Well, I swatched yesterday for my Hanami. I am disappointed in my beads, they are way too dull against the rose petal fino. So I've ordered some beads from the Bead Wrangler (Not Affiliated, except as a customer).
I ordered a pink and also two different crystal colors. Melanie suggested that the crystal beads would look like raindrops in the 'blossoms' part of the stole. I haven't decided if I'm going to bead the entire stole yet, but I like the concept.