I originally ordered these beads while working on my book with the expectation that they were a little smaller and a little more clear than they are colorful.
When they came and they were extra large and deeper in color than I imagined, I set them aside on my beading table.
One day I thought I might as well try them in my design to see how they looked since I hadn't found any other beads to replace them.
Once I was about half way done with the project, I liked it more than I imagined I would and it ended up in the book afterall!
Sometimes when you are having creative inspiration, it's good to give yourself a little credit for some intuition and see how perfectly things turn out down the road.