I really like these beads, and think they’ll make a stunning statement piece. But the effect, when you first look at them, is of a mottled metallic gold, without the pink and orange of the photo. Instead, the petals are a pale lavender with darker purple veining. The best bead I’ve found for a flower center is Auntie’s Amethyst glass pearl, maybe along with the Czech fire polished Magic Plum. For less contrast, Swarovsky’s Mauve pearls would work well.