I was super excited to finally receive my package from The Plaid Barn!
When I saw this pop up in my email, I knew I had to pick it up. If you read my blog, you know I love stud earrings, especially using flower cabs. I had never bought chrysanthemums in the past, so I was super excited. Especially for approx. 40 pieces for $1.47? Amazing.
I ended up buying 15 sets so my total with shipping was $25 flat. It took a little over a month from order-arrival.
What I first noticed was how translucent most of the cabs were.
I was really surprised. I thought they were all going to be opaque. (In the sample photographs all of the cabs were opaque.) Then I reread the fine print and it said out of 22 assorted colors; which covered the more translucent cabs.
It really is just personal preference, and I just so happen to like the more opaque colors.
Unluckily for me though, the majority of the cabs I received were more translucent.
I got about 148 opaque cabs, which would total about 4/15 sets. The remaining 11 sets were translucent colors.
Again, there was nothing physically wrong with the more translucent cabs, I just wasn't expecting them.
This color is gorgeous-- but I did get a disproportionate amount of honestly quite dull colors. I was a bit disappointed, but I guess I just drew an unlucky bag.
Also, since I ordered 15 sets of approx. 40 pcs, so approx. 600 in all, give or take... 20? I received 557 in all.
These four colors are my favorite!
I ended up doing the usual, bobby pins and stud earrings.
Overall, the Plaid Barn is a new company trying to smooth out its kinks. I respect that they answer customer's emails promptly. I also respect that they apologized and refunded shipping costs when they thought shipping was taking too long.
And in the end, they did deliver based on their description:
Did anyone else order the cabs, and what colors did everyone get?