The first set includes some round beads and assorted nugget shapes in clear and translucent oranges and browns. The warm glow is irresistible! To go along with these, I have a handful of amber colored coin beads. They have an interesting vintage appeal - I think they would look fantastic paired with micro-macramé.
These beads are definitely not the real thing - most acrylic beads can be spotted by the minute seams left by molds and presses, if not by their weight and feel. Did you know that genuine amber is one of the easiest stones to appraise? Warming a piece in your hands will produce a very faint odor like pine resin - the source of this beautiful stone.
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For your chance to win all of the beads shown here, leave a comment on this post, answering the following question:
What is your favorite type of natural bead?
One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Wednesday, March 14th. If you don’t have a Blogger profile with email contact enabled, please make sure to leave a contact link with your comment, so I can let you know if you win! This giveaway is open to readers from Canada and the US.
Good luck, and happy beading!
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