The matte surface of these black fire-polished Czech glass beads creates a more subtle look than the bright shine of a regular glass bead. Black beads like the ones in this 50-piece pack are great for adding contrast to your designs. Glass making in the Czech Republic is an age old cottage industry. Since these beads are still made in small quantities by hand, there may be slight color variation from one batch to the next. Be sure to explore other colors and sizes of our Czech fire-polished glass beads.