And sometimes the bunnies get ambitious.
Basically, someone I know took the general earring shape and said, “I wonder what I can put in that?” This was a kind of scaled variant design that they really wanted to see tried.
I wanted to do reds and oranges, I’d done a lot of blue lately, so I poked goldfish colors.
…And then once I had a selection of darn near every orange I had, I reconsidered how the different finishes and intensities would look next to each other, went “meh”, and considered how it’d look with silk-finish luster white and all silver-lined colors for contrast. So I looked up koi fish on the web.
…I didn’t get in any blue, which seems a shame, given the pretty blue-and-white koi pics I found. But calico koi colors? Yep!
Though now I’m wondering if it would have been more koi-like if the thin stripes were color and the larger ones white.
And no, you’re not imagining things, there are two colors of white. Silk-finish beads are absolutely lovely, but their tendency to be slightly more fragile means I keep them off edges whenever I can. So I used a Ceylon pearl on the edge where white was needed.
Thoughts, suggestions welcome!