|L-R: Blue Fizz, Dichroic Ice, Red Berry|
First up was Blue Fizz - When I went to buy my first bracelet and beads this was one of the beads I'd originally wanted to buy, except when I saw it I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. I went with different choices for a number of reasons, but at the time I think it was the uniformity of the bumpies that put me off, I do like messy bumpie beads! Roll forward by a year or so and Blue Fizz was exactly what I needed when I made my Blue Galaxy Bracelet. A bit late for that bracelet but I have to say I've definitely changed my mind about this bead.
Next was Dichroic Ice - a bead I have pretty much ignored until I saw some photos of one on someone's bracelet. This is a deliberate move towards collecting some of the more, what I think of as, icy beads. I've not bought this with a particular design in mind but I'd also like to pick up Mountain Crystal and Inner Glow for very similar reasons.
Blue Fizz and Red Berry were bought separately but they are a perfect match and quite big beads on a bracelet, I can't wait for my next break and make session to try them out!