These beads, imported from the Czech Republic, are machine-faceted, then polished by glazing inside a red-hot oven. This gives them beautiful, glistening colors with a "softer" look and a smoother feel at a considerably lower price than the machine-polished Austrian crystal. They are temporarily strung in 16-inch strands or equivalent in loose beads. Slight imperfections are to be expected and add to the allure of these much sought after beads. Size and shape may vary slightly and color may vary from dye lot to dye lot.
Czech Fire-Polished>Czech Beads>GlassBeads>Czech Beads>Czech Fire-PolishedCzech BeadsGlassBrownIris12mmhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h206197gbH206197GBBead, Czech fire-polished glass, opaque iris brown, 12mm faceted round. Sold per 15-1/2" to 16" strand.//image1.fmgstatic.com/images/p6197gbb(2).jpg10.3510.35As Low As $5.29 per strand