I might have previously, briefly mentioned that I'm a member of an awesome group/team called Craft Riot (as of January this year). It's a super awesome team of crafters/artist who give tips and tricks of the trade. From ups and downs through the learning processes of being a handmade entrepreneur, to keeping you in the know of shows/markets to be a vendor at.
So last week one of the members did a shout out, on Facebook, that she had a whole bunch of beads and findings that she wanted to get rid of for FREE. Yup you heard me. F.R.E.E. I immediately responded and said I wanted some of her loot.
The next day I did a drive by her house and checked out the plethora of goodies she had left on her porch. She had 12 one gallon bags packed full of beads. I initially told her I would take 2-4 bags just in case there were others who wanted some, but she told me to take "as many" as I wanted. So I took 5.
I knew these bags were heavy as I sorted through them, but I didn't realize the weight of them until I tried to pick up the reusable bag I put them in. It was super heavy, 50+ lbs heavy. Yeah, I got 50+ lbs of free beads. HOLY COW!
Check them out.
|This is just from an itty bitty bag inside of one of the gallon bags.|
|Five gallon bags of beads.|
|Some glass beads.|
|My sister started to sort some of the Rose Quartz.|
|I like these shell type O beads.|
Well, I haven't got around to making anything with these beads just yet, but I'll share with you a couple of my necklace attempts of yesteryears.
I really liked how these particular necklaces had turned out, however I never got around to figuring out how to prevent the beading wire from poking you in the back of the neck were the clasp was. There was always a little pointy piece sticking out that made the necklaces uncomfortable to wear. Any tips? It's been about 8 years since I've done these, and I haven't Googled anything recently on how to finish a necklace, since I haven't been in the beading craft for so long.
Let's see how long it takes for me to tackle a project with these beads.