Over the weekend I received my blogger package from Rings & Things.
Did you hear me squeal?
When I opened the package there were these huge, bold, colorful glass pearls and complimenting faceted glass roundells.
In the letter, there was no mention of the stock numbers for these new beads so off to the site I went. It didn't take me long to find what I was looking for. Listed under the New Products! in the left hand menu is the link to the Shell Pearl Color Mixes. They weren't glass pearls after all.
These beads are heavy, they have a nice 'click' to them when they connect with another bead, and the shine on them - makes my heart happy!
29-555-10-901 Bead, Shell Pearl, Round, 10mm (Brown Mix) - 36-44 beads per 16" strand. 8.25 *
29-555-16-901 Bead, Shell Pearl, Round, 16mm (Brown Mix) - 23-27 beads per 16" strand. 18.00*
28-000-007-273 Bead, Glass, Faceted Round, 10mm (Electric Purple) - 45-55 beads per 16" strand. 8.00*
29-555-10-905 Bead, Shell Pearl, Round, 10mm (Blue Mix) 36-44 beads per 16" strand. 8.25*
29-555-16-905 Bead, Shell Pearl, Round, 16mm (Blue Mix) 23-27 beads per 16" strand. 18.00*
28-000-007-443 Bead, Glass, Faceted Round, 10mm (Electric Blue) - 45-55 beads per 16" strand. 8.00*
The coating on some of the faceted glass beads does not go all the way around and you can see thru them. It makes me think of the mystic topaz. These also have a nice heft to them - I thought they were crystals instead of glass. Beautiful!
Loose in the bottom of the package were these great (what I am guessing as) fresh water pearl beads. All sizes, shapes and colors. What a great surprise!
On some of the beads, the nacre layer had chipped off exposing the shell implant to create the fresh water pearl bead. This wasn't a problem. I just finished chipping off the rest of the nacre and had a nice shell bead to work with!
You can learn more about the pearl bead creation here!
I am thrilled with this packed, THRILLED!!!
I have already made one necklace, but I will show that to you tomorrow!!
Thank you Rings & Things!!
*FTC compliance disclosure: the '*' items mentioned in this post credited to Rings & Things were provided as a promotional gift as part of the Blog Partner Program. These items are for review or design purposes. Find out more about the Rings & Things Blog Partner Program