I posted 3 pairs of earrings to my Etsy shop this morning, and I’ll do the other 3 tomorrow morning. I’m giving a lot of thought as to how to describe the coloring. For the first batch of jewelry, the ones being posted now, they won’t ever be exactly duplicated, because I was using someone else’s dyes. I bought different ones, and I won’t be using them in quite the same way. But the solid colors I’m just starting on now will quite likely be able to be matched later, if I use the same dyes in the same concentrations.
But for the handpainted hanks of thread? There’s much more variation built in. I might paint different lengths, they might bleed into each other differently, etc.
It’s possible that I’m just overthinking this. Actually, it’s likely. I’m awfully good at overthinking.
However, I will not do another pair like the teal-to-mauve ones. I painted that one from one end to the other with subtle gradations of color. And then I had to adjust the pattern to use the entire thread, not running out and not stopping short. That was a royal pain. I’d do something like that again on commission, but not on my own. Sheesh.