I can't remember what these are but I think they are coffee beans. I took the picture at an orchid show in Wisconsin a couple years ago. That will teach me to not include the placard telling me exactly what it is!
I just loved the long beaded strands with all the various colors, quite curious isn't it? I think it would make a great background for something really abstract or maybe even elegant. Hummm, let me think on this one. Yes, I would love to have it in a very light value with a full color flower of some kind. Which one though - rose, iris, lily - yep, I would pick a nice big open rose with a really long stem and a couple of leaves. Perfect, now off to the drawing board!