Red Round Bead Assortment - 6mm-7mm
might work for Martha Stewart's cranberry wreath
I saw these on sale and have been wanting to make Martha Stewart's cranberry bead wreath for over a decade. I like the color, but of course I did not order enough beads the 1st time around. Her instructions call for 800 beads; approx 200 each of 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, and 12mm sizes for an 8-inch styro wreath form; and 300 of each size for a 10-inch wreath. Since OT's are only 6mm and 7mm, I will get 5 packs and see what happens.
The color is a good red. If you're expecting a purplish cranberry color, these are a little more on the brown/orange side. But the wild cranberries in northern Illinois are more brown/orange anyway, and so is my decor. The reason I gave quality only a 4 is I won't have the diversity of sizes MS recommends for this particular project.
All told, this will be maybe a $30 wreath (I'm getting the beads on sale), which is a lot for a small wreath, but people who've used the druk beads that MS recommends report their wreaths come in at over $100, so take your pick.
September 7, 2012
Great little red beads
I wasn't sure about these beads but read Marty's review and decided to purchase them. Sale price was great. They are a true red! I bought one package, liked them so much that I ordered another one. Perfect to use for our school colors of red and black and are so cute in the bracelets I am making.
July 10, 2012
Perfect red beads
I make and sell jewelry and buy from OT a lot, but these had no reviews, so I bought them on a whim and I am buying more!! They are the perfect red for Christmas, Valentines' Day, and Patriotic jewelry as well as jewelry for teachers since the red is basic red!
August 25, 2010