Christmas Lights Beads - 8mm x 13mm
Christmas light beads are so adorable!
December 30, 2011
Disappointed in Size
These ornaments were tiny. Much smaller than I expected-could be used as large earrings. I think they were very expensive for the size and were 1/3 the size of the ones I got last year that cost much less.
December 19, 2011
better last year
I bought these last year and they were beautiful. I used them with glass leaves and glass candy canes (no longer available unfortunately) to make very unique Christamas tree ornaments. This year I purchased them again at full price but they were not at all the same. One of only two things I have ever returned to OTC.
February 26, 2011
Great Picture - Product Doesn't Follow Through
The picture for these on the website is fantastic which made me want to get these very badly. I should have read other reviews before buying them though.
The color on these are okay. The blue comes much MUCH darker than is pictured and the yellow ones are all of a poorer quality than the other three colors. The yellow ones have some clear parts swirled through them which ruins the effect these would otherwise have. Also, many of the ones I received had bubbles in the glass and on the red and yellow ones it's more noticeable.
The holes on these are also not always even, sometimes one side rises higher than the other. Shape of the lights is also not very consistent, some are more squished than others which makes them look more mushroom-like.
These would probably work best on a bracelet for the ones with inconsistent holes. If you're lucky you may be able to make them into cute charms to use in a necklace if you happen to get any with better hole quality.
Even though you do get 24 pieces these are rather pricey for the gamble you take at buying them at full price. If they happen to go on sale I would say they might be worth a try.
January 30, 2011
melted glass mess
These beads were an unrecognizable, melted mess of colored glass. I just threw them out.
November 16, 2010
really cute. some are misformed but overall cute item
October 23, 2010
not my best purchase
I really liked these light beads but was disappointed in some of them as I wanted to use them for earrings but a couple were broken and some of the colors were off. Still had enough to make some earrings. i would probably order them again.
October 13, 2010
Love these beads
I made earrings out of these beads and they look awesome. The holes are small enough that you can put them on a head pin without a loop on the bottom of it, which looks great.
September 6, 2010
Very Good with some misgivings
These Christmas Lights Glass Beads are very cute and work well as earrings and in bracelets, but there seems to be no reason for the blue and yellow ones. Maybe if they were blue and SILVER they would work. The red and green ones complement each other well, though, and the price is such that I can order more sets and not suffer too much of a loss, except to gain a pile of blue and yellow Christmas Lights Glass Beads. Maybe I'll try painting them (spray).
November 17, 2009
Too expensive for the quality
These are very expensive. They come in a package the size of a deck of cards but are shipped at a high price in a box big enough to hold two pairs of shoes. I could have saved a a bundle on shipping. The beads are mis-shaped. chipped and on a few lacking the shape they were designed to represent. Of course shipping took 14 days so by the time I received them it was too late to reorder for my project.
November 13, 2009