Beaded Beads Poll

I just thought I’d do a quick post and let you know about the beaded beads poll! Out of 31 votes, 3 people said they wanted singles; 7 people preferred doubles; 16 said an assortment of colors in the same family was what they would be after; and, 5 just don’t care for beaded beads! Thanks for all your help! There are several pairs listed in my etsy store right now. I did make a bracelet myself with coordinating lampwork beads and beaded beads, and I really like it. I am hoping a magazine likes it too; when I hear back, I’ll post a photo of it! I’ll leave you with a photo of a nice pair of beaded beads I like, in a pretty violet color!

A New Poll

I have been thinking about this for a while now – I usually make my beads on a 1/16″ mandrel. The holes are pretty small, but they don’t move around when you string on beading wire. However, if you want to use leather, rat tail, or silk cord, I think you need the 3/32″ mandrel hole size. So, my question for this week is, would you rather have beads made on 1/16″ mandrels or 3/32″ mandrels? Please take a second to take my poll! Thanks!

In the meantime, I leave you with a photo I took when I was in Hakone, Japan. I got a picture of the Torii Gate on Lake Ashi, and the elusive and shy Mt. Fuji in the background. The engineer, who is a fantastic photographer, didn’t even get a photo this good!

Check out my Poll!

Hi everyone – I just created a poll to the right of this post – I wanted to know what size or type beads you prefer when making earrings. I like to list earring pairs on etsy, and I’d rather make bead sizes that you want! Thanks in advance to everyone who answers the poll! You have until October 1! If you prefer a different size or type totally, leave me a comment!