More on “Standard Colours”

Last week, I talked about “standard” colours in Czech-made firepolish and pressed glass. Maybe “classic” would have been a better term – but they were the colours that you find in most lines of glass beads.

These following colours are what I think of as the “2nd string” of colours, they add more colours and expand the colour palette and options but are pretty common and easy to find.

mib21410 Glass Drops - 8 x 15 mm Flat Drops - Montana (strand 25) - Clearance - End of Line! 30% off!Montana Blue (a dusky, grey blue – named for Montana Sapphires.)
27898000-00 Glass Leaves - 7 x 12 mm Leaf - Black Diamond (1)Black Diamond (because “grey” just sounds boring)
27800405-00 Glass - 14 mm Puffy Coins - Light Sapphire (1)Light Sapphire (a lighter blue)

27000402-00 Window Beads - 8 x 12 mm Oblong - Light Amethyst (5)Light Amethyst

27801484-18 Glass Daggers - 3 x 11 mm Dagger Beads - Transparent Capri Blue (25)Capri (a dark aqua)

27802346-22 Glass - 8 mm Dancing Cubes - Garnet (strand 25)Garnet (a very dark red)
27001066 Firepolish - 6 mm Faceted Round - Smokey Topaz (25)Smokey Topaz (a smokey, transparent brown)

27001081 Firepolish - 4 mm Faceted Round - Alexandrite (50)27001081 Firepolish - 4 mm Faceted Round - Alexandrite (50)Alexandrite (a colour shift bead, blue in fluorescent light and daylight, and lilac or pink in incandescent light.)

27802340-08 Glass Ovals - 9 x 12 mm Flat Oval - Olivine (25)Olivine (a darker, slightly smokey yellow green.)

Note the absence of a true pinky-pink and a blue purple. Which is why we also get really excited when we find a source of these! Pink, purple and brown glass is made with gold – which is why they tend to be more expensive! Even more so with this last year’s skyrocketing price of gold!

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