I'm not much of a seed beader these days, but I fell in love with these; Leopard Skin Satin ! They looked lush, and reminded me of richness and warmth. Combined with the topaz briolette and the hill tribe and tiger eye beads, I felt it spoke to me (YES SUE, THEY SPEAK!!) . I felt like I found this in a far eastern country left from ruins long ago. Yes, this is how my creative crazy mind thinks sometimes, but I'm usually happy with the results! Does anyone else imagine as they create?