Thanks to everyone who commented on my first attempt at a gradient!
Lighter colors at the bottom, check. Did my best to compare beads on cloth before sewing. And I think the colors work together. 🙂
…The pattern for these is a lot simpler than you’d think, but keeping track of which color you’re picking up can be tricky. I find I pull it off best if I put beads in two rows; for example, first row piles of colors 1, 3, and 5, second 2, 4, and 6. That way beads near each other aren’t as close in color and are less easily confused.
The silk-finish beads (next-to-last row of yellow and the top pink) are lovely in person but a real bear to photograph! They change color with any shift of light.