Thursday, January 3, 2019

Stone Bead Strands and Facebook Marketplace - Great Deals!

I found the best deal on Facebook!

Facebook Marketplace is a new obsession and I have found some awesome deals, and even made a new friend :)

Wasting time in between jobs the other day, I stumbled upon a post of estate items, and in it were these 20 strands of stone beads!!!!!

There were a few pendants as well, but I wasn't as interested in them, and the post said bulk discount. I contacted her and asked if she would separate the pendants and the strands, and what her price was. She agreed and gave a tentative price, I followed up with $110 for all of it and she agreed!!!

That comes out to $5.50 per strand. 

Such a Deal!!!!

 Some of the strands are easily identified, lapis, fancy jasper, azurite, unakite, amethyst, picture jasper, etc. The strands are faceted, roundel and hesihi cut, just beautiful!

Other strands are a bit more difficult, is this really turquoise?

 These little faceted beauties I am fairly confident are emerald, but then again.......

Chrome diposide?

I did some poking online to compare some prices. 

The price strand on the lapis strand was $24, and I found them online between $5 and $24
The price tag on the maybe emerald strand was $16 and I found them online between $10 and $27

All and all, I am very happy with this find. 

Now I can't wait to get in the studio and make some awesome pieces!!

Where do you look for deals?

And remember, be peaceful and be kind!

I'll talk to you soon!

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