Now, this is closer to what I had in mind!
Same white silk; though these beads are from a new vial and seem to be a hair more translucent than the first vial I had. But instead of silver-lined avocado green and marigold, I have silver-lined Duracoat mistletoe green and light gold. I think it makes a big difference.
Supposedly the Duracoat finish stands up to handling a lot better than some beads; we’ll see. I mainly used it for the color (closer to manga depictions of the sutra-green) and the shine, which evoked more of a “fine paper” impression, to me.
Thoughts and suggestions welcome!