Beyond AB – Other Bead Finishes.

Now that you know what an AB and Matte bead is, let’s look at some of the other exotic treatments. Most of these coatings are applied to only one side of the bead, making transparent beads more reflective because of the mirror-like properties of the coating, and making opaque beads more dramatic, sometimes, even making them “reversible” – completely different from one side to the other. First of all, some of the common, and not so common, bead finishes that you will find on Fire polish and pressed glass beads. Some are common on many colours of beads, and some …