This necklace is one that one of my friends found very amusing. It is of powder pink, struck inclompletely in the smaller beads. I had thought that powder pink was more of an earth tone, based on the compact flourescents that I use exclusively since I am a klutz and am always knocking over lamps and popping bulbs. With the incandescent lamp the pink tones come out and the necklace actually looks much better. I've posted this one before, but never with this degree of clarity. The decoration is ivory and goldstone stringer.
This is a set of party tools that I couldn't resist today. I had to put them together just to see what they looked like, with some beads that I had lying around that were roughly the right size when combined. I think the posts the beads are mounted on are interchangeable in some way but haven't tried fooling around with them yet. It might be easier to make beads to fit them. The bottle opener and stoppers are mixed silver glasses over dark opaque glass, encased in clear, and the spread knife is a center bead of partially silvered CiM stoneground flanked by two of my favorites, a core of CiM tuxedo, silver foil melted in, a thin layer of Effetre kelp and a thicker layer of clear. They have a kind of dark green iridescent quality that I find very appealing.
I posted this necklace before, but it remains one of my favorite color combinations so I'll shamelessly post it again. The green is Vetrofond oddly odd lemongrass, the purple is CiM poi with small dots of Effetre dark amethyst, and the clear is Effetre super clear. Yes, I've mixed three manufacturers in each bead. Nothing has cracked. Yet. I didn't know whether I liked the dark background or the white one better so I'm posting both. Notice the quality photography on this one. The camera matters.