The “Tapestry” star grew out of wanting to use certain beads together… I really liked the look of the mandarin orange and royal blue colors, so I made them the focal points. The beautiful luster of the cream color and a little sparkle with the metallic iris (one of my favorite beads DB0029) were the final bead choices. The pattern is available in my Shop now.
I think this is one of those stars that would look great no matter what bead colors you choose.
The trick to exposing a great graphical pattern in your pieces is to use different tones/finishes of beads. If all your beads are a luster finish, it will be hard to see the pattern that you take so much time to create. Also, having a strong contrast between bead colors brings out the details of a pattern.
I tend to use opaque and matte finishes, then compliment with a shiny bead, like the metallic in this one, or a luster finish.
Have fun! Happy Beading!