Edited to add, now that I've recovered my files from my old computer and my darling wonderful incredible husband got them all loaded over to my other laptop, a picture via camera phone, so it's not great, of the earring in question:
She wanted a lanyard that had those colors and was really vibrant, "just this side of garish". I strung several series of pattern ideas on a sample strand and had her pick which she liked best. Some of the patterns had pearls, some had smaller beads. With a little from one series and a little from another we came up with this pattern.
I've left it unfinished for now, will get a final approval from her on Monday before finishing it off. It's a good thing I didn't finish it off, because after I took the picture above I realized that in one of the sequences I'd forgotten a purple bead and had to re-string nearly half the strand.
I think this is my most interesting commission yet (not that I've had all that many). What was yours?
Be here tomorrow for Wandering Around the Beadosphere - there were really great posts last week - you'll want to check them out!