I have made a few beads this week but unfortunately seem to have lost my ability to take decent photographs. I spent a good while chasing the patch of sunlight round the garden and boy was it moving fast, I thought they looked okay on the camera but when I uploaded them they were totally rubbish. I have a new version of photoshop elements and was convinced all would be fine and I would be able to fix them but no, the pictures were just rubbish. To be honest my photoshopping is always the same....set the white balance, sharpen and re-size...so with such a limited box of tricks I think I was expecting miracles. Anyway here is the best of the bunch just to get the ball rolling. It is intense blue and aqua but my camera has never done blue particularly well, which is a shame because is one of my favourite colours.