And now for something completely different.
A collection of approximately 330 assorted big, black, bold, and beautiful glass beads that may offer an exciting new canvas for paintbrush artists.
Examples of how the surface of this unusual canvas can be used to create eye-catching images such as those shown above.
The beads are also perfect ingredients for making large, oversized, and chunky jewellery, eye-catching hangers, or hangings.
The collection comprises 14 bead shapes, including diamonds, hearts, slabs, flowers, gourds, twists, cylinders, and tiles.
Each bead measures between 10mm and 60mm, and, depending on the size, come with a large 1.5mm-3mm centre-drill hole which makes them suitable for most threading materials such as leather, Tigertail, and wire, or fishing line.
Well-priced at $0.11 each.
The beads come alive when splashes of vibrant colours are applied to the mostly flat surfaces, as the photographs illustrate.
Either acrylic or oil paint is suitable to use in dressing up the beads – or keep them black to provide additional contrast to your work.
For beaders familiar with the Margaret River Beads Indian silver foil glass range, this collection of unpainted jet-black beads is identical in shape to their counterparts.