Here is a look at at first batches. The watercolor batch is pretty, but I learned a few better techniques on sanding and buffing that came out in the garnet and white beads. It really pays to have the right sand paper for the job!
I am already laying down the cabs in a new design. This will be 1.5" cuff that I will adhere to a pre-formed brass cuff.
In between making clay cabs I manage to finish beading the collar design. I am pondering what connections I will use to finish off the piece.
I am over the moon with the crystal finish look. The cab on this piece is just spectacular and what led me to pulling out the pasta machine I bought 5 years ago. When I thought about clay years ago I was not even thinking about doing bead embroidery. Bringing these two mediums together in a match made in heaven.