It's not wrong to use all the same material to make jewelry. A classic string of pearls is a good example. However, even if you do use exactly the same shape and size of beads, varying the colours does make the design pop. Joan loves crystals and she really indulged herself with this bracelet and matching earrings set. The hues of the purplish crystal beads varied from very dark to the palest, pinkish ones.

Beader Design #: 379
The Beading Gem's Journal