“Can there be too much bling?”
Description from J Yee smart chick: I took a fun beading class this week, on how to make a multi-strand lariat with 8 mm and 4 mm crystal pearls, 6 mm czech glass beads, and seed beads in between each group of the larger beads (glass pearls and czech) -
I had lavender crystal pearls and amethyst gold luster czech together in the big bead clusters, with gray lilac ceylon seed beads - well, both the lavender pearls and seed beads looked pretty light compared to the czech glass -
the instructor commented that in design terms, since the glass pearls and czech beads are pretty shiny, we should put seed beads in between that have a more subdued not so shiny finish - like matte, for instance, she said it gives a different impact... boy was that true!
So I spent the next few days considering what color seed beads to swap my gray lilac ones for - and ended up using some gray rainbow transparent ones I had bought awhile ago... the effect is much better, even if the gray seed beads look somewhat darker than I had hoped - I wanted light gray seed beads, but couldn't readily find any in local shops - or ones that weren't quite as expensive as delicas tend to be...
So I had a great lesson on lots of levels that reminds me of how bead colors do change quite a bit, depending on what you put 'em with - that if I put the lavender pearls and gray lilac seed beads w/ lighter beads, they both would look darker... :), and the same is true in reverse - put darker beads w/ lighter ones, to lighten up the dark beads... ;)
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|25 beads||$1.65||OUT OF STOCK|
|Package of 10||$2.40|