Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pearl Coat vs. Pastel Finishes

Deb Roberti's newest FREE pattern is the Berry Band.

In the example above she uses deep rich purple CzechMates® Tiles and SuperDuos.  The product codes on the Red Panda Beads website are:

CZTWN06-25032 - CzechMates® Tiles Pearl Coat - Purple Velvet


DU0525032 - SuperDuo Pastel Bordeaux

While the names seem different, they are actually the same color.  These two items are sourced from two different wholesale suppliers.  Starman calls the colors in this series "Pearl Coat" and BeadSmith refers to the series as "Pastel".  The common factor is the 25032 color.  When comparing Czech and Japanese beads it's best to refer to the product code number and not the "name" so much - as many wholesale suppliers assign different names to items, but will have the color number embedded in the product code.  So while it may appear that the CzechMates® Tile beads are a different color than the SuperDuos, they are in fact identical in color - making Deb's Berry Band perfect!  :)

Happy Beading!


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