Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Red/Amber Flower

Hello! I've been anxiously awaiting my order from Rings & Things because I have never ordered a "grab bag" of beads before. I have certainly been tempted, but for some reason never went through with it.

The mood struck when I was searching through the online catalog and the funny thing is, I didn't realize I had marked the quantity as "2" until I was finishing up my order. Since time was limited, I thought it must be destiny, so I left it as is. The good news is, the $5 grab bags are well worth the "risk"!!

I would LOVE to show you all the loot in one post, but I really want to appreciate each bead's unique qualities. Yes, this could take a while! I will describe the first grab bag to you just to give you an idea of how exciting it was to open this package. The ziplocking bag was stuffed full of bead strands! I was kind of surprised to see so many. There were 13 individual strands of very unique beads.

The strand of red/amber flowers has 16 of these beads on it. The color is so unique and the flower design is adorable. It's just under an inch in length with two holes for stringing. Even though there are 16 beads, I think I'd like to use it as a bracelet focal bead. What do you think about a 2 strand memory wire bracelet? I'm going to give it a try!

Have a good one!! (and stay tuned)!

5 comments:

Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

I've so often thought about ordering Grab Bags, and always just didn't. I guess worrying that I just wouldn't get my moneys worth, or hate the beads. You have given me the go for it attitude, and can't wait to get some extra dollars, and order a Grab Bag...

TeriB said...

Lisa, you know I love your blog I comment almost every time, like a pest I guess. Anyway I just nominated your blog for the Lemonade Award! Check out my article here: http://www.sandTCreations.com/wordpress for information! (You are supposed to nominate 10, but most of the blogs I follow have already been nominated by someone else!) I love your blog!

Dave Robertson said...

Hi Lisa, I'm glad to hear you find the grab bags are a good bargain with fun beads in them. It's going to be fun to watch what you do with them :)

--Dave

Kokopelli said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog and for being impressed by my chain maille bracelet. It was a first try and I love the outcome. The technique is really easy. Maybe you like to try it yourself.
I love these flower bead! It looks like the fruit drops, my grandpa used to have in his car. I got one every time we went swimming. A double strand memory wire bracelet sounds cool!
Hope to you soon on my blog again! I keep reading yours!

Wilma said...

I too have often thought about geting the grab bag, but was a littly leary. anxious to hear and see what you made with them. Oh and where did you get that beautiful bead from?