The drops here are made with almost all Delica beads; the resulting jaggedness in the lines of the strands surprised me. After all, Delica beads are used in beadweaving because they’re very regular in shape… at least, in cylindrical shape. The edges, apparently not so much.
Despite their irregularity, regular seed beads tend to be more rounded on the edges, and so tend to slide around to the point that an earring drop makes a much smoother and more supple line. Given this earring is for Judal, who’s several flavors of jagged crazy, the result wasn’t bad, but it’s definitely something I intend to keep in mind when making further shinies.