Marbled Opaque Turquoise/Blue beads are BEAUTIFUL!
I LOVE these beads. I had bought some of the TOHO 4mm cubes in the same color combination from Artbeads a while ago, and was hoping that they would be a good enough match to use them together. They are not an exact, perfect color match, but they are definitely close enough to use them in the same piece of beading. The cubes are just a LITTLE bit lighter & more green-toned, while the 8/0 seed beads are a tad bit darker & more blue-toned. Honestly, I wasn't expecting that they would be close enough to put one right next to the other in the same piece of work, since I used to be in the home decorating business, and know all too well about dye lots. I don't even know if seed beads have dye lots or not, but figured that since it had been so long since I ordered the cubes that I didn't expect a perfect match, and was just hoping that they would "blend", so I was pleasantly surprised.
One other comment is that you don't really notice the 2-toned effect as much in the smaller seed beads unless you look at them REALLY closely, but it's still enough that you could use the 2, separate solid colors along with the marbled beads, and the marbled beads would kind of pull it all together.
Anyway, I'm off to look at some of the other marbled & Picasso colors now, and see what other sizes & color combinations there are.
I'll come back and upload a couple of pictures after I'm done with whatever I decide to do with them. There are so many possibilities that I've changed my mind about 5 times already.
Very happy as usual. Thank you artbeads for always describing your products accurately, and as always the beads exceed my expectations.
Color did not match what is shown online. Instead of a marbled turquoise, the beads appear to more of a grayish color with some blue-green undertones. Unusable for my project.
Turquoise marbled opaque round size 8
of all the beads I ordered I like these the best for shine and color.