These are all the same original earring design (that I'm trying to prepare the pattern for) in different samples of my own hand dyed thread. From left to right: Midnight Oil, Blue-green Pastel, and Aqua Bay. No problem with finishing the sets, eventually - I have enough beads and HDT, for sure!
Aqua Bay is a new (intense!) color experiment that I just dyed a small batch of, to see how it would look. It has short color distances, with bright aqua between various variations of darker turquoise and a little blue. I guess I was trying to give the effect of dappled waves. You can see how it works up in the earring in progress.
Lola is another mini-batch that I dyed at the same time. This colorway is making it's 3rd appearance, I think. Because I mix fresh batches of dye each time, and hand paint the dye on the thread, no two batches are ever exactly alike, and even skeins from the same batch can vary from each other. That's just part of the serendipity of hand dyed thread.