I love the fun necklaces with big chunky beads. I hit my local craft stores trying to find large beads to make a few necklaces of my own. Our town only has two craft stores. I didn't find much. The beads either looked cheap- perfect for a four year old playing dress up- or they didn't have the colors I needed. I had a "duh" moment and looked for beads at etsy under the supply category.
I found these pretty glass "pearl" beads and purchased them for two different necklaces. I purchased two different shades of gray and some cream beads and crystals. I tried to find beads that were at least 14mm. My local craft store carries the smaller sizes.
For my match everything, all cream colored necklace I purchased a few large glass crystals to add texture and sparkle. They were a nice addition. I personally prefer cream pearls to white- but that is just me.
I found some yellow beads here... for some reason a large, pretty yellow bead is nearly impossible to find. These are 20mm- very nice size!
I did find out that making a necklace with tons of beads can get expensive (my gray pearl necklace-yikes)! You can
September 1 we went back onto our modified Dave Ramsey budget so there is less shopping and more saving going on at our house now ;0)