Sorry, first picture had to be taken close up, so it's fuzzy, but I was trying out 4 different colors of beads. You can basically get the idea. I'm going with the top sparkly ones.
I was thinking of doing the outer frame in this leaf pattern and the inside window in the diamonds with a scalloped edging. Input? Is there too much contrast between the geometric of the diamonds and the natural shape of the leaves?
I'll do another swatch with the patterns arranged more like they would be in the final shawl. Planning on doing a simple rectangle for this one, but again, input?