A class demo to show rough vs. smooth facets:
The rough faceting process takes less time and is great for a focal needing some added character. The focal started off with precise layers of color. About 30% of the glass was removed in the lapping process.
The smooth facet cylinder bead is polished in all sense of the word. The side view on the cylinder shows the random color fusion. The bead began with random layers and stripes of color. The end product shows the contrast in cold working to a high polish.
Which would you prefer?