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The ends are interesting since it's a fairly crude finish for otherwise beautifully trailed, glossy beads. Perhaps made by a smaller bead shop where they didn't have a lot of good equipment for the finish work? Or for an application where they knew the ends wouldn't show, but needed to be flat?
I defer to the people who do glass work to comment on whether this looks like cold work that was done after the bead was made, or following Stefany's suggestion, something done while the bead was still hot or being reheated.
Note - I'm pretty sure the "dirt" on the beads and in the holes is from the disintegrated brown cardboard.