Today, in the midst of all my running around, I had to do a little emergency bead shopping. I happened to be in downtown Boston, so I went to Beadworks on Newbury Street. I will admit this shop is not my first choice when it comes to seed beads, mostly because their colour selection is limited (not to mention pricey) but on occasion, they have something that catches my eye.
This time, I needed some more white seed beads to complete the headlight beams for my beaded DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future. Here are the beads I bought- some size 11’s, size 8’s, a hex cut, some 15’s, and some bugle beads. Also, there is a very light pearl grey colour that I just happened to fall in love with. Click the image to enlarge:
I didn’t break the bank on this trip, but it wasn’t exactly cheap either. Each of the tubes above cost $4! Granted they may be different beads, but I’d pay half
that price at Beaucoup Beads
for the same quantity… Ah well… I guess that’s life in the big city!
Also, while I was there, I was given a Frequent Beader Card! The deal is- for every $20 you receive – you receive 20 points. And, for every 200 points earned, a $20 reward is added to your card for use on a future purchase. That’s not a bad incentive… but I think my personal 15%-off discount card at Beaucoup Beads is a much better incentive…
Hmmm… maybe Beadworks will give me a discount card someday… in my dreams! 😮