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Delica Bead 1744 color
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Jan 27, 2018
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Calipage message #1
Delica Bead 1744 color
February 15, 2018 at 4:54:05 PM
The Delica color 1744 is not like the color pictured in the Delica palette. The pic of the color is much darker. It was used in a pattern I made and appears almost black on screen and in pattern. In actuality the color is a bright pink. So the piece I'm making doesn't look like my picture. Does this problem happen often? I bought the colors listed, but it's messing up my picture. Thanks for the help

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Stitchboard Support message #2
Delica Bead 1744 color
February 16, 2018 at 3:09:01 AM  (in response to Calipage message #1)
Hi, Calipage.

I see what you're talking about.  As we have always posted, we initially did our best to get the colors right for beads, yarn, and floss.  Once in a while someone reports an incorrect color but after a few years, there are not as many problems.

I did just scan through the Delica palette of colors and verified that DB1744 is the only one that is entered as nearly black when it should have color.  I'll correct this color as soon as I post this message.  One other problem we have with bead colors is that there is not really a standard color value from which we can enter into our database.  Even bead manufacturers don't have color values by which we can use.

As an example, here are a few different images of DB1744 beads:

These images are from various sources, all showing DB1744.  I realize none are close to black but I'm just letting you know that the colors we use in our palettes may or may not be the actual colors you see when you get the beads.

So in answer to your question, it's rare to find a color that's way off in our program (like this particular bead color).  It was definitely incorrect in the database and will get corrected immediately.

We also thank everyone who does report incorrect, discontinued, or new colors.

I apologize for this and actually just updated the database.  Here are the before and after colors:




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Jan 27, 2018
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Calipage message #3
Re: Delica Bead 1744 color
February 16, 2018 at 2:56:12 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Support message #2)
Thank you for fixing it. I too realize the difficulty in getting the correct value/color on screens versus the beads. Then there are all the different finishes as well. This is my first pattern I'm using this way. If you have any suggestions on how to get the best color out of a pattern, I'm all for learning. Without owning all the colors, I didn't think I'd do the best job selecting the colors myself, but I may give that a try also. Thank you

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