My glass focal spotlight will posted soon, but I've found a sale!
Nedbeads asks where to find charlottes, size 15 beads and hex beads in precious metals.
Answer: Harlequin Beads - and right now, they have a 20% off sale. These babies are not budget beads, so I wanted to make sure the link was posted in a timely fashion. Go to -
Click on "Seed Beads"
If you chose Czech charlottes and enter size 13, you will find 24K gold electroplated beads in hanks of 12 - 8" strings. Regular price $18.00, during the sale $14.00. If you'd like a larger amount, order 12-12" strings at a sale price of $30.00.
I did find size 11 hex beads in precious metals and it was a bit of a hunt because most suppliers seem to carry the size 8s. It's a Delica. Beadies Beadwork has the range from 22K gold, to white gold to silver - and the prices are pretty good as precious metals go. You can find Beadies' page here:
Fusion Beads has regular seed beads in size 11 in 24K gold, as well as copper plate, silver, nickel etc.
Here's the Fusion link:
Hope this helps Nedbeads and anyone else hunting the elusize sizes and shapes of precious metal beads.
And of course, I can't leave you with no eye-candy!
This gorgeous purse is by the gold hunter herself, Nancy Dale of Nedbeads. Her shop, if you'd like to see more, can be found at http://nedbeads.etsy.com