Re: This Coral
Re: Re: Coral -- Sammitenn Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
12/06/2022, 07:22:31

The easiest way to determine whether this is dyed coral (whether bamboo or not), would be to break a bead and determine whether the color is superficial. Not all dyed coral is bamboo coral (!).

If you are willing to break a bead, stand it up on a firm or hard surface, holding with your left hand. Insert a needle that is slightly thicker than the perforation channel; and with your right hand, use a small hammer to strike the needle. The bead should break in two or more pieces, allowing you to see inside.


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