fire polished beads

Fire polish beads are round, faceted glass beads. These beads are a less expensive alternative to hand-cut faceted glass or crystal. They derive their name from the final step in their manufacturing process: first, the glass is poured into round bead molds, and then they are faceted with a grinding wheel. The faceted beads are then poured onto trays and briefly reheated just long enough to melt the surface, "polishing" out any surface texture from the grinding wheel. Fire Polished beads are used in many bead weaving patterns and they’re also great for stringing.

These beads are available with Czech Shield. Czech Shield is a clear coating that has been specially developed to add increased colour durability and protection to traditional Czech beads. Think of it as the Czech equivalent to Miyuki’s duracoat. All Czech Shield products are identified with a symbol bearing the Czech flag in the corner of their picture.

  • 3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet
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    $1.99

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet

    FI-3J

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet

    $1.99
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  • 3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Aztec Gold
    $2.99

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Aztec Gold

    FI-3AG

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Aztec Gold

    $2.99
  • 2mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Capri Gold
    $4.99

    2mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Capri Gold

    FI-2CCG

    2mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Capri Gold

    $4.99
  • 4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Metallic Mix
    $1.49

    4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Metallic Mix

    FI-4MM

    4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Metallic Mix

    $1.49
  • 3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet Purple Iris
    $2.79

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet Purple Iris

    FI-3JPI

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet Purple Iris

    $2.79
  • 3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Capri Gold
    $2.79

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Capri Gold

    FI-3CCG

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Capri Gold

    $2.79
  • 4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Sliperit
    $1.49

    4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Sliperit

    FI-4CS

    4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Sliperit

    $1.49
  • 8mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal AB Matted
    $1.29

    8mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal AB Matted

    FI-8CABM

    8mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal AB Matted

    $1.29
  • 4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Etched Crystal Capri Gold Full
    $2.29

    4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Etched Crystal Capri Gold Full

    FI-4ECCGF

    4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Etched Crystal Capri Gold Full

    $2.29
  • 8mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet
    $0.99

    8mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet

    FI-8J

    8mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet

    $0.99
  • 3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal
    $1.99

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal

    FI-3CR

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal

    $1.99
  • 4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Rosaline AB
    $2.79

    4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Rosaline AB

    FI-4RAB

    4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Rosaline AB

    $2.79
  • 3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Copper
    $2.59

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Copper

    FI-3CO

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Copper

    $2.59
  • 3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet Bronze
    $3.79

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet Bronze

    FI-3JB

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet Bronze

    $3.79
  • 4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal
    $1.29

    4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal

    FI-4C

    4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal

    $1.29
  • 3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet Green Iris
    $2.79

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet Green Iris

    FI-3JGI

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet Green Iris

    $2.79
  • 3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Aluminum Silver
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    $2.79

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Aluminum Silver

    FI-3AS

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Aluminum Silver

    $2.79
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  • 3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Etched AB Full
    $4.49

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Etched AB Full

    FI-3CEABF

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Etched AB Full

    $4.49
  • 2mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Labrador
    $4.99

    2mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Labrador

    FI-2CL

    2mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Labrador

    $4.99
  • 3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Vitrail
    $2.79

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Vitrail

    FI-3CV

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Vitrail

    $2.79
  • 4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet Argentic Full
    $1.99

    4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet Argentic Full

    FI-4JAF

    4mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Jet Argentic Full

    $1.99
  • 3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Etched Capri Gold Full
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    $4.49

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Etched Capri Gold Full

    FI-3CECGF

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal Etched Capri Gold Full

    $4.49
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  • 3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Metallic Mix
    $2.59

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Metallic Mix

    FI-3MM

    3mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Metallic Mix

    $2.59
  • 6mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal AB
    $1.59

    6mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal AB

    FI-6CAB

    6mm FIRE POLISHED Bead - Crystal AB

    $1.59