I have been beading with seed beads and sequins for well over 20 years, probably about 26 now. When I started out white tread was it. No other options available in the craft stores , and because back in the late 1980’s there was not option of ordering online, that was it. I finally found black and then over the years , especially as the internet became a thing, I was able to find some colors and purchased every single color I could get my hands on. I thought that was it. No other options and then I found a bounty of threads on Amazon, wow, 36 vibrant colors, some I had never had, like yellow and orange and teal and so many others. I ordered them and when they came, I was not disapointed, wow !!
Some of the colors I had, certain blues, browns, tans and of course white and black. Some of the pinks and purples were similiar but overall I had a bigger palette of beautiful and rich colors for my bead work.
Here are all my threads , a huge collection and I did order a second set of the new tubes so that I have plenty for a long time. I know things can disapear and they will not go bad if I buy them, some of my thread is almost 30 years old, so I figured I would get them while they were a good price, on average , a buck a spool out the door, and at 77 feet are bigger than the , I believe 64 feet spools I was using. The smaller spools on average cost me 1.25 to 1.40 each plus shipping, so this is a really great deal . The big white spool is my oldest one, at least 25 years old. You can see from the much newer black spool how big it was back then. I have a couple of smaller spools and the tiny white and b lack, which are also a lot older too.. I did order a large white spool yesterday. I know I will probably not use it for a while, but they are hard to find and I got the same one I have for a good price. I jumped on it. So, with all these threads, I will not need any, no matter how much I bead for many years to come. Seed beads and sequins, I will always add new colors, need, probably not, but want, I will always want to add new colors. I just ordered a huge order of seed beads, but I am changing over to the TOHO beads, much more uniform that the beads I have that are almost 30 years old. Those work well for beaded ornaments, holding a sequin onto the piece does not require uniform beads, so I will use the more uniform for actual beadwork. Earrings, bracelets and so on. I am very excited to be getting back into my true bead love, working with those wonderful seed beads and my beloved sequins.
here are some of the colors broken down. New in the tube, old ones in front !
I am so excited with all these wonderful colors. I am going to enjoy using each and every one of them !!! I have a lot of projects lined up, will share them in another post after I post this one.
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