I love the richness of CiM - Creation is Messy blue glasses. There is a great range of transparents and opaques ready to combine without searching for a common hue.
Below is an example. The barrel bead at centre is a combination of rare Halong Bay (an original batch) at centre with new Royal Ltd Run rings capped off by French Blue.
A simple wrap of 99% fine silver wire and the bead is complete!
Complementing the focal bead are solid beads of the 3 glasses.
Note how French Blue has a clear reaction to the silver wire while the Royal Ltd Run shows the silver clean and sparkling with no reaction marks.
French Blue and Royal Ltd Run join with CiM Peace, a white opaque, to create the patterned focal below.
Royal Ltd Run is a great base for fritted beads as shown in the beads below.
If you long for truly blue beads... look to CiM Glass blues to fulfill your longing!