NOTE: EVERYONE ON THE WAITING LIST HAS BEEN NOTIFIED,
AND I WILL POST THE REMAINING KITS AT NOON CDT IN MY ETSY SHOP
TODAY, SUNDAY, MAY 15TH. AND THEN I'LL ORDER MORE JEWELS
BASED ON FEEDBACK. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
PEPPERMINT contains the same Laguna Delite fancy stone as the original Mint, and all the supporting beads are the same, except for the accent beads around the bezel. They are now Czech Pearls, which are match the shiny surface of the seed beads, and are substantially easier to locate.
SPEARMINT is the original Mint, with a new fancy stone, Silky Sage Delite, which is just slightly more green than the Laguna. Spearmint uses the original accent beads, also Czech, which are matte, and have a nice contrast with the shiny galvanized seed beads.
So, mostly the same, but slightly different. I was worried that the sweater I designed this colorway around would not work with the Peppermint version. I was totally wrong.
The green-mint sweater was happy to be seen with either version of the necklace. But the turquoise denim jacket mildly preferred the bluer Peppermint version. I totally know how hard this is to see in a photo, because the color is so dependent on light, angle of view, and context. But you could take my word for it if you chose.
In any case, I am faced with a conundrum. Which version should I make more of?
I do have a waiting list for the original mint, and I am sending out convo's to all those on the list today. If they want the original, I have one, so I will send my notifications in the order they were received, trying to be fair to all.
Then, I will post what's left in my Etsy shop. If you have an opinion, even if you do not intend to buy a kit, I'd be interested in hearing it, either here in a comment, via Etsy convo, or on my Haute Ice Beadwork Facebook page.
So I'm off to start notifying my waiting list! And contemplate what I should be ordering for the next set of kits.
OH!!! And coming next week, a pretty new colorway for Caramel's Claws! This is Raspberry.
Same problem though, although a good one to have. I am torn between the lighter and darker bezel. And I have two different acorn bead arrangements. SO... for now, I'll make half in the lighter bezel and half in the darker. And purchasing interest will help me decide how to make the next set.