Choosing beads isn’t something I stress much about but sometimes it’s nice to hear what others thing. I keep a fairly decent selection of beans here but often don’t have the ones I need.
I’m using an Anna Victoria pattern and I love her designs so much. They’re easy enough to do and all are gorgeous.
This is going to be a shawl and the yarn is mostly silk, which is so different to work with than is merino wool. There’s not much give and the yarn is splitty but that’s just how it is.
Anyway, can you see the three vertical beads?
Bead #1: This is the milky, opal looking bead at the bottom. It has a gold lining. I think it’s too white but Addie likes it best – I think it’s the sparkle factor.
Bead #2: The middle bead. It’s more of a clear bead with a gold lining. I don’t think it adds anything.
Bead #3: The top bead is pink with a gold lining. It’s my preference but, I don’t have enough of those. Last night I ordered more and am thinking a very similar bead but more peachy might be the right choice. The photo below shows the pink beads I used in the swatch, with the peach beads below it.
There will be nearly 2,000 beads used so using anything darker that would show up better might be overpowering. I want something that will give just a hint of a bead but not be an eye catcher.
So . . what do you think?