So I haven’t done any more blue beads, but I did make 3+ other beads for this set. I’m envisioning making some sort of centerpiece out of the button, like the button is the center of a flower of fringe, perhaps. The clasp, I’m hoping, will be hidden underneath it. The orange beads will be clustered towards the flower, but not in a symmetrical way.
I tried two orange beads, both are a pretty French transparent orange over an orange plastic bead. I tried the blue thread because I thought it might tie the bead better to its orange and blue cousins. I think it just makes it look muddy. The second attempt was using red thread, and I like the clear brightness of this bead better.
The button has gold spots in the center, and I thought perhaps a gold bead or two would be a nice addition. I made this one with blue thread over a clear bead, then started another with blue thread over a blue bead, but didn’t finish it. The gold is just too bright. All you’ll see is the gold bead if you look at the necklace, and I don’t want that.
I think I’ll still bring in a little gold, perhaps to tip the petals of my imagined button flower, or perhaps as spacers between the beaded beads. I also have some size 8 orange whitehearts as possible spacers.
We’ll see! A bunch of blue beads left, and 2 more of the dark orange ones, and the button to go. I should find some more beading time.