Some beads were expensive so I only made earrings while others were on sale or from inexpensive bags that I bought.
The light really catches the round orange ones that remind me of marbles (third from the left) and the orange teardrop ones beside them are from an old necklace of my mother's from the 1960's. I remade the broken necklace from a short, multi strand choker type to a very long necklace that gives me more options and made the earrings to match.
The turquoise ones to the left of those are one of my favorites and fun to wear!
On the bottom row, the set on the far left are some that I made to go with a necklace that I created. I have a lot of necklaces that have an African inspired theme.
I made the teal set beside those because I liked the beads so much and I like to wear teal. That is a pair that I select at times and decide on my outfit afterward.
The ones on the far right bottom row I made to go with a beautiful velvet scarf that is a rich golden color, with teal and periwinkle designs in it. They look like an unusual color combination until I put the scarf with them. (You can see them better in a photo below.)
I made the carp set because I fell in love with the fish and decided to make them very simple. I tend to wear them more in the summer, when I wear light green.
One fun pair is the set in the middle with the red cubes and long gold tassels. I find myself absent-mindedly playing with those when I wear them.
The red beads at the far right are beads made from clay that has been glazed and fired.
On the bottom row to the left are the gold and crystal ones that are perfect because they go with everything and catch the light.