|Re: Jeff's Beads -- Beadman
|Where am I?
At some point, Jeff told me they were just new beads, but that the chap would be firm on the price if I wanted to buy them.
All the time this was going on, I was looking at the beads with my hand-lens—and I was surprised by what I saw in the enlarged view. All of these beads are peppered with tiny hemispherical indentations—like gas bubbles that have broken. The beads were so odd, I decided to buy them, even though I instantly recognized that the red glass was not the opaque copper-red or brick-red of antiquity—but rather is some modern red glass.