ABF ~ Antiqued Brass-Finished or Color
ABP ~ Antiqued Brass-Plated
ABF ~ Antiqued Bronze-Finished or Color
ACF ~ Antiqued Copper-Finished or Color
ACP ~ Antiqued Copper-Plated
AGF ~ Antiqued Gold-Finished or Color
AGP ~ Antiqued Gold-Plated
ANP ~ Antiqued Nickel-Plated
ARF ~ Antiqued Rhodium-Finished or Color
ARP ~ Antiqued Rhodium-Plated
ASF ~ Antiqued Silver-Finished or Color
ASP ~ Antiqued Silver-Plated
BKP ~ Black-Plated
BKF ~ Black finish
BF ~ Brass-Finished or Color
BM ~ Base Metal
BP ~ Brass-Plated
BRF ~ Bronze-Finished or Color
CRP ~ Chrome-Plated
CP ~ Copper-Plated
GP ~ Gold-Plated
GPB ~ Gold-Plated Brass
GM ~ Gunmetal
GMP ~ Gunmetal-Plated
GP/SS ~ Vermeil (vərˈmā/Ver-may) Sterling silver or Bronze coated with 14 carat (58%) gold
NP ~ Nickel-Plated
RDP ~ Rhodium-Plated: Although rhodium is a metal plating from the same family as platinum it is a less expensive alternative.
RG ~ Rose Gold-Finished or Color
RGP ~ Rose Gold-Plated
SLF ~ Silver-Finished or Color
SP ~ Silver-Plated
SPB ~ Silver-Plated Brass
SPC ~ Silver-Plated Copper
SPP ~ Silver-Plated Pewter
AL ~ Alabaster: Beads that have a unique finish much like the old milk glass of the past, a dense translucent white or tinted finish.
AB ~ Aurora Borealis: Latin for "Northern Lights". A coating applied that resembles a rainbow finish.
BL ~ Black-lined: The bead hole is lined with black and gives depth to the bead color.
BrL ~ Brass-lined: The bead hole is lined with brass and producing a brass tone throughout the bead.
CL ~ Color-lined: The bead hole is lined with a color.
CPL ~ Copper-lined: The bead hole is lined with
copper producing a copper tone throughout the bead.
CY ~ Ceylon: Beads appear pearled due to the pearly appearance of the finish.
GL ~ Glass
HEX ~: Hex beads have 6 distinct sides. The top and bottom of each bead is flat, not rounded.
LTR ~ Luster: The bead finish has a soft radiant sheen. Gold luster beads contain real gold in the luster finish.
MAB ~ Matte AB: These beads have a matte finish over the Aurora Borealis finish.
MAT ~ Matte: Beads that have been submerged in an etch compound or tumbled, removing the top layer of the bead surface.The bead is smooth without any sheen.
MET ~ Metallic: Beads that appear to be made of metallic colors.
OP ~ Opaque: The bead has no transparency; you cannot see through the bead.
OPAB ~ Opaque Aurora Borealis
PIC ~ Picasso: Resembles natural gemstones at first glance.
RH ~ Round Hole: The bead has a round hole in the center.
SH ~ Square hole: The bead has a square hole in the center.
SL ~ Silver-lined: The bead hole is lined with silver color.
SM ~ Semi Matte: The bead has a frosted appearance.
TR ~ Transparent: You can see right through this type of bead.