I've been working on two tutorials simultaneously, intending to publish the other one before this one, but in the wee hours of the morning, this one got to the finish line first.
I have more people ask me about my creative process for the round, textured focal beads more than any of my other work, so I decided to let you all in on my secret. No, I don't roll the clay base bead onto the rubber stamp or texture sheet. No, I don't stuff the clay base bead into a silicone mold. No, I don't texture two half moons and smush them together. If you've tried that, you know it doesn't work anyway, all you get is a mashed pattern.
I am very excited to debut the focal bead tutorial, and I hope it helps a lot of people who scratch their heads to figure out how to get a good stamping on a round bead. And yes, I do sand and buff every one of these! Hee Hee
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED MY FAUX JADE TUTORIAL, YOU ALREADY HAVE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS TUTORIAL AND DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE IT AGAIN. PLEASE REFER TO THE FAUX YELLOW JADE BEADS IN THE SPECIAL JEWELRY PROJECTS IN THE FAUX JADE TUTORIAL. THANK YOU!