These are a new type of Miyuki beads called Union beads (or sometimes Fusion beads). Uniting Japanese quality and Czech beauty, these are Miuuki seed beads made in Japan that are then sent to the Czech Republic to be coated with beautiful Czech Glass finishes.
Please note: we asked about durability of these finishes. Here is what we were told: "All finishes “hold up” but are in no way permanent finishes but are very popular coatings that can withstand “normal” usage. Not exposed to extreme sun, sweat or perfume, they will do fine."
These are called Blue Turquoise Vitrail and combine both looks. The vitrail finish adds a lovely silvery look with highlights of pink and green; the turquoise aspect is opaque.
Packaged in containers holding about 20g; figure roughly 12 beads per gram
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