I needed a little something to give to my friend Chris for her birthday last week (always younger than me, dammit!). Her favorite color is lime green so I got these beads at Michael's and made her a bracelet. I even managed to find all my tools, a clasp, etc. easily, although I brought the stuff up to the living room to make, because my craft room is still not habitable.
I haven't made any jewelry in ages and when I do, I'm always worried about how well the piece will hold up. But miraculously, the crimp beads crimped on the first try and everything seems to be sturdy.
I even have some beads left over to make matching earrings.