I did buy the beads at Michael's, and I did have art beads in mind to meet the challenge's "twist." These are all beads I already own, and they matched the colors of the beads perfectly:
Starting bottom right is a Tin Snippets creation from Lorelei, a feather from Marcie, and a coral pice from Round Rabbit. All the glass beads are ones I made myself. The far right one is made with glass called Caribbean - it's a clear deep green glass with a layer of opaque turquoise. The rest of the beads are made in a color called Kryptonite that I LOVE, and the big bead and the pair have some multi-colored frit added. I bought the chain at Michael's, too, because I envisioned something with multiple strands, maybe long. Or not. But I know nothing will happen until this gets cleaned up:
Check out the other contestants over on Heather's blog, Humblebeads.