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Czech Glass 6mm Bicone Pink Luster (50)

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Product Description

  • Item: Czech Pressed* Glass Beads
  • Measurements:  6x6mm
  • Style: Bicone
  • In Color:  Pink Luster
  • Quantity: Pack of 50

*The end of a long rod of glass cane is heated in a gas furnace until it is red hot. It is then inserted into a pressing machine which resembles and old fashioned sewing machine. The molten glass is quickly pressed into a mold while a needle is simultaneously inserted to form the hole. Only a few beads can be pressed before the rod must be heated again; therefore, the bead maker alternates between multiple heated glass canes in order to produce continuously. The pressed glass cools slowly as it makes its way down a slide and into a holding container. At this point the pressings do not resemble beads at all; they are still connected together by the excess glass surrounding the edges of the beads. The beads then go through two-stages of tumbling; one which breaks off the large pieces of excess glass and another which smoothes out surface imperfections.

Product Reviews

  1. Unusual--Yet Inspiring

    Posted by Miki on May 13th 2016

    The feel and look of these beads is so inspiring on one's design. They are absolutely gorgeous.

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