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freckles81
« on: October 25, 2012 06:51:37 AM »

I really like the stormy seas necklace that anthropologie sold a while ago. I would like to make one myself but can't find the beads. I realize that people sell them on etsy but I'd prefer to make one. I'm looking for teardrop shaped faceted briolette beads with a hole through the top face and not the side. I've done a google search and looked at my local craft stores and can't find them. I found clear and black at JoAnn's but they are on the small side. All of the beads I have found online are drilled through the side. I have seen a few tutorials where people paint the clear kind with nail polish or acrylic craft paint but I question how well that will hold up. I also would prefer that they be somewhat semi transparent. I'm looking for a turquoise or orange, any ideas on where to look? They must exist because the people on etsy making necklaces have them.

Here is a picture of what I'm looking for.
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accordingtoshe
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012 10:25:59 AM »

Hi! Have you checked Etsy for these? Many Etsy sellers have unique supplies that you just can't find in local craft stores.
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pheeliques
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012 06:53:39 PM »

just like lauren, i recommend etsy.

doing a search for faceted briolettes turned up these:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/100251950/light-seafoam-green-chalcedony-faceted?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=faceted+briolette&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all

http://www.etsy.com/listing/60510501/10-pcs-of-natural-aquamarine-faceted?ref=sr_gallery_28&ga_search_query=faceted+briolette&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=all

http://www.etsy.com/listing/112915678/aaa-aqua-green-chalcedony-drop-gemstone?ga_search_query=aqua

http://www.etsy.com/listing/6716187/15-in-strand-of-light-blue-glass-quartz?ref=sr_gallery_21&ga_search_query=faceted+briolette&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=5&ga_search_type=all

http://www.etsy.com/listing/112477572/apatite-faceted-briolette-teardrop-bead?ref=sr_gallery_11&ga_search_query=faceted+briolette&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=6&ga_search_type=all

http://www.etsy.com/listing/111938697/peruvian-opal-faceted-teardrop-briolette

someone, somewhere on easy should have the kind of briolettes you are looking for.  if not, check out firemountain gems at http://www.firemountaingems.com

i hope you are able to find them!
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BritBrat
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013 04:36:10 PM »

I've actually found a couple of places that sell them. Although some not necessarily the opaque ones like in the picture, cause I'm looking for those as well. Here is what I did find of that particular kind, and some others:

 Grin Perfect----->http://www.etsy.com/shop/Annjewelrystore?section_id=11922864 and http://www.etsy.com/listing/111720846/20-jet-black-teardrop-chandelier

http://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/H206166PB

http://www.creativebeadcraft.co.uk/pp13-t-pear-pendant-transparent-colours-transparent-acrylic-pendants.asp#

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85206516/supplies-pendants-transparent-cherry-red

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75169072/2-vintage-lucite-sapphire-blue-faceted

http://www.etsy.com/listing/97587921/38x22x10mm-smooth-clear-teardrop-bead

http://www.etsy.com/listing/98459806/20pcssmooth-rainbow-teardrop-crystal

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81833706/50-vintage-acrylic-faceted-tear-drop-top



 Huh BTW, I seriously don't know why its so friggin' hard to find these! It seems like ALL of the shops on Etsy, etc. have NO problem with getting a good supply, and I feel weird asking another shop owner where she gets her supply from. I don't want her thinking I'm trying to steal her customers away or anything. Personally, I've been doing the whole hand-paint those clear ones, which I got here  http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/large-clear-gem-drop-garland-920363/ , but that's quite time consuming to be totally honest with you. It's fine for that personal touch or hand-crafted touch, but then you have to up the price based on the time you took to paint it all and I don't want to do that if I don't have to.


If you find any, I'd like to know as well!
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