I'll admit it: I was a snob and refused to use glass seed beads in my work. Only semi-precious would do (precious stone beads are out of my price range). Regardless, I bought seed beads and a collection amassed. Now I have a full box and, lately, use them exclusively in my textiles. When shopping for more, it's difficult to remember what colors are lacking without my cheater cloth stitched with samples. I guess I'm still a seed bead snob, whichever way I look at it.
No more base layer painting. After flipping through a few years of Cloth Paper Scissors, I see there will be techniques to try right onto bag paper. Just luv this iridescence!