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These beads measure about 14-15mm top to bottom x 13-14mm across x 9-10mm thick. The hole for stringing is about 1mm and runs top to bottom in the middle of the fish and they are pretty well centered. The surface of the back fin is glazed. They are partially glazed, the tops and bottoms aren't glazed. There are some areas of pin holing.
The raku process produces surface irregularities and can produce small chips, thermal shock lines, color transfer, pin holes and crazing. Raku produces soot most of which can be washed off, but some remains. I have washed and rinsed all beads with baking soda then filed areas that were too rough. The black coloration is absorbed into the surface of the bead and ranges in color from black to light gray. The beads can sometimes smell smoky, especially close to production, but it fades over time. All clay beads are breakable.
These beads are new and never used.
I try to ship within 2 days.