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Fire-polished bead [fahyr|pol-isht|beed]
Fire-polished beads start out as regular glass beads. They are then machine faceted, which leaves sharp facet edges. To smooth them out, they are heated in a kiln or oven until the edges soften. The result is a beautiful, faceted, crystal-like bead. Our fire-polished beads are all made in the Czech republic, which is the most reputable source for glass beads.