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Crayola ain't got nothin' on us Contrary to popular belief, coming up with the color name of beads is hard work. It is especially hard when you're working on a whole bunch of similar beads at one time! How does one even decide what is butterscotch, creme brulee, or tapioca? (It just makes me want a snack.) You can now search all of...

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Spontaneous creator or meticulous planner? I am the latter in all aspects of my life. Very type "A".  I like rules and such. I always have to plan out my projects before I assemble.  I look at all of my materials for a while, brainstorm, take a break, come back, and then begin.  Sometimes this process takes a few days or so of planning...

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Bees? Beans? Beets? Beads? What do you sell? I could easily tell people I am in the import/export business, but gosh that's boring! I am still working on complete articulation of the word "beads", but until then I love hearing what business people think I am in. The funny thing is that we do sell bees, beans, beets and beads...well...

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National Donut Day! It just came to my attention, thanks to Dunkin' Donuts, that today is National Donut Day!  How fun is that!  Did you know that Happy Mango Beads has LOTS OF DONUTS?

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When a Stegodon sits on your igloo... Q: What time is it when a Stegodon sits on your igloo? A: Time to build another igloo! (I know, I know, that's really bad!) We have just listed some new, awesome beads on our webstore that are made from Stegodon bone and tusk! (scroll to the bottom of our Rare & Fancy page to find them) These mammals...

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Spontaneous creator or meticulous planner?

I am the latter in all aspects of my life. Very type “A”.  I like rules and such.

I always have to plan out my projects before I assemble.  I look at all of my materials for a while, brainstorm, take a break, come back, and then begin.  Sometimes this process takes a few days or so of planning until the idea is fully formed in my head. It probably takes longer than necessary for me to create sometimes, but it’s my process.  As long as the end result is awesome, right?

Are you a planner or do you make it up as you go?

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Happy Friday Honorary Mangos!

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We here at the Happy Mango warehouse have been doing our darndest to provide materials for our awesome new handmade bottle cap beads!  These beads are so playful and original we just couldn’t resist doing our part to make sure there’s more of them in the world.  So happy weekend everyone and I’ll cheers to your future bead order after I’ve worked up a thirst in the garden!

Bottle Cap Beads

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Wow! But how are they used as beads? Curious minds! ;)

They are molded into beads with a hole drilled through them. You can view them on our website for a better idea here: http://www.happymangobeads.com/metal_bottle_cap_beads.aspx

Cheers,
Emily

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Bees? Beans? Beets? Beads?

What do you sell?

I could easily tell people I am in the import/export business, but gosh that’s boring! I am still working on complete articulation of the word “beads”, but until then I love hearing what business people think I am in. The funny thing is that we do sell bees, beans, beets and beads…well in one form or another.

Beads, Beets & Beans

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National Donut Day!

It just came to my attention, thanks to Dunkin’ Donuts, that today is National Donut Day!  How fun is that!  Did you know that Happy Mango Beads has LOTS OF DONUTS?

Afghani Beaded Donuts : Happy Mango Beads

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When a Stegodon sits on your igloo…

Q: What time is it when a Stegodon sits on your igloo?

A: Time to build another igloo! (I know, I know, that’s really bad!)

We have just listed some new, awesome beads on our webstore that are made from Stegodon bone and tusk! (scroll to the bottom of our Rare & Fancy page to find them) These mammals were huge and are considered a sister group of mammoths and elephants. The most notable feature of a Stegodon were their tusks. They grew quite long and sometimes very close together. This sometimes caused their trunks to have to drape over their tusks instead of falling in between like an elephants!

Stegodon fossils have been found in a few different countries including North America, Canada and  Indonesia.  The fossilized beads that we offer at Happy Mango were excavated from the Solo River region of Java, Indonesia. It is estimated that these tusks and bones are 1.9 million years old!

 Stegodon Beads

 

 

 

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