(2010), 3" x 9", size 15 seed beads (dark metallic brown, silver-lined smoke, silver-lined teal, honey iris), nylon thread, ocean jasper accent beads.
I'm branching out from my sole dedication to Miyuki beads and trying my hand at Tohos and Matsunos. In this design the silver-lined smoke beads are Tohos. They have a sheen to the silver-lining and a color subtlety in the glass that seems somehow different from Miyuki.
As for the title, that was simply inspired by the accent beads: they have a wonderful rich teal color broken by a cream and brown varied matrix. Great stones!