I've been picking up white for the base of beads lately.
Even though you couldn't tell by this bead much.
A while back, I tried making a certain kind of 'cane' using different colours and black, and ivory and silver colours etc.... it didn't quite work out right, so I thought I'd use it to decorate a bead like a twisty. The dark is a result of that. I threw a couple of shards (From [link]
) on top of it to brighten it up.
I think it worked out ok!