Cheshire Opal Craft Beads - 4mm, 6mm, 8mm Craft Beads - 1mm Center Fully Drilled
Material: Cheshire Lab Created Opal
Bead Size: 4mm, 6mm, & 8mm
Unit of Measurement: Millimeters
Bead Cut: Round Bead
Drill Type: Fully Drilled Center Hole
Hole Size: 1mm
Quantity: 1-50 pieces
Material Information: 80% silica & 20% resin
Heat Resistance: Up to a rough estimate of 250 degrees Fahrenheit
MOHS Hardness: 4
*Please keep in mind that each bead is unique and color may vary
Our Cheshire Opal beads are not only strong but they are beyond incredible looking! Try your hand at wire wrapping or bracelet making with these unique craft beads...
PRIMARY COLOR: Purple
SECONDARY COLORS: Blue
Cheshire Opal is a curious twist of pale purple and blue. The pastel purple shade shimmers with striped blue pigment throughout the stone pieces. This wondrous craft material has a transparent effect. The purple and blue shade almost will disappear and reappear right before your eyes, painting a curling grin across your face. Follow this synthetic gemstone down the rabbit hole...
What is Cheshire Lab Created Opal?
Cheshire Opal is a synthetic lab-made material that consists of Silica and Polymer rather than hydrated silica (natural opal). The polymer stabilizes our opal which in turn makes it easier for jewelry making. You will experience less cracking and crazing that can be detrimental when using natural opal in jewelry. By using a polymer it also creates a slightly softer product making it superior for turning and cabbing. Our opal does not fall victim to color fading and is resistant to chemicals such as acetone and alcohol.
Our Lab Created Opal takes around one year to grow in a controlled environment. This is a complex process of layering to create the unique color patterns. This complex process is used to then create a rough cut of synthetic opal that is then made into beads. The beads are drilled and perfected into the many different sizes we offer. Due to the layering of vibrant bursts of color this makes each bead unique with its own blend of colors and patterns.
Please keep in mind that the material can only withstand heat up to a rough estimate of 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Please proceed at your own risk.
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Packaging, Sizing, and Quantities:
- Bead Sizes: 4mm, 6mm, 8mm Beads
- Drill Type: 1mm Center Fully Drilled Hole
- 1-50 Quantity Options
1 Bead = one loose bead
5 Beads = five loose beads
10 Beads = ten loose beads
25 Beads = twenty five loose beads
50 Beads = fifty loose beads
- Loose Beads will be packaged in a resealable bag
The Uses of Craft Beads:
- Dream/Sun Catchers
- Fashion Accessories
- Jewelry/Ring Making
- Key Chains
- Wire Wrapping
Processing Times & Shipping Offers:
- Processing Times: 1-2 Business Days *Unless otherwise specified
- US orders over $35 are eligible for Free First Class USPS Shipping (estimated 3-5 business days)
- US orders over $100 are eligible for Free Priority Flat Rate Shipping (estimated 1-3 business days)
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