There has been some discussion on Instagram of late about beads that sit there and don’t get used. I have such a bead and thought I’d give it some attention, so it doesn’t feel unloved. I had no idea what it’s called even, that’s how unloved it was. I looked it up and it’s called Ivory Violets. It’s from the Purple Heaven Kit and I do have 3 other beads from that kit that I’ve bought separately.

L-R are Moonlight Bubbles, Ivory Violets, Aurora Flower and Amber Violets.

It’s different from Amber Violets, not only in colour, but also how the flowers look from the side.

The ivory colour goes with nothing that I have. I have a few white beads but the ivory totally clashes with the white. It looks good with the Sky Blue and Royal Viola True Beadz, so that is a possibility. One of the flowers on the Ivory Flowers has slightly more purple, which accounts for these two looks of the same bead.

In the end I decided to put the bead with its mates from the Purple Heaven Kit. Since it was quite flowery, I tried to make it a bit more modern looking with some chains each with one spacer.

Top to bottom are Dot’n’Dot, Sweet Berries and Connected Love.

So here is the combo and I’m very happy to use this bead today! All right, let’s hear about your unloved or neglected beads!

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