By Seraphine Louis
I originally had picked out one of the many orphan beads from Firelily Glass, but my husband (and color consultant!) immediately told me no. He went to my art bead storage and fished out a set from Firelily that he had given me for Christmas two years ago and insisted that I use one of those. As is often the case in matters of color, he was totally right so I switched out the beads. The one he chose has more of the pale greens and some nice movement that mimics the painting.
I just picked out some Czech glass with a Picasso finish and some smaller, brighter red Czech glass rondelles (playing up the bright colors of the enameled leaf) to place along the chain, added in a filigree ring between my two art beads, and called it good.