A while back, they had these bracelets at Target with big green beads and little chinese coins as spacers. I liked the little coins and cut the bracelet apart to get them, and then had no idea what to do with the beads. They are a strange green color, unlike any of my other green beads.
Today I was looking at a different dubious purchase, a small packet of reject beads that I got on clearance. As sometimes happens when you have glass beads in a little baggie, there was glass dust in the bag which made the beads look dusty and ugly. I have seen it often enough to know that these are real bargains - the glass dust cleans off easily, and the beads look great once you can see them. So, I had this 50 cent bag of little glass beads, and I was trying to figure out what to do with them, and I looked at the green beads, and it hit me.