A good color to use as a background for brights, makes them pop forward. If you must have a vice, let it be Toho beads! Hundreds and hundreds and always something new.
I bought 8, 11 and 15s. Not solid amethyst but a variety of purple shades with touches of gray and green. Can't wait to get started.
11/0 round metallic amethyst gunmetal
I love this beads, the color is so rich. Since last year I discover Artbeads, I've been ordering beads from them. Good quality in a good price. I'm still in process of making necklace on this beads.