For those of you who follow my blog, you know that I have been cleaning out the basement -- upcycle projects, random wood, board lumber, et all. The deal was... I clean out the basement of stuff I will probably never finish anyway... sell as much of it as I can... and gift the rest... and the money goes towards a strand of beads I have had my eyes on for a long time.

Well, my hubby had mercy on me... and he went ahead and OK'd the purchase of the beads. 
That said... I made all but about $20 for the strand (which I will make up)... and the basement is now void of extra stuff. 
 AND.. last evening he gave me the strand. SAPPHIRES!!!!
I can't even tell you how excited I am to use these...

"Multi-color rondelle Sapphires. Smooth, hand cut. Sized 4.5-4.8mm diameter, 2.6 to 3.8mm thick."