Orangey pink, as for the strand featured yesterday, certainly has its place—it goes very nicely with a variety of greens—avocado, olive, celadon—but I loves me some fuschia, the deep, blue-based version of the hue.
This strand has its bottom dangle a vessel I really liked, but I let the wall get too thin (oops), and the pin polisher wore a thin spot through, which I oh-so-cleverly positioned right in the center of the shot. (Double oops. Hm, maybe I could sell this as a case of modesty on my part, rather than careless photography? No? Well, it was worth—pardon the pun—a shot—ooh, I think it's time to go to bed now...) Normally I don't put opaque beads in the curtain—though there are a few faves, dear to me, here and there—except, perhaps at the ends, where no light can shine through. Such was my reasoning here.
There are some other things I like, such as the triple wing—these are perfectly good beads, but they never sold: I've come to the conclusion they make great bead-curtain beads, but don't work as well in a jewelry setting, and it's to jewelers that I sell most of my beads, though personally, my interest is veering to other ‘home-adornment’ type uses. I'm much more interested in dressing up my house and garden than myself—for one thing, they doesn't complain about how heavy/itchy/impractical this stuff is!
Similarly, the various fuschia pink pixies were originally a bunch of Satake samples—but since I'm no longer making satake beads, I no longer need ’em. And they're so misshapen. And now I can finally get them out of my sample drawer, where they're clutter, and into something else where they're actually useful.
Ah, the joys of tidying up.
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