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Sometimes a serendipitous discovery, or a junky bead table, can lead to some surprising combinations like this one. So I whipped out the seed beads and the needle, and brought them together in a netted necklace.
Except that there weren't quite enough beads to make a complete necklace. At least not a complete necklace for a grown woman with a neck bigger than 12" around.
So I toted the partially completed necklace to every shop in town, and even a couple of bead shows, trying to find purple druks that matched to add enough length at the back. Here's a revelation -- apparently, a 6mm druk in a nice rich purple is scarcer than hen's teeth.
What I ended up with is close. Not perfect (the new purple's a little too blue), but close enough for me to wear since the back will be hidden by my hair. If I want to sell this, the search for the perfect purple will continue.
Until then, it's partially elegant.