Gnome & Mushroom Lampwork Glass Beads - 10mm - 15mm
Darling mushrooms- exactly as pictured.
The gnomes do have pointy-spiked beards (as noted by other reviewers) instead of the rounded ones shown here.
But they are still cute. A good value, considering the price.
I read a lot of complaints about the quality of OTC's lampwork beads- but for the price they are all a phenomenal value. Look at other sites. You will find better made beads- at about ten or twenty bucks a piece.
For an inexpensive 'crafters' grade bead- these are perfect. If you are a professional jeweler, look elsewhere.
March 3, 2011
Exactly what I was looking for
Quality was excellent. Am very happy with the speed that I receive my orders and the way they are packed to protect them. I recommend Oriental Trading to all my friends. There is so much to choose from that anything can be found -- all you have to do is look.
February 23, 2011
Cute gnomes and mushrooms
I smiled when I opened the package of gnomes and mushrooms. They are quite cute and each is a little different from the others. There are six colors of glass in each gnome and three colors on the mushrooms.Although the beard strands have little points at the end, I don't find them bothersome on my skin. They just add to the uniqueness of each gnome. I find that there's a fair amount of detail for lampwork beads at this price. The ones I bought will be included with other beads in a bracelet.
February 6, 2011
Gnomes and Mushrooms
If you are purchasing these beads and expect to get a perfectly rendered gnome... stop right now and remove it from your basket. I found them to be cute and the pictures are good representation of what you will be getting. the mushrooms are adorable. I will be creating and wearing them happily. they make me smile and that is all that really mattered to me.
February 2, 2011
Don't Buy the Gnome Beads!
I have waited for years to purchase lampwork glass beads from OT. I finally have and they are NOT even worth the sale price. Mishaped a busted is what I received on 2 sets of gnomes. One gnome bead out of 8 was somewhat like the picture. You could atleast tell it was going to be a gnome! The gnomes feet are all jagged as are their poorly done beards. The gnomes have crazy eyes, some oth the side of their heads! You do not get anything close to the picture OT has on their site. The mushrooms ends are jagged and sharp. Several pieces were packaged broken. They actually sent me busted beads on purpose!To have this problem fixed OT charged me of each set they replaced, just no shipping.I have yet to receive the new order. It is so NOT worth buying from here even for the 4.99 sale price. Keep your money and sanity.
January 24, 2011
Great customer service. Overall pretty nice quality.
January 22, 2011
They did not really look like gnomes to me or my 6yr old. Those in the picture are the very best ones in the entire lot and I didn't get one of those.
January 18, 2011
I don't know why these beads had such low ratings. Mine were in perfect shape and you could tell the what were the gnomes and mushrooms. Very cute beads.
December 13, 2010
gnome and mushroom lampwork
really badly made beads, some (most) of the gnomes were un-identifiable, the mushrooms were faded
February 13, 2009