I never make matched sets of anything. In fact I rarely can make matching earrings. However once I found this color combination, I felt I wanted to use up the whole strand of glass chips with the seed beads on the tray. This too is rare. Usually when I make something I immediately want to try it in another color combination. Somehow these pieces felt like a new beginning. . .
Something else. Many months ago I got some really neat plain hooks that came with the ugliest loops. I avoided using the hooks because the loops were so cheezy-looking. Then last night I made a beaded loop (duh!) and it was perfect.