Larry Scott Byzantine Beads. I have quite a stash of these beads as I always buy some from him every year at Bead and Button. In the past I have usually just strung them with semi-precious stone beads, but lately I've been using seed beads. I have been pondering what to do with this bead. I picked out some colors a couple of weeks ago, but didn't really hit on a design until last night. I am using size 11 and size 8 seed beads with tiny tear drops. I'm going to do another spiral bead crochet necklace, similar to the one I did for Teal and Silver, but with different embellishments. Once again I will do the crochet around Soft Flex to make it easier to assemble the necklace later.
The exact beads are (using the Beadcats stock numbering system):
2-11-479-02: size 11 very pale amber transparent luster
2-08-507-90: size 8 light olive transparent lined with lavender
DT1-198-00: Tiny tear drops (3mm x 5mm) dark cranberry transparent
The colors are sort of Christmas colors, and with the cranberry drops and focal bead...hence the name.