I also always make use of loyalty points, online discounts (usually 5-10%) and anything else that helps me grow my collection.
Recently I've been having a bit of a run with the bargains and have added another 8 beads... with discounts between 25 - 30% off and I've bagged myself a few retired/limited stock beads in the process. Happy Mars!
First came an online bargain, 4 beads with 30% off
Top left: Lilac Edge, Top right: Pumpkin, Bottom Left: Virgo, Bottom Right: Red Symmetry
I love how some beads are different to how you expect. I'd originally chosen Red Symmetry because I wanted to add to my red beads, whereas in reality it's a lovely but more orangy/red bead, Pumpkin I chose because of it's lovely orangy brown tones yet in reality it has some beautiful deep reds too. With Lilac Edge I wanted a bead that would span both purple and red, whereas it has an almost oil painting like quality with added orange in the palette.
Virgo I'd had my eye on for a while, as well as a beautiful silver bead with a bead mounted on it, my Dad is a Virgo and I wanted a Dad bead to go with my "Father-in-Law" bead.
Again in the online bargains came a long time favourite from my wish list, 25% off this time, Clear Blue Bubbles!
|L-R: Brown Desert, Purple Stripes, Blue Goldstone|
I've told my friends about my bargains and 2 beads have been purchased by others, and I've just received a Wish List from a friend with priorities and a budget so I'm off back to shop on her behalf as she doesn't live up this end of the country.
Hmmm now if only someone would pay me to become a personal bead shopper!