These stunning beads are hand-painted with the highest quality precision brushes available. There are multiple layers of paint and lacquer applied to black onyx to produce the depth and perfection in each of these beads. Each one is truly an exquisite work of art that you will never tire of viewing. Make these amazing beads the focal point of your next jewelry design.
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2of2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for 20-21x30-31mm Rectangle Black Onyx Dragonfly
Review 1 for 20-21x30-31mm Rectangle Black Onyx Dragonfly
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Date:February 20, 2010
"If Jen could see this beautiful bead in multiples, she would recognize that it is not a decal at all. As a beader/painter and an Artbeads employee that has handled dozens of these, I can assure you that they are, indeed, handpainted.
When an item causes me to gasp at it's beauty, I must defend it."
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for 20-21x30-31mm Rectangle Black Onyx Dragonfly
Location: Central New York
About me: I am a hobbyist
Proceed with caution
Date:January 12, 2010
Pros: Size, Color, Versatile
Cons: not truly hand painted
Other beading styles or techniques: Knotting
"Being a dragonfly nut, I was excited to see a hand-painted bead and ordered it immediately. I couldn't wait to see the detail and decide which beads, ribbon, or 'whatever' was going to be worthy to use to string this beauty. Imagine my disappointment when I received it and realized it is not hand-painted at all. If anything, m-a-y-b-e the dots along the border and the legs on the dragonfly are handpainted. The dragonfly image is clearly a decal lacquered to a bead.
I looked back at the description online to see if I had missed something. Nope. It says there are "multiple layers of paint and lacquer applied to black onyx." Take that at face value.
This bead IS pretty. I love it and I will make a beautiful necklace from it. It's just not hand-painted in the way I was lead to believe. I'll get over my disappointment eventually. But, I will also use a little more caution the next time I plunk down my hard-earned bucks."