I found these bead sets at my favirote dollar store in town, Loonie Twoons dollar store. they were $1.29 each, which is a good price for a sampling of beads. I have already whipped up a few pairs of earrings that I will photograpgh and blog tomorrow.
I have already transferred these beads into tiny zip lock bags.
browns / pinks / teals
white/black / purple / greens
...... and a few other things I picked up at Princess auto supply store - the small containers are very small