Fire Polished Beads are styled after a centuries old type of glass bead that was designed to approximate the look of cut gemstones. Fire polished beads are machine faceted and oven or flame heated. This process makes these beads smoother with softer edging than crystal beads.
Opaque: These are beads that light won't pass through. These beads can be solid or multicolored and generally have a low to medium shine.
Matte: A velvety or frosted surface an effect that scatters light and thus softens the color of these beads.