If you make jewelry (or you’re looking to get started) you are going to LOVE today’s giveaway! I am a big fan of Happy Mango Beads, and I use their beads in a lot of my projects. When I saw the bead package they are offering to a Happy Hour Projects reader, the first thing I said was, “Oh, I want to keep this for myself!!” Haha.
When I want something exotic, something different, or something special, Happy Mango Beads is where I look. They have a huge selection of natural beads – like shell, bone, stone, and lava beads, which if you know my style, you know I love. If you can’t find it in your average craft store, Happy Mango is where to look – they also have a huge Ethnic section, including beads that are up to 1200 years old. I’ve recently bought some old glass Arabic Prayer beads for a special project, and I have my eye on some beautiful ancient Roman Glass as well… next time I really splurge, anyway. Excavated pieces of ancient history aren’t something I’m going to pick up just for my stash, haha. But it’s so special to me to create a piece with a beautiful backstory like that. That is one of the reasons I drool over the beads at Happy Mango! (You would think they were paying me to say so, but I really just love them!)
As much as I love the hard-to-come-by beads, they have a huge selection of the classics at great prices. You will probably recognize a few of my favorite tutorials made with their beads (you can click the images if you want to know more about the projects):
Sooo many possibilities!! The collection contains all of the following: