My collection of new treetop beads is growing. I'm still having issues with color interactions. Poor choices of base colors again, with the pinks going peach-tan, even with encasing. And can you believe that top one is blueberry? My favorite of the new batch, a pale spring green casing over white, broke coming off the mandrel (I overheated the end of the 1/16" mandrel and left it marred, just enough to crunch the end of the bead as it got to that point).
So I'm unhappy with the colors still, but I like the concept of making enough of these in various colors to make a necklace.
This is the sketchbook drawing from a year ago, yet to be realized.