I love the finer beads, like these which are semi-precious. However, they are expensive to buy and also I do find that in many instances they have surprisingly small holes which limits the type of thread one can use.
This necklace and the earrings was part of batch I bought where they were suggested used simply by size. However, I felt that I wanted to do something a bit more. The holes were too small to really get a good threads into them and that did limit my ideas a bit.
So I tried several different ways to get these to flow better, when I hit upon this design. here I have simply put one of the smallest beads inbetween the larger beads. I really liked the finished expression.
Only issue, again, is how to get an image to really show the amazing colors of the beads. I am getting better I believe, but still, it is difficult.
As I have leg that will not heal properly, it is not easy to enrol into a photography class either. So I just have to muddle through on my own.
At least I am very happy with the design "in the flesh" so to speak!