Faceted glass beads from the Czech Republic are known as fire-polished beads and are available in a vast array of shapes and sizes. These 4mm faceted round glass beads are a staple in every jewelry designer's glass bead box. The size is perfect for adding a touch of color and sparkle to delicate designs.
Beads measure 4mm with a .8mm centered hole. Sold on a strand of 50 beads.
These beads are produced through a 150 year-old cottage industry located in the Czech Republic.
As I type this, I'm wearing a beads and leather bracelet I made with these guys, and they're stunning. People stop me all the time and ask about my bracelet and I've already been commissioned to make another one. It's usually hard to see true color through a computer screen, but these really are shiny jet black with a brilliant, light-catching deep blue/sometimes purple sparkle.