Hi there, I recently was sent via email from Deb Roberti's, Around the Beading Table, a link to a rather gorgeous beading pattern called the Claudi Cali Bead Chain by Linda Genaw. The pattern included some beads called Cali Beads, and I must admit to never having heard of them, so off I went on a search.
I discovered that Cali beads are Czech glass beads in a marquise shape with three holes and are 3x8mm in size. I looked around the internet and finally decided to buy some from CjBeaders, an online shop I have personally never tried before. They are available at other online stores so you can shop around, but they are not widely available as I type this.
I purchased three colours as you can see from the picture above. Top is Hematite, bottom left is Crystal Gold Amber and bottom right is Crystal Vega Iris, which all came in packs of 50 at various prices depending on the colour.
I am excited to get started on my bracelet and will show it off once completed.