Fuschia Bead Curtain Strand
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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.

bead curtain strand, summer 2006.

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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