The July Bead of the Month is a pair of glass beads called Caramel Latte and they come bundled with a coffee mug! I have the mug sitting in my bead area and it’s currently holding beads I need to photograph, but I took it over to my local Starbucks yesterday and asked them to make a drink in it. 

There is a bit of texture on the beads, not quite as raised as the Taste True Beadz, but more like a fine salt or sugar. The Latte bead, which was a Bead of the Month about a year ago, is smooth, but the colours are the same. I’ve got them on the Dirty Twisted Bangle here with the the Cold Milk beads in between. The stoppers are called Earth-ish. 

Here are a couple of macro pictures, so you can see the texture. It almost looks like sugar just before it reaches the boiling point if you’re trying to caramelize it. 

The Caramel Latte beads also look great with the Bar Brawl bead. 

I also tried a larger bracelet and put on Grumpy Cat, as one could say they might feel grumpy if they don’t get their morning coffee. The Hug Me teddy bear will be featured tomorrow on the blog. And yeah, that’s two clover beads in there as I won a Lucky Friends Bracelet after doing a Trollbeads survey! I gave the lock to @mcctrish though. πŸ˜€

Here’s a last look at the mug and bracelet. I tried the Caramel Latte beads with other coloured beads, but didn’t find a combo I was happy with. For me they mostly work with white and the wood beads, plus silver of course. I’d be curious to hear what others are pairing them with!

Disclosure: For this blog I may receive some items as promotional samples.