No, not with an alien. I’ve had my first encounter with non-colorfast beads. Must be I’ve just been lucky and all the beads I’ve purchased (or been given) have all been very colorfast. I know “they” always tell you to check for that, and when I have, the beads have been fine. So I got out of the habit of checking.
This luscious color is what I needed. It was perfect.
As I started adding the beads, my fingertips started getting a bit pinkish. The beads started getting a silver look to them–and it wasn’t just the reflection of the light!
I was about 1/3 of the way through the section and had to assess whether or not the variations would matter, or even if it would be all right if all the color came off and the beads looked silver.
Well, being the purist and the perfectionist that I am (NOT!), and lazy on top of it, I decided not to remove them and search for something else. I finished the section and the variations look nice. It will still work, even if all the color comes off. It is another reminder though, that we should always still be checking for colorfastness in our beads!