I got a new book called 'Bead Simple' and it inspired me to look in charity shops for beads, epecially as I walk past several on my way into town. I went into Oxfam on Gosforth High Street today and found a necklace for £1.99 with transparent blue plastic beads on it, quite unusual. Success. I'll try and remember to post a photo once I've turned it into something else. I suppose I could be doubly charitable and give the reworked thing back to the shop to sell again. That would be very philanthropic of me.