You know that saying, "One's man trash is another man's treasure?" Well that is totally what happened to me today! I was sitting in the computer lab working on semester projects at school and there was a young gal sitting next to me. She got up to get something out of the printer at the end of the long table of PCs and a ton of faux-pearl beads feel out of her pocket! She said to the guy next to her, 'Yeah, my necklace broke and I shoved the beads in my pocket." Se then presumed to sweep up the pearl beads and halfheartedly brushed them under her desk. She obviously didn't want them anymore because she just left them there when she was done using the computer. Immediately my mind was like 'I bet I could tat something with those....' So I picked up about 40 of them and took them home with me. There are even three different sizes, large, medium and small ones. I was so tickled! FREE BEADS!! It just struck me funny how artsy-craftsy people can view things so differently then others. For me, it's really about seeing a material in it's raw element and wondering 'how can I make something out of that?" It's put a smile on my face all day and I can't wait to create something with them!