I started by taking one of the baggies of beads and dumping them into a bowl.
For size reference, here's my big bowl next to the packaging.
I methodically sorted all the beads.
Then I hit the second baggie.
And sorted it.
There was an old jewelry box included in the package, and who knew what could be in it. . .
Yup. More awesome!
Then there was all the random pieces scattered in the box: seed beads
Plastic pearl cabs and glass beads
Interesting metal bits
And the treasure below (that daisy piece on the bottom left is a snippet of hand-painted tin!!)
This bit of a druzy piece really excited me.
I even have to show you my space (in the floor of course) for sitting and sorting. That big area in the middle is where a Hope was.
Needless to say, Marina really spoiled those of us who lucked up and won her birthday giveaway. Thank you!! Now, to get my booty in gear and use these wonderful bits!