No, these are not beads. I did shoot this picture in the parking lot of a bead store. Took about 2 seconds. Get out of car, lift camera, focus, press shutter. Is this an earth shattering picture? No. Is it one of my favorites? No, not by a long shot. I just think it’s amazing what you can find 6 inches from the tops of your shoes.
Here’s a question I’ve been contemplating for about 15 years, ever since I saw a store in San Diego called, “Beads, Beads, Beads”: how does a store that only sells beads stay in business? Well, it’s obvious now: beads are beautiful and lots of people buy beads.