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"Tree of Life" Lavalier | by gingerblue
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"Tree of Life" Lavalier

Made for my Etsy shop. I have to admit, this bead was *fun* to make- the colors seemed to explode on the surface of the bead as I worked on it.

 

This necklace features what I call "Watercolor Beads"- I hand shape a bead out of properly conditioned polymer clay, cure it in the oven, sand it and smooth it. After all of that, I dye/paint the surface of the bead with a mix of inks, dyes, and liquid paints and then coat it with several coats of Varathane to make it colorfast and weatherproof.

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Taken on September 5, 2012