Does it ever happen to you that you make something and you are not sure how it looks only because you know how it's made, and what you expect it to look like? Well, it happens to me.
First example: do these two settings really look like some sort of silver/pewter, or is it obvious they're not? Does the first remotely look like turqoise?
Second example:Does this really look like at least a fake snake skin? Hmmmmm. (Btw, it's decoupage on a sellotape cardboard)
I am really never sure!