You know the saying, well it is true.
I use acrylic raspberry beads for some of the flowers I make. I like to buy them bulk, a gross at a time, because these are often used for wedding flowers. The problem is, that I can only get certain colors from US suppliers. I've been hunting down a peach bead, and finally found them in China.
I've worked in China and I know how things are during the New Year Holiday. Factories and Offices are closed for nearly 3 weeks. That and the fact that it can take up to a month to get shipment set my mind to thinking. Maybe I could tint the White beads I already had.
I guess the point is, if you don't have what you want or need, think of some way to create it yourself. Don't be afraid to experiment, because you could be pleasantly surprised and after all, what do you have to lose?