Sorry for the update here, but my Gmail isn't working and I wanted to let you all know that the packages went out this morning. Each bead is in an individual baggie with the note from the sender stapled to the baggie (except for AfricanQueen, who tied the labels to her beads). I also included a baggie with a clear elastic, so you can make your bracelet. To tie the knot with the elastic, make 3-4 knots (one on top of the other) and then pull the ends very tightly (the elastic won't break and the knots will then be secure).
Unfortunately, while I was calculating postage and sealing up packages at the post office this morning, three bead baggies fell out (two amber and one purple) and it was impossible to tell from which envelopes they originated. If you find that your package is missing:
a) a very small oval-shaped amber-colored bead (from Sarah) AND/OR
b) a round purple bead with white specks (from Milly_P)
please e-mail me ASAP to the mothering group address with your mailing address and I will send out your bead(s) immediately. I'm sorry about this!
Happy beading, everyone!