Czech Glass Beads - Fire Polished Beads - 4mm

Fire polished beads are a popular type of glass beads which were first made five centuries ago with the aim of approximating the appearance of cut gemstones while maintaining the option of stringing the beads. Beautiful faceting and an age-old polishing process give these beads remarkable shine and sparkle that is reminiscent of vintage beads used in antique jewelry.

Czech Fire Polish beads are machine faceted then "polished" by carefully melting the beads ever so slightly in huge ovens, so that surfaces and edges smooth out. This process gives the beads their distinctive brilliance.