Under the Sea Lampwork Glass Beads - 8mm-20mm
Too cutsie for my taste, but OK for kids.
I thought I wanted these lampwork beads for a seaside beading project, but I was working for adults and these beads are too cute and were not appropriate for my use. Children, on the other hand, would probably love them. Oriental Trading graciously accepted them back.
May 28, 2014
very cute, awesome deal
bought these for a project I was working on and everyone loved it!
February 18, 2014
These are too cute for words.
Bought these and man are they cute. Tiny and detailed. Only issue was an octopi was already broken when I opened the package which makes me sad. Other than that great and cute but very very fragile.
December 23, 2013
Only two were cool and not broken
Could have been cool if half of them were not broken. Only 2 were nice octopus and lobster, too bad they were not usable!
July 25, 2012
Under the Sea Beads
These are so cute, only had a few octopus legs broken, but overall, they will make great crafting pieces for me. Would definately buy these again.
June 22, 2012
Great for Crafting
I purchased these items to make some wine charms for a gift exchange on our upcoming Disney Cruise. They were perfectly themed and all arrived well packed (bubble wrap) and none were broken. I was a little concerned about adding a "Head Pin" so that they could be threaded on the wine charm, and ended up having to use a small bead to keep the end of the head pin from coming thru the bead. I was able to make the requisite circle in the head pin without breaking a single bead.
Some were slightly "off" as far as where the eyes, etc, were placed, but not so much that it was a deal-breaker.
I would buy these again for a similar craft!
April 5, 2012
Fish look squished but the crab, octopus and lobster were very cute.
October 11, 2011
Ours arrived grouped by type of sea creature (same number of each) and bubble wrapped. None broken and all well formed.
July 1, 2011
Cute but fragile
These were cute but it was hard to tell what the seahorses were at first (we had to use a lot of imagination). Also, some of the legs on the octopi came either broken off or broke off during the project.
June 10, 2011
Some of the beads had no threading holes and some that did broke in half when threaded with thin 20lb fishing line. There was less of the cuter characters like the octopus and lobster and more of the simpler fish ones.
December 20, 2010