I already had a nice pale celery green and a deep maroon but wanted to get a fuchsia pink for this quilt. I went to Michael's and all they had was light pink but the gal told me about a place called Bead FX which wasn't that far from where I live and all they sell are beads. I went today and oh boy you could go nuts in there. I found my fuchsia beads and some nice blue and green ones that I may also use in this piece. These beads were sold by what they call a hank and there are 12 strands in each bundle and the price ran between $4.50 - $4.65 per bunch.
In addition I also bought these 3 bundles, couldn't resist and I haven't got a clue as to what I will do with them, but had to have them. If you are interested here is their web site and they do ship to the states as well as Canada for only $5.95 ($20.00 for international). http://www.beadfx.com/catalogue/index.html