Instead of trying to make that gold beaded yarn that has me so un-inspired, I decided to use the same singles with these new, metallic copper beads. The warm color of Tuscany’s fiber reminded me of sandstone and the Sahara, hence the somewhat random name.
Technically, they’re the same singles, so I’ll likely have just as much trouble getting them to balance, but maybe the new bead color will be enough to get me started. I’ve only had time to string the beads so far.
Here’s a shot of the failed gold bead yarn with the copper beads on top. I think that since they aren’t clear, they’ll pop more against the yarn. There’s nothing worse than spending all that time to get beads into a yarn only to have them swallowed by it.