When you are working on a jewelry design, your interpretation of the colors or design are what influences your perspective of the project. I just received some lovely beads from a bead swap. I told my partner that I like bold contrast colors, like black, maroon, purple, cobalt, etc. Her perspective of those colors was totally different than mine. And I love it! Wanna see??
The green ones on the cute handmade pouch have deep forest green/black streaks, and the glass chips are black at one end, and transparent green at the other.
This is exactly why I love swaps, cause you get the benefit of someone else's perspective.
Ever been having a really rotten day, and then talk to someone who shares a bit of their story with you? Usually God throws someone at me who has just been told they have cancer, or just been in a car wreck, or it's the anniversary of their child's death. You know? Those things that make you utterly ashamed of having your pity party, and utterly thankful of the burdens you do have in your life.
Perspective. Makes all the difference.