I practiced my small work more over the past couple of days, Easter service and cooking for 10 notwithstanding, and think I now have a handle on making small beads. The more confident I got, the more I winged it, and they did get a little fatter as a result.
I really like how the faux agates turned out, and the Blue and Green batch. These were some of the bigger ones, which I plan to sell in pairs but which could also be used by themselves as a focal bead pendant. My friend and fellow PCAGOE member Jenny of Jencom72 must have liked them, too. She featured them on her blog yesterday! Thanks again, Jenny!
All the beads shown above were made with translucent clay, alcohol inks and embossing powder. That's it, nothing else.
All of the beads shown below had a little extra opaque Turquoise and Ecru clay, but the majority of the recipe is still translucent, alcohol ink, and embossing powder, even the red. These are for me, I'm not planning to sell them. I love the Southwestern colors and plan to make myself a few things with them. Selfish me, but I think I deserve a reward for all this practicing.
I hope everyone enjoyed a happy Easter or Passover. It was a glorious, sunny, joyful day I spent with family, the best kind of holiday.