Metallic Silver Half Coat Beads have a half coat light metallic silver colored coating throughout the bead giving it a dusty silver look. These beads are round in shape with soft multiple faceting characteristic of fire polished beads.
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.
Transparent: These are beads that allow light to pass through. Some transparent beads may be darker or translucent and their transparency may not be obvious unless held to a light source.
Metallic: These beads are glass beads with a metal-like surface coating. You cannot use metal cleaners on these beads as you may destroy the finish. Metallic coatings may rub off or change color.