Crystal Matte Beads are transparent glass beads with a matte finish. 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.
Matte: A velvety or frosted surface an effect that scatters light and thus softens the color of these beads.