Czech Glass Smooth Round "Druks" 8mm, Hematite Color, Strands of 25


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  • Czech Glass Smooth Round “Druks” 8mm Hematite color (shiny opaque dark grey)
  • Short strand of 25 beads
  • “Druk” means pressed, or molded, and that’s how these beads are made, a process that has been the specialty of Bohemian bead-makers for hundreds of years.
  • Since they are made in molds they are always perfectly uniform in size and shape. And, like Czech seed beads, their colors are also very consistent.
  • Their perforations are quite small and uniform meaning they line up nicely when strung and don’t flop around on the cord or headpin (for earrings) the way some wound beads with larger holes, or uneven ends, do.
  • The name Druks is generally used for the smooth round beads of this type, but technically applies to entire range of Czech molded glass shapes.
  • I especially like the matte finishes, which work well with my trade beads, African-made glass, metal, and organic beads, as well as with matte resin beads.