oh my goodness i am a silly, silly girl. i got on ebay (you know where this is going) and found these lovely gemstones for ridiculously low prices. the starting bids were one cent, forty-nine cents, and ninety-nine cents for fifteen inch strands! remarkable, no? so i jumped right in and started bidding and winning...LOTS. but then i thought i should look at the shipping. first item is $4.95 and each additional item is $2. that sounded fairly normal. but, after i had won twenty something auctions i realized that i really wasn't saving any money when it was going to cost me as much to ship these things as i paid for them! golly, golly i just got carried away. but i did get some pretty beads. wanna see some of them? hee, hee. haw!