"Fire-polished" faceted beads are a less expensive alternative to hand-cut faceted glass or crystal. They derive their name from the second half of a two-part process: first, the glass batch is poured into round bead molds, then they are faceted with a grinding wheel. The faceted beads are then poured onto a tray and briefly reheated just long enough to melt the surface, "polishing" out any minor surface irregularities from the grinding wheel.
These Swarovski rhinestone flatbacks are perfect for adding sparkle to jewelry designs, craft projects, accessories, clothing, greeting cards, nail art, and so much more. These high-quality crystals feature multiple precision cut facets on the front and smooth flat backs that make it easy to add them to your projects.