Since my last post on Kashmiri beads, I've been contacted by a number of people who have asked where I found my Kashmiri style beads. I even had a gentleman from Spain who wanted to gift them to his wife for her birthday..... isn't that so thoughtful!
So it seems that these opulent, over-the-top, almost gaudy Kashmiri beads are gaining in popularity and I've noticed they're popping up in a few more places both online and in shops. The range of colours and designs becoming available is also increasing. So I thought I'd share two of my favourite online sources with you.
All the beads in my earlier post came from Stamp Antics. They come in strands with coordinating beads and they are long enough that you could just thread them onto Stretch Magic, tie off into a secure knot and you'll have a stunning, yet simple bracelet. You won't find the beads listed on the website yet as it's still under construction but send an email to Jenny (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will get back to you.
My other favourite online source for Kashmiri style beads is Beads Online: www.beadsonline.com.au. The beads are available unstrung, in either small lots or as individuals. Judith's service is excellent.... my last order arrived next business day!
Now it's time for a give away. For your chance to win some Kashmiri opulence, leave a comment at the bottom of this post and you'll go into the draw. I'll draw a winner randomly on Wednesday evening (Brisbane time), 13th July. The winner will receive one pre-strung strand of Kashmiri beads of my choice. Don't forget to leave your contact details so that I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. For Hive and Facebook readers, please click here to leave your comment.
Good luck and happy creating!