We found the beads at our local scrap exchange. The beads were donated by Burt's Bees and there were a TON of them.. well it may not have literally been a ton but there were a heck of a whole lot. They were a great find and we wish we had gotten more because they are all gone! The bees are made of pewter so they are very weighty and elegant and have such good detailing they are amazing.
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