I received these beads from a hand made bead trade that I have been involved with. They were made by Paula, Maggie, Diane B., Diane C. Jean, and Steph. There are also a few I made. The beads are all very different and have wonderful textures and colors. I have thought about putting them in a candy dish and putting them out for everyone to admire. I belong to a fibre art group called "Surface Design", and this was a trade that I did with a few people from the group.