This process will dull the glass, making any transparent parts appear frosted and translucent.
If you'd like some of the beads etched and some left shiny, that's fine too. Just select the etching option and then in the notes at checkout let me know which ones or how many you'd like etched.
Please click here to see examples of my tumble-etched beads.
The tumble-etching process is not reversible.
My tumble-etching opinon on these particular beads: They'd look nice.
making future archaeological digs more colourful since 2004