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The story is probably apocryphal since the most of crumb beads I've handled do not seem to be "one-offs" - they appear to be deliberately decorated with a uniform selection of colors, sizes, etc. The exception may be some of the large & chunky Venetian trade beads with highly irregular decoration.
I'll look for an example of the large beads I'm thinking of and post it in a bit.