A fun group of pearls in different shapes, colors and sizes. I love the dark teal rounds and the cranberry keishi pearl.
This is a yummy concotion of various sizes and colors of shell pearls mixed with some very sparkly crystal rondelles.
These shell pearl and crystal mixes come in different colors. Normally, I'm a "blue" kind of girl, but I'm really loving both of the mixes they sent me and can't decide which one to play with first!
In other news...is it possible to seethe in frustration? I know you can seethe with anger, but does that term work for frustration, too? If it does, that's what I'm feeling. I had this great necklace all designed and ready to go. All I had to do was put a clasp on it. It was easy and effortless - y'know, one of those ideas that everything just "works" the first time? I had all the right beads in the right shapes and sizes, had the right findings, everything was really rolling along.
Or so I THOUGHT! Y'see, I bought two strands of blue glass nugget shaped beads at Michael's for this design. They were exactly the right size and shape for the design and the blue color matched the blue in the pendant I'm working with perfectly...IN THE STORE. It also matched perfectly during my lunch hour in the office which is when I was putting the design together.
Got home last night and went to put the clasp on and all of a sudden, those blue beads?
Not blue any more.
They are now LAVENDER. And I don't mean a bluish-lavender. I mean really strongly almost purple kinda lavender.
(and no, I was not drinking at the time, just in case you were wondering)
Further experimentation reveals that these beads are blue under fluorescent lighting (like at Michael's and in my office) but lavender in daylight and under the lights in my house.
Do I have ANYTHING else in my stash that can match or replace them in the design?
OF COURSE NOT!
Everything is either the wrong color or the wrong size and shape.
I do this hobby for fun, right?