I like to mix many different textures, shapes, sizes and colors. I mostly use glass beads, but sometimes I add a pearl, shell or gemstone bead. So far I have used bright colors sparingly, which is why some of my bead piles are so small.
It is amazing how many different kinds of white there are. So far my work has been strictly in cool whites; I haven't even broken into my boxes of warm cream colors yet. I want to make some ivory snowflakes too, maybe with amber touches.
How about you? Do you have a favorite winter project?