I just love these beads!! One reason I love them is because they are the kind of special bead that you might never see or give a chance. They are from a standard package of inexpensive beads that I found on the Joann, etc. wall of beads.
Since I started out shopping at craft stores for beads, I have a tendency to look closely at all beads. I learned a couple of years ago that it didn't pay to be a "bead snob" and that some plastic and other packaged beads have a lot to offer!
I actually used these beads in my book, A Bead in Time, to represent festive holiday package earrings. It was so fun picking bicones to pair them with, it was similar to matching wrapping paper and bows!
It reaffirms to me that...BEADING IS FUN! You can really make it whatever you want! I like to have fun in jewelry making, some like to express their artsy side and others their whimsical nature.
Just in case you might be looking for some fun beading inspiration, our friend Heather of Azure Islands Designs is giving away a copy of my book, Yay!! Pop on over if you get a chance, it's up for grabs until April 19th when she announces the winner. :)