Delica Beads Descriptions

Delica Bead Finish

Description

Opaque

Light is not visible through bead

Opaque AB or Iris

Aurora Borealis – permanent iridescent or rainbow finish

Opaque Luster

Shiny finish: transparent high gloss, silver or gold coating

Opaque Metallic

Metalised finish

Opaque Metallic Iris

Rainbow finish

Opaque Matte

Tumbled or glass etched to eliminate shine

Opaque Matte AB

Rainbow finish

Opaque Metallic Matte

Metalised finish

Opaque Dyed

Dyed exterior colour, usually very bright colours. May change or fade with dry cleaning.

Opaque Dyed Matte

Tumbled or glass etched to eliminate shine

Opaque Galvanised

Thin metalised surface coating. Friction from rubbing may cause finish to rub away

Opaque Galvanised Iris (22k gold)

Iris – rainbow finish similar to AB

Opaque Galvanised Matte

Thin metalised surface coating with a matte finish

Opaque Galvanised Semi-Matte

Thin metalised surface coating, soft matte finish

Transparent

Allows light to pass through

Transparent Luster

Shiny finish: Transparent high gloss, silver or gold coating

Transparent AB or Iris

Permanent rainbow outer finish

Transparent Matte

Tumbled or glass etched to eliminate shine

Transparent AB Matte

Permanent rainbow finish

Transparent Dyed

Dyed exterior colour, usually very bright colours

Transparent Dyed Matte

Tumbled or glass etched to eliminate shine

Transparent Satin

Transparent bead with a soft matte finish

Transparent AB Satin

Transparent bead with a permanent rainbow finish

Transparent S/G/C Lined

Transparent bead with a Silver, Gold or Copper metallic lining on inner hole surface

Transparent S/L or Opal Semi-Matte

Transparent bead with a Silver or Opalescent metallic lining. Soft matte finish

Transparent S/L Inside Color AB

Transparent bead with silver or gold coating on hole surface. Time/sun exposure may cause fading.

Transparent S/L Inside Colour AB

Transparent bead with colour coating on hole surface, permanent rainbow outer finish

Translucent Ceylon /Pearl/Opal

Shiny pearlescent coating on semi-transparent (translucent), usually pastels

 

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