Bead Finishes: Aurora Borealis is AB

AB Iris Matte Rainbow Azuro Zairit Volcano CapriWhat the heck are all these terms? Sounds like a magical incantation more than anything else! Well, as you know, there is a lot of magic in beads, but in this case – we are talking about bead “finishes” – which is a treatment to “modify” the existing colour. It is a light coating that is applied to the bead as part of the manufacturing process, and is very durable. The coating application is pretty high-tech, usually involving high temperatures and evaporating salts, and not really a reproducible home process. By the way, …