I liked the "organic" shape and thought they'd be fund to design with.
They're very teeny - not much bigger than a size 6 seed bead!
Bought these when I was working on that copper/green necklace. I guess I just had earthtones on my mind. They are from Blue Seraphim on Etsy. I can't say enough good stuff about her beads and fast shipping? Oh my gosh - they arrive practically before I've hit the "buy" button. AND she gives free stuff!
Actual beach stones drilled and ready to bead with.
How can anyone resist THAT? And by the way, where are the beaches where you're allowed to pick stuff up and keep it? 'Cuz where I live? You practically get drawn and quartered for even touching something in a tide pool. And yeah, I believe in conservation and all that, but I can't help feeling that a little of that "magic of childhood" is missing when a kid can't collect shells or stones in his bucket and take 'em home. Doing stuff like that as a kid is kinda what made me interested in the ocean and committed to preserving it - how can we expect the same feeling from future generations if we limit their tactile connection to nature?
Just something I wonder about sometimes...
Okay, back to the beads:
Because you can never have too many cool, drilled ACTUAL BEACH STONES!
And these stones have TWO HOLES! Y'know, like for linking and stuff. Two holes! How do people come up with these way out ideas?
Okay, that'll have to hold you until I come back from the show. If my brain doesn't explode from lack of bead buying before then.
(insert evil giggle here)