Could I wait that long? Er, no. I started having a look round for ways to make my own. I found this video about using some of those glass gems to make jewellery. I had some glass gems in the cupboard as I bought them to decorate playdough with some time ago, and later we used them as part of fairy garden creations.
I had a go with the galaxy style gem first, and it was looking good. I am super pleased with it. I've no idea what I'm going to do with it yet, maybe a magnet.
Then I had a try with the marbling technique. I've never been very good with my nails, but I like buying polishes so I have a few available. My first attempt went ok, but I was too slow and it dried a bit. By the second attempt I had got it to work. Pretty patterns, loads of fun, cheap, what's not to like about it!
These techniques would work so well at a jewellery making party for girls (or ladies actually!). Now I just have to decide what I'm going to do with a load pretty gems!
And still I've not managed to get my hands on some of those beautiful flower cabochons. Sigh.