This was the first bead I had ever made that combined the characteristics that copper green, palladium foil and copper wire/mesh. What I found was that the palladium pinked up the copper green... What I think is so amazing about this bead is the way that the black ends are so crisp and definitive.
I've held onto this bead now for about three years. I think that happens because we worry that if we sell what we consider to be our masterpiece, there is a chance we won't progress to make something even more spectacular. MAYBE, if we always sell our best - our abilities will progress even faster!?