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Bead Terminology

Some of my customers have been asking about the meaning of "AB", Duracoat & Galvanized.  What do all of these fancy terms mean regardingMiyuki Delica beads? The short...they're different finishes or coatings on the beads.  The long...AB= Aurora Borealis effect (think Northern lights--wow!!), Duracoated beads have a longer lasting, more "durable" finish, to retain the colour & finish, Galvanized is a silver plating on the surface of the beads to retain the finish especially in metallic beads.