Are aurora borealis beads supposed to smell..... like that?

clownpiece 9/17/2022 08:26 pm 584

This may be a really dumb question, but I recently purchased my first bag of them and it smelled FOUL. I can't describe it, but it was horrid. None of my beads ever before have smelled like this, they don't have a smell at all, actually. If they are supposed to smell like that, does letting them sit out and air help get rid of it?

(If there's one item in my possession currently that's most likely to be discovered to have been slowly poisoning me in 10-20 years time I'm betting its that. They're cute though! kao happy)

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  • derpy_hooves
Jan 26, 2023 4:53 am

yeah but some brands dont

Jan 26, 2023 4:24 am

all of mine smell terrible as well and i think it has to do with how they’re made! the beads are one colour and then they’re coated with the ab pigment. because of this, the pigment is more volatile (but shinier!) than it would be have been actually been mixed into the plastic. my best tip is to let them air out ^^

Jan 25, 2023 8:29 pm

try washing/soaking them

Sep 18, 2022 4:05 am

im not sure if theyre supposed to, but they smelled horrible for me, too