These are beads that have been soaking since mid-September. They were still hard to get off the mandrels, believe it or not. Actually three of them are new beads, made in my bead cottage. The first one I made is the one on the left. The other two are at the top, under a blue flat bead. I made one bead today and moved a little glass. I'd like my sound guy to come and put in my speakers so I can listen to the radio or some music. That's the last creature comfort that is needed in the cottage.