Love the picture! Mat colour I'm not sure about - I think black would make it stand out - but I am not an artist lol!
This is the bracelet I have made - although it is not a brilliant picture sorry - I will try to get a better pic! It is made from Tila beads, delica beads and bugle beads. It took me two days and is the first time i've played with Tila beads. I hope it is ok
eta: here is a close up showing the detail - please ignore the random bits of nymo - they will be tidied up before I post! Didn't notice them until the photo showed them up!