Happy Halloween Pony Bead Kit - 3/8"
I bought this item for a crafts class a friend and I give at our school. This is an exceptional value. We used to go to the local Michael's for our beads and craft kits but the prices became too steep for a class of twenty four kids. We were paying four dollars four one hundred to two hundred beads. I am so glad we discovered this place. I plan to pick up craft kits as well.
September 12, 2010
Good if you value quantity over quality.
I bought these a while ago--before they went on the Halloween sale--and I just couldn't wait till they would show up in the mail. When I received them, however, I was far from impressed.
The colors of the beads--especially the orange ones--are really faded and washed out, almost like someone left them out in the sun for a year or two.
On top of that, they're shaped kind of weird. They don't seem to be the standard pony bead roundness, because none of my projects seem to hold the same shape as they should when I use these beads.
I suppose I should have expected as much by buying such a cheap item. But then again, if I waited a few months, I could have gotten them even cheaper.
Overall, if you want a more attractive, bright, colorful set of beads, then don't waste your money on these. But if you're looking for a good bulk sized product to hold your crafty children over until you can find something nicer for them to use, this is for you.
November 4, 2013
Good Value But Not Quite What I Expected
The beads were a great value! The colors were a little duller than I thought they'd be and several of them have a seam around them that can be a little rough if you are using them for jewelry. I was expecting them to be more like the pony beads found at craft stores, but these were slightly smaller and more flat on the sides. I probably should have checked the size comparison between these and the store bought ones but they looked the same in the picture so I didn't bother! These are good for kid crafts but like I said a little rough for jewelry if it's a snug fit. I bought them to use making Kandi cuffs and they work okay but can't really mix them with store bought ones because of the differences in them but overall a good value!
December 19, 2012
Great Price for pony beads
Great value. Beads aren't the "usual" shaped beads but that's alright. Will make a nice Halloween beaded banner.
July 6, 2012
as with all oriental products i've ordered, these are great for the necklaces and bracelets i make for kids.
September 1, 2010
These beads were a good product for the price, some beads were pieces and had closures on the holes, still can't complain too much, though, you do get 4000 beads, great for classroom crafts
October 15, 2009