Well, it was worth getting up while it is still dark -- and heading out in the cold to a flea market about 25 miles from here. I was disappointed the gal from last month with all the beautiful MOP buttons was not there this time.
I did find this box with MANY varied color cabochons -- and probably 500 head pins too --all for $3.00. The box was marked $6.00 but all of this dealer's items were 50% off -- I would have gone home very happy with just these, but then came across the beads that are laying around the outside of the box. The dealer called these "Christmas Beads" -- I thought maybe Mardi Gras beads --- do any of you have any ideas? They are glass beads and shown are two strings of them.