Fire Polished Beads
Czech Fire Polish rounds tend to be more oval with the larger beads tending to take a more intense color than the smaller.
Czech Fire Polish Beads are a highly labor intensive bead that have been made for hundreds of years by Czech glass bead makers. They are formed by pressing hot glass into a mold and then roughly faceting it by hand or machine. The bead's surface is then slightly melted to a red hot oven or kiln to "fire polish" it. This slightly rounds off the edges giving it a better shine and luster