The changes aren't apparent enough to where I would care if I was using the default as opposed to yours, but they aren't bad. See if you can add other minor details such as spikes, gems, etc. At the moment it's just a slight recolor.
maybe make the wood on the wooden tools as dark as the iron tools, not the handle but the other part
i must agree that purple may have not been the best choice for the diamond tools, but it still looks great
i think any gold is better than the default gold. (even though gold tools are pretty weak imo)
the purple on the diamond was inspired by:
i would be happy to make a silver or black variation of these.
if theres any of you guys that are experienced in ANY way with texture packs, i would love some help. maybe together we can make an epic pack.
one thing i wanted to keep is the basic style and shape of the things.
i have edited a terrain.png with some of my ideas (and ideas from other packs like the quandary pack) but i could not make minecraft load my terrain.png. my terrain includes:
dark doors, better cobble, correct stairs (steps are infront not behind), nicer yellow flower, dark chocolate cake, clear glass, nicer furnace fire, different sappling, better gold and diamond blocks, and metalic redstone torches, and darker coal ore
i think the reason why it dosnt work is all that pink stuff.