You see, what the human female does not know is that I have been working with the Purveyor of Tiny Shinies to create their online catalog. At my suggestion, the beads have been photographed under high light and with some back-lighting. Ostensibly, this is to highlight the various features of the beads—the different lusters, coatings, linings, and layers of glass—but in reality… Well, let’s just watch her meet her new beads.
Take these, for instance.
They look like this online:
In real life, they’re just…almost black.
What looked like this online, a nice mixture of purple and bronzy orange…
Looks like this out of the package:
And even the ones that were supposed to be very dark, with hints of purple and maroon:
…manage to disappoint in person.
The rosy pink ones?
I believe the word for this is “Meh.”
Of her order, there are nine things she wants to send back. She is now wearing what I have come to call her “Mopey Puppy Face.”
It’s not one I like to look at, but I do love to give it to her!
Ehehehe! Now she’s got to write to the POTS and ask for a refund or something, all without sounding like a whiny entitled female whose name starts with “K.” We’ll see what the POTS says.
Meanwhile, I’ll be busy with POTS working on the images for their newest shipment of pressed glass flower beads from the Czech Republic. I bet I can entice her into ordering at least one strand…