I've put my new beads away; arranged by color and size. Yes, I did pet them a bit; I pulled out this one and that and just enjoyed the colors and the variety of finishes. Matte beads are my new favorite; there is something so wonderful about them. But enough of my precious; I could not resist using them.
I pulled out a gorgeous lampwork focal bead by Melissa Vess, with loads of colors in it, and I went drawer by drawer, from yellow to violet, pulling out dozens of colors that matched or complemented the bead.
Will I use all of them? Probably not. But what a lovely palette they make. I've started another lace piece, this time in glorious color.
Lots and lots and lots of color . . . .